4:30 PM16:30


Invitation only - limited attendance - don’t delay to get your spot


Summer has delighted us with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures.  There are so many things happening on Whidbey Island, it is hard to keep track of them all.  But in the midst of all these happenings, please remember to sign up for the Slow Food Whidbey Island BBQ and Smoked Meat Class.   

Do not miss this opportunity to learn to grill and smoke the tastiest meats, fish and vegetables and win raves at your next BBQ.  Socialize with other Slow Food supporters and friends as you eat and taste amazing food.

  • “How To” Techniques and samples include Pulled Pork, Tri-Tip Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Vegetables including carrots, and leeks presented by George Petrich and Joe Whiserand. These chefs will offer techniques for BBQ and smoked meats in a Weber Kettle Grill.

  • The Menu features grilled and smoked meats, a Grilled Romaine Caesar salad along with desserts including Kiki’s Famous Coconut Cake, Butterscotch Pudding with Whipped Cream and Champagne Sherbet.

  • Please bring your own folding chair, eating utensils, plates, BYOB and a side-dish to share.

  • Cost: $35.00 for members, $40 for non-members

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7:00 AM07:00


SLOW FOOD USA is having another GIVE WHAT YOU CAN day on September 15th.

On this day only, you can join Slow Food USA for any amount.  Just be sure to show Slow Food Whidbey Island as your chapter when you sign up.  I will send out an email reminder on the date. Please ask to be added to our email list if you would like to receive a reminder.

Benefits of Membership in Slow Food Whidbey Island

  • Automatically makes you a member of Slow Food USA. Become part of an organization dedicated to Slow Food principles and bringing people back to the table. It also allows you to attend Slow Food events anywhere in the country.

  • Lower member price for admission to our public events.

  • Attendance at the “Members Only” events.

  • Free Annual Membership-Appreciation party to thank members with food, wine & fun

  • Great opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with people who share the same Slow Food ideals.

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to Oct 7


SAVE THE DATES: WIG is having their annual WIG Week again this year.

It will kick off the event on Sat. September 28th with the Cider Festival at the Pacific Rim Institute but will have some new twists to add to the excitement.

Some of the farms will have farm tours and some of the restaurants will have small private dinners during the week

The following weekend they plan to host a major event at the Island County Fairgrounds. This will take place for 3 days beginning Oct. 4 and finishing on Oct. 6. There will be workshops, food and wine tastings, arts and crafts vendors and a closing Farmers Feast.

More details as they become available.

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10:00 AM10:00


Tickets go on sale for some of the events on  April 22, 2019.  Go to 

***Food Festival***

FREE ; Saturday October 5th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ; Old Apple Tree Park, 112 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661.

  • Hard Cider Garden: 15 hard ciders and Slow Food Cider Competition

  • Slow Food Classroom: 20 minute presentations by producers, chefs, and advocates 

  • Community cider pressing station: Bring your apples and bring your jugs

  • Taste Marketplace: 20 producer vendors from across Cascadia

  • Main Square: Slow Fish tent, Regional Chapter tables, and Educational booths 

  • Farm to Table Makers Faire: Farm to table tools of the 4th industrial revolution. 3-D printing, robotics, apps, appropriate technology, regenerative agriculture, and DIY farm equipment.


Noon - 6:00 pm; Historic Hanger

Come shape the future of the food movement!  The Slow Food Summit will offer panel discussions, breakout sessions, a reception and networking, followed by the open to the public, Hanger Hangout party. This summit is designed for food movement leaders: farmers and producers, Slow Food community leaders and organizational partners, chefs and other food leaders. If you want to expand your network and be an active voice in the future of food, don’t miss this summit!

***Hanger Hangout***

Saturday October 5th 6:00 pm - Midnight ; Fort Vancouver Historic Hanger 

-Slow Food Beer Garden and Awards 5:00-Midnight

-Hawaiian Pig Roast and Native Salmon Bake 5:00-Midnight

-Keynote speaker: Polynesian and Native Food Culture of the Lower Columbia

-Music and Dancing  8:00-Midnight

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4:00 PM16:00


Slow Food Whidbey Island celebrates our members by offering a wonderful free program during the holidays at Comforts Winery. The Board of Directors creates a marvelous meal and each member will receive a free glass of wine. This year we are adding a dessert competition, which when combined with the raffle and auction, it becomes a night to remember.

This free event is for members only. More information to follow as the date gets closer.

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to Jul 21


This event is by invitation only.

Slow Food Whidbey Island is offering a 2-day Foraging Event with Karen Achabal.

On Saturday, July 20 AT 5:30 pm Karen will do a presentation at Deer Lagoon Grange about foraging on Whidbey Island. She will bring some of the produce she has collected and demonstrate some recipes using foraged ingredients. Afterwards we will have a potluck dinner and Karen will be available to talk about her presentation and dishes. Cost for this part of the event will be $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.

On Sunday, July 21 from 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm, Karen will lead a foraging group at South Whidbey State Park. This part of the event will be limited to 15 people. Cost will be $10.00 for members and $15 for non-members.

You can sign up for either part or both by RSVPing to Kathy Floyd at

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5:30 PM17:30


Slow Food Whidbey Island is partnering with Farmer & The Vine for an Oyster and Wine Tasting Event. This exciting afternoon will include a presentation by Taylor Shellfish along with some of their delicious oysters! Farmer & The Vine will pour Slow Wines that pair well with the oysters. You must reserve for this event through the Farmer & The Vine. Reserve via 360-321-0791 or

Price is $40 for Slow Food Members and $45 for Non-Members. The event takes place at Farmer & The Vine located at 5603 Bayview Rd., Langley (Bayview Cash Store). Seating will be limited so be sure to sign up early.

If you are still hungry after the event, Farmer & The Vine will be offering their regular menu and will stay open should anyone wish to order additional food after the tasting.

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5:15 PM17:15


 Slow Food Whidbey Island is doing a special presentation 0n April 10th at the Nordic Lodge in Coupeville. Zvi Bar-Chaim is the School Garden Coordinator for the Coupeville Farm to School (CF2S) Program.  His success has been phenomenal and Slow Food Whidbey Island has supported this program since its inception.  Zvi has offered to do a presentation for us to tell how they have progressed over the years.  He is a graduate of the Organic Farm School. We are very excited to have Zvi joining us to talk about the exciting developments in their program.  We will have a non-alcoholic potluck to celebrate the occasion. 

We also plan to have a contest for those who would like to enter their main dish for the potluck. The kids will pick the winner, so be sure to make it kid friendly!

Cost will be $15 for members, $20 for non-members and Elementary students are free.  Please contact Kathy Floyd at to RSVP.  BE SURE TO BRING THE KIDS!

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2:00 PM14:00


Saturday, Feb 23 from 2-5pm for the 2nd annual 2019 Whidbey Island Seed Swap!

It will take place at the Clinton Community Hall, alternating with the Coupeville Library each year hereafter. Bring along some seeds to share and look for the Slow Food booth at the event. We will be manning our booth from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and handing out seeds from the Ark of Taste foods grown on Whidbey Island.

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