Events

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.

May 17, 2014: Day of the Bed Garden Project

It’s time for GRuB’s Day of the Bed event! This is the 6th year that Greater Olympia’s Slow Food chapter has participated in the Day of the Bed. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000.

The Day of the Bed is the culmination of GRuB’s Kitchen Garden Project annual spring build season. It’s a chance to make garden-building a public
event by recognizing and celebrating the elements that go into creating a sustainable and secure community food system.

We are collecting contributions until May 17th. Slow Food Greater Olympia will match every dollar contributed by individual members and
supporters up to $500. So your tax-deductible contribution goes twice as far in support of building kitchen gardens in our community.

How to participate: Donate now!  or, Join the Slow Food team on Saturday, May 17 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Please send your check – made payable to “GRuB” to:

Emily Dunn-Wilder
4223 Indian Pipe Loop NW
Box 60031
Olympia, WA 98505

Or call Emily at (206) 491-3680 to arrange pick-up.

Want to join GO Slow Food’s team to help with the garden build?  Call or email Emily at emily.kara.wilder@gmail.com or (206) 491-3680.

Commitment: 9am-2pm. Arrive at GRuB at 9am in work clothes with a potluck dish for the celebration following the event. Work at the build site from 10am-12pm. At 12:30pm, meet back at GRuB for a potluck lunch celebration!

GRuB’s Kitchen Garden Project partners with organizations and people with low incomes to create backyard and neighborhood food solutions. They connect people with the sustainable food movement by providing access to the knowledge and resources needed to grow fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate foods. With your help, they can reach their goal of building 60 beds in 2014!

What your donation will mean:
$500 will build an entire garden
$100 builds a garden bed
$75 supplies the lumber for a single garden
$50 purchases the soil for a garden
$35 supplies a garden’s seeds and starts
$30 is 1/4 tank of gas for the GRuB truck
$15 will buy the trellis, twine, and nails

May 31, 2014: Rabbit Dinner, Second Round

When: May 31, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm
What: The November 2013 rabbit tasting dinner filled up quickly.  Those who could not participate expressed a desire for another event.  Here it is!  We are adding an optional  pre-dinner event–how to cut a whole rabbit into separate parts.
Where: Lacey area, at the home of Winona Furgison–5329 Lemon Rd NE
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non members; free if you prepare a rabbit dish to share.
Sign up: Use PayPal below, or contact Celeste.
Bring: A side dish, dessert, or wine, or rabbit dish. If bringing a rabbit dish, please check with Celeste.


Price per person




June 15, 2014: First Olympia Farmers Market Food Education/Demo

Starting June 15 and continuing every other Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm all summer, there will be food education and demonstrations at the Olympia Farmers Market.

July 19 2014: Nisqually Delta Micro-local Dinner

When: Saturday, July 19, 2014
What:  Nisqually Delta micro-local dinner
Where:  At Pigman’s farm in the Nisqually Valley

August 2014: Annual Colvin Ranch Dinner

When: Tentatively set for August 16
What: Farm to table dinner
Where:  Colvin Ranch