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.

Through September 21, 2014: Olympia Farmers Market Food Education/Demo

When:   Every other Sunday, starting June 15, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and continuing through September 21.
Where:  Olympia Farmers Market
What:  Starting Sunday June 15 and continuing every other Sunday, a team of Slow Food members and friends will share their passion for the great produce at the Olympia Farmers Market.

We Need You!  You can help answer Produce Questions at the Olympia Farmers Market – Sundays to Sept 21, 11 to 2 pm.     Slow Food Leaders Treacy Kreger or Christine Ciancetta will take the lead by selecting the produce to feature and preparing items to taste.  Your volunteer role is to answer questions about that fresh local produce, share recipes from the Slow Food veggie recipe box, and keep the tasting cups filled.   A food handler permit is not required of volunteers.

Sign up for the Sunday of your choice at

August 16, 2014: Annual Colvin Ranch Dinner

When: Saturday, August 16.  Starts at 4:30 pm
What: Third annual farm to table dinner at Colvin Ranch featuring Chef Will Taylor
Where:  Colvin Ranch
Cost: $75 for Slow Food Members and $85 for non-members
Join us for the third annual Slow Food Greater Olympia Farm to Table Dinner, Saturday, August 16  at 4:30 on the beautiful Colvin Ranch in the Rock Valley just south of Tenino. Learn about sustainably raised grass fed beef on the historic Colvin Ranch and enjoy a relaxing meal with local wines and veggies prepared by Chefs Treacy Kreger (Slow Food Board Member) and Will Taylor (Acqua Via). This is a fundraiser to support Slow Food Greater Olympia.

Slow Food, is a non-profit organization founded in Italy in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life and people’s dwindling interest in where our food come from. Slow Food brings together the pleasure in shared meals with awareness of our responsibility as we make individual food choices. Today, Slow Food has more than 100,000 members in 150 countries.

At the August 16 Slow Food farm to table event, ranch owners Fred and Katherine Colvin will share the story of one of the oldest ranches in Thurston County. Dinner guests will meet close up with the gently raised cattle. Fred Colvin will share information on the Managed Grazing System he uses in raising his beef.  Slow Food member Chef Treacy Kreger and guest Chef Will Taylor of Acqua Via restaurant of Olympia will prepare the meal featuring Colvin grass fed beef and local produce.

To register for the dinner sign up using PayPal below, or contact Emily Dunn-Wilder

Price Per Person

All Summer: Ark of Taste Garden Work

Wednesdays mid-morning:  Weed, water, and taste at the garden at The Commons at Fertile Ground – Downtown Olympia just south of the Library.   In our small garden we grow and provide information on plants that taste great but may disappear in the next few decades if not more widely known and, most importantly, eaten.  The Ark of Taste is a listing of such food products.  We gather from 10:30 to 11:30 am each Wednesday (except the last Wed of July) to tend the garden, talk with visitors and share tastes of produce.   Just come to the garden on Wednesday mornings with gloves, plastic bags for any produce, sun protection, and your water bottle.