November 27 , 2018 will be Give What You Can Day, where any donation amount makes you a member of Slow Food USA. . Please Use this link: slowfoodusa.org/give-what-you-can, which will go live on November 27th. Be sure to put it on your calendar and show WA-Whidbey Island as your chapter.
Once again we will be having our “Member Appreciation” Party at Comforts winery on Tuesday, December 11, at 4:00 pm. The event will be free for our members and will include a Chili Dinner with Salad and dessert not to mention a wine ticket. Once again we will have our famous annual Raffle.
This is a MEMBERS ONLY event and is free for our members. If members have a significant other who is not a member, they can bring them as a guest for $10.00 but no other guests will be allowed. Comforts winery only has room for 90 people. Since we have over 150 members, there will be a cut off when we reach the 90 total. Be sure to reserve early if you would like to attend. Send your RSVP to Kathy Floyd at email@example.com
Slow Food Whidbey Island is hosting a Sausage Making Demonstration on October 4th to celebrate Oktoberfest. The event will be held at Deer Lagoon Grange in Langley and is open to the public.
Chef George Petrich will show us how to make Brats sausages. The demonstration will consist of grinding pork from Three Sisters in Coupeville, measuring the seasonings, mixing up the sausage, stuffing it into casings and finally cooking it up to eat. Samples will be offered during the demo and recipes will be provided to take home.
Chef Petrich attended Seattle Culinary Academy and worked at the fabulous Herbfarm in Woodinville followed by a job with Link Lab Artisan Meats in Seattle where he learned the sausage business.
Following the demonstration, we will have a communal gathering where everyone will contribute a unique, homemade dish to be shared. Beer and cider will be available for purchase. So put on your aprons and start cooking to make this the best Slow Food event ever!
You can RSVP with Kathy Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 for members and $20.00 for non-members.
Join Chef Lis David of Orchard Kitchen fame and preservation maven Arjai Allred for a demonstration of simple methods to preserve and enjoy the summer bounty year round. Learn how to easily preserve items from your garden, CSA and Farmers Markets. Lis and Arjai will be teaching simple methods of preservation such as freezing, oven drying and preserving in olive oil so you can use ingredients to make dishes, sauces and desserts all year long with items supporting local farmers. The chefs will also share recipes and snacks showcasing some preserved items. You will go home with information on how to use all their techniques.
This event will be held at "The Kitchen" at the South Whidbey Community Center. The Living Design Foundation have renovated this facility for educational uses and real-life skill development making it the perfect spot to hold the event.
Price is $15 for members and $20.00 for non-members. Contact Kathy Floyd at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Please note: the date has changed to July 12th, 2018
THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT!
Be sure to attend this very special event for members only. Owners Steve and Amy Williams of Foxtail Organic Farm in Freeland have just completed building a wood-fire oven on their farm where they will make fabulous pizza with plenty of their farm fresh toppings. They also plan to give us a tour of their gardens and greenhouses. Deep Harvest Farm is located next door and have agreed to give us a tour of their seed-producing facility and farm. Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville will be providing the crust for the event and Asa Bodnar will be providing music. And finally, Double Bluff Brewery will be on hand to do beer tasting of some of their brews.
This is a members only event, so be sure to sign up for Slow Food Whidbey Island membership if you would like to attend.