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.

November 23, 2014: De-mystifying Holiday Meals

What: “De-mystifying Holiday Meals: A Holiday Dinner Workshop & Demonstration” (Family Style Meal to follow)
When: Sunday, November 23rd from 4-7pm
Where: GRuB Farmhouse Kitchen, 2016 Eliot Ave NW, Olympia, WA

Curious about learning a few new tricks in the kitchen? Join The Kitchen Garden Project (KGP) and Olympia Slow Food at Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB) for a workshop on Demystifying Holiday Meal Preparation. Chef Kevin Gerlich, a 2013 KGP Garden Recipient, will lead us in preparing a meat dish, gravy, a vegetable roast, and bread pudding. We will learn alongside one another in the kitchen and afterward we will enjoy the fruits of our learning during dinner around the table together.

Ever find yourself cooking a meal and some dishes become cold while you’re wrapping up cooking a different dish? Are you interested in de-mystifying a few traditional holiday dishes to share with loved ones? Are you looking to learn some kitchen basics or learn a few new kitchen tricks? Well, this workshop is for you!

How to Participate: Register for this cooking workshop and family style meal by e-mailing Ali at

* While at the workshop you will have an opportunity to learn about GRuB’s Kitchen Garden Project from the Backyard Gardens Coordinator as well as several KGP garden recipients.

Cost: Free for Kitchen Garden Project recipients including family members; $10 for individual Slow Food members; and $15 for individual community members; and, $30 for families. Seniors, students and people with limited incomes may contact Ali directly for sliding scale options. You can pay using PayPal below, or talk to Ali regarding payment.  Payment is due in advance.  Checks are to be made out to GO Slow Food.

All are welcome! This is a family-friendly event. Childcare will be provided.


January 11, 2015: Potluck Brunch and Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting and potluck brunch will be held at Joel Hansen’s home. Please come to share delicious local foods, hear reports from our Terra Madre delegates, review 2014 events and plans for 2015, and elect next year’s board.

When: January 11, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: The home of Joel Hansen — 625 73rd Ave SE, Olympia  98501 (Note address correction Oct. 30)