Events help us celebrate local food producers, fund local efforts to improve food availability for all, and sponsor delegates to national and international conferences. (Click here for past events.)
Potting Up Party! Saturday, April 13 1-3:30pm The Commons at Fertile Ground, 911 Adams St. SE, Olympia
Once again, we'll be potting plant starts and distributing them among participants. Plants include some we are testing for potential inclusiion in the Ark of Taste, Slow Food International's registry of distinctive, delicious foods that are facing extinction.
It's a great way to get started on your garden and make a real difference for biodiversity!
We will transfer small veggie starts into larger pots that will continue to grow in the Slow Food gardens downtown.
You will get to take home starts for your own garden, including tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, ground cherries, squash, herbs, cabbage, and lemon cucumbers.
If you can, bring pots (2-, 3-, or 5-inch, square or round), new potting soil, and starts you are willing to share with others. Also bring a hat, gloves, and a towel. We'll be there, rain or shine, and will be outdoors the whole time.
Come even if you're a new gardener, or someone who's never grown anything before! It's a great opportunity to ask questions of longtime gardeners.
We hope you can join us!
Slow Food Cascadia October 4-6, 2019
Save the date for this food conference and tasting salon!
In October, Slow Food chapters from around the wider region will come together to celebrate and learn about local foods and the systems that sustain them. It's going to be a fantastic opportunity to strengthen food ties and experience new flavors.
Many more details to come!
FOOD DEMOS OLYMPIA FARMERS MARKET Join the crew on select market days to help out with chef-led demonstrations. Hand out freshly prepared samples, recipes, and event information. Join us at 11:00 and stay until 2:00, or as long as you can. We'd love to see you there!