Find current and future Slow Food events below and an archive of past events here.  Non Slow Food events and announcements are on the Announcements page, and reference information can be found on the Links page.  

Event fees cover the cost of the event and provide support for our programs, such as Farmers Market cooking demonstrations. In 2010, we sponsored delegates to the international Slow Food event, Terra Madre in Torino, Italy.

July 12, 2015: Family Ice Cream Social

When: Sunday, July 12. Stop by anytime between 2 and 5 pm
What: A mix of visiting, education, and play designed for the whole family, and as always at a Slow Food event, great local food!

Expect sorbet and ice cream including homemade options. If you’d like, bring cookies, crisps and pies to share. We are counting on all to bring a favorite topping to share (challenge yourself to feature local foods). Dishware is provided.

For Kids: The picnic house is situated on a large acreage with plenty of room for kids to roam or set up croquet or bocce ball. Bring your badminton, Frisbee, etc. if you like.

Education at the event will include poster sessions from several students in the food program at TESC .  Martha Rosemeyer will report back from her recent travels to visit two Urban Farm projects in the heart of Havana, Cuba.

Cost: $5 per family. Free if you make and share a homemade ice cream, or make a dessert that begs for a scoop of ice cream. No RSVP Necessary.

Where: At Karen and George Bray’s Picnic House near the east side portion of Priest Point Park.

The picnic house is on a private road called 33rd lane NE off East Bay/Boston Harbor and north of Priest Point Park (the private road should not to be confused with 33rd Ave NE off of Gull Harbor Rd). Here is how to find it:
As you get north of Priest Point Park from Olympia on East Bay Drive/Boston Harbor Rd, look for a private road – 33rd Lane – which is the first road on the right north of Priest Pt. Park. The parking area for the event is about a block down that road on the right between two homes. The picnic house is behind one of the homes. Look for the Slow Food banner and signs directing you to the Picnic House.


July 18, 2015: Farm Dinner at the Pigman’s Organic Produce Patch

Join us for a mostly vegetarian dinner in Nisqually Delta.

When: Saturday July 18, 2015.  4 pm to dusk
Where: Pigman’s Organic Produce Patch
What: Joel Hart from Hart’s Mesa (Latin American cuisine) by the Westside Co-op will provide a vegetarian focused dinner sourced from the farm located in the Nisqually Delta area.  A limited selection of appetizers or side dishes containing meat will also be included.
Tickets: $50 members, $65 non members.  register at


August 22, 2015: Farm Dinner at Colvin Ranch

When: Saturday, August 22nd at 4:00 pm
What: This is our fourth exciting year with the Colvins as our hosts for this yearly Slow Food of Greater Olympia fundraiser, and we can’t wait for yet another mouth-watering feast!

The evening begins with locally-sourced drinks, raw oysters from South Sound Clams, and a hayride tour of the historic Colvin Ranch ranch. You’ll learn about the ranch and their sustainably-raised, grass-fed beef. The ranch is beautiful, the hosts are generous and the cattle are magnificent.

The dinner that follows is a breathtaking five courses of Colvin beef and local vegetables prepared by Chefs Will Taylor of Waterstreet Cafe and Treacy Kreger of St. Andrew’s House. A decadent half-baked chocolate mint cheesecake made by Stephen Cobb (of Cobb’s Peanut Butter Cups) will finish the feast. This dairy- and grain-free treat alone (or with vanilla ice cream) is worth the ticket price.

Please let us know if you have any dietary concerns, and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Cost: $75 for Slow Food members and students; $85 for non-members.

To purchase tickets:  by cash or check, contact Emily Dunn-Wilder at (206) 491-3680 or email Buy tickets online here:

Summer 2015: Olympia Slow Food Market Days

Join Greater Olympia Slow Food board members Christine Ciancetta and Treacy Kreger at the Downtown Olympia Farmer’s Market this summer for our Annual Market Demos on Sundays!

If you would like to sign up to be a Slow Food Ambassador and help promote good, clean, fair food for all, please let us know your availability by filling out this form.
Slow Food Greater Olympia has hired a new intern for the summer. Welcome to the team, Rita Stevens!

Rita is an author of a food blog, served as an intern at Pigman’s Farm this past spring and will continue to work there throughout the summer in addition to serving in her new Slow Food role.

From Rita: “I can’t wait to start cooking!”