May 6 - May There Be Gardens - backyard garden beds that is. and our annual fundraiser for GRuB and May there be Gardens (Formerly Day of the Bed) is upon us. This function represents a key partnership between GRuB and Slow Food and gives us the opportunity to donate our energy and resources to such a wonderful cause and organization. www.goodgrub.org GRuB and our collaboration helps local youth gain critical sustainable food production, life skills and education while supporting our greater community by building raised beds for deserving and needy community members, truly delivering our mission of good, clean and fair food for all. Did we mention this event is fun? Last year we had a blast creating the raised gardens and joining together with all the teams after for incredible food, music and comradery. Please consider donating your time or resources to this year’s event: When: Saturday May 6th from 9am – Noon Where: GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 753-5522
Contact: Lorrain Cornell at email@example.com For a donation: Send a check made out to GRuB. You can make a personal contribution with Slow Food Olympia matching the first $500. Send your check, to Lorrain Cornell, 2103 Harrison Ave NW Suite 2-916, Olympia, WA 98502
Olympia Farmers Market Food Demonstrations Join the crew on selected market days. Each demonstration is lead by a chef from our Slow Food membership and aided by the rest of us. Come for the whole day or half day to hand-out seasonal recipes, food tastes, and talk to market visitors. Sign up here for spring dates - April 22, May 14 and June 18
Summer/Fall date will be: Sunday August 13 - What to do with CSA abundance (cooking from a typical CSA box) Sat Sept 23 Harvest Celebration – Preserving the Harvest Sat October 28 Halloween - Eat your pumpkins! Sun Nov 19 – Storing winter veggies Sat Dec 23 - Winter vegetable soups
Save these tentative dates for summer events Farm to Table Dinner - July 22 Colvin Ranch Dinner - Aug 19
Events help us sponsor delegates to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a biannual international conference in Turin, Italy dedicated to food and gastronomy. If you are interested in being a delegate, contact a Slow Food board member to get involved with fundraising!