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.

August 16 and Sept. 13, 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!  Last two demonstrations will be August 16 and September 13.

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 contacting Rita at

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!”

September 13, 2015: Washington Organic Week Celebration at Farmers Market

September 12 – 19, 2015 marks the sixth annual celebration of Washington Organic Week. Be part of the celebration by stopping by the Slow Food table at the Olympia Farmers Market on Sunday Sept 13.

Thursdays in September 2015: Gardening in the Ark of Taste Garden

Every Thursday morning in September -10 am Gardening in the Ark of Taste Garden

What: We are harvesting Ozette Potatoes, tomatoes and tomatillos; weeding and thinning winter greens.
When: Thursdays in September 10 to 11 am.
Where: The Commons at Fertile Ground, corner of 9th and Adams, downtown Olympia.
Bring: garden hoe, gloves and bags to take items home.

No charge. Just come and have fun helping in the garden.

September 29, 2015: Canning the Bounty Together

Facilitators: GRuB & Greater Olympia Slow Food

Where:   Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB)
2016 Elliott Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502

When: Tuesday, September 29th from 5:30-7:30PM

Come join Olympia Slow Food & Kitchen Garden Project Staff in the GRuB kitchen to share and learn about the wonders of preserving your harvest as you do your canning alongside others. We will use the hot water bath canning method as we preserve the abundance of fruits and vegetables together brought from your gardens or purchased locally. Come join us in the kitchen! No canning experience necessary.

When you sign up, please indicate if you are experienced, novice or brand new to canning. Please note what you can bring e.g. canner, jars and lids, seasonal fruits, peelers, knives, organic sugar, recipes suitable for hot water bath processing and produce. Participants will share the cost of these items.

*Free for GRuB program participants, $10 for Slow Food members & $15 for general public.

Register at Brown Paper Tickets –