Upcoming Food Events
Local Foods Featured at Fundraising Dinners This Summer
Slow Food is a non-profit organization founded in Italy 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life and people's dwindling interest in where our foods 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 24 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 gently raised cattle. Fred Colvin will share the latest research underway at his ranch studying the impact of his Managed Grazing System on stream water quality. Slow Food member Chef Treacy Kreger and guest Chef Will Taylor of Aqua Via restaurant of Olympia will prepare the meal featuring Colvin grass fed beef and local produce. To register for the dinner contact Liz Douglas (360) 878-8097 firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation for the dinner is $60 for Slow Food members and $75 for non-members. Information can also be found at the group's website: slowfoodolympia.org
The Friends of the Olympia Farmers Market, in addition to the August 20 Taste of the Market, are hosting three opportunities to experience collaboration between local chefs and the Market farmers. Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, the guest chefs will capture the unique Northwest flavors offered in the rustic, intimate setting of the Olympia Farmers Market. The dinners are offered on May 25, July 27 and September 14. The cost for six courses and 5 wines is $75 per person. Reserve at http://www.farmers-market.org/product/farm-to-table-dinner/
Check out the South of the Sound Direct Sales Farm Map for a listing of many of these farms - http://communityfarmlandtrust.org/current-projects/2009-thurston-county-farm-map
A listing of all the local food dinner options this summer is available at the events section of the Thurston Food System Council website - http://thurstonfoodcouncil.org/events/
West Side Farmers Market
Kitchen Garden Project Workshops
Below is a full listing of all scheduled workshops so far. We strongly encourage you to RSVP if you want to attend a workshop - you can do so by calling us at 360-753-5522.
Pest Management Workshop, @ GRuB
Cook with KGP: Veggie Stir Fry, @ GRuB
Disease Management Workshop, @ GRuB
Cook with KGP: Sauerkraut, @ GRuB
Fall Gardening Workshop, @ Nisqually Youth Center
Fall Gardening Workshop, @ GRuB
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