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 will make a marvelous meal and each member will receive a free glass of wine. As always we will have a raffle and auction. It will be a night to remember.

This free event is for members only and is not open to the public. If you would like to attend, be sure to sign up as a member with prior to the event. Contact Kathy Floyd at if you would like to attend.

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5:30 PM17:30


Whidbey Island Seafood Company will join us for a celebration of Slow Fish.  Come meet owners Adam and Andrew Hosmer who will provide recipes and have crab bites and white fish to sample.  

In their own words, “We pride ourselves on the quality of wild-caught America seafood we source and provide to our customers. Our network of West Coast and Pacific Northwest fisheries use sustainable and traceable methods to guarantee quality from catch to table, ensuring that our customers are buying the safest, highest-quality seafood available.”   

The brothers will share stories and the history of their family business.  These young men brave the elements of the Behring Sea to catch fresh seafood that they deliver to you on Whidbey Island or to the Organic Farm School for pick-up.   Like them on Facebook at “Whidbey Island Seafood Company” or check out their website at 

The event will take place at the Nordic Lodge on November 7th.  A potluck dinner will follow the presentation.  Cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for their guests.  Contact Kathy Floyd at if you would like to attend.  Attendance is limited, so don’t delay.

This event is by invitation only.  Look for yours in an email coming soon.

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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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10:00 AM10:00


 Slow Food Whidbey Island is partnering with Salty Acres Farm to bring you a very unique experience!  Have you ever been to a salt-producing facility?  Whidbey has its very own manufacturer, right here on the island.  Kim Gruetter will show you her procedure and let you sample many of the varieties they produce.  Learn how to put together special blends of their salts and take home a sample which you have mixed yourself. 

The event will include a tour of their farm including their beachfront on Penn Cove where they have clam, oyster and mussel beds.  The water of Penn Cove is also the source of the salt they produce.    The tour will continue with a walk through their beautiful flower and vegetable gardens with a stop to visit with some of their farm animals including pigs, chickens and turkeys.  Pick up some additional salt packets or bouquets of flowers at their farm stand at the entrance to the farm.

To learn more about Salty Acres Farm, go to their website at  Cost for this event will be $35.00 for Slow Food members and $40.00 for non-members and the event will be open to the public.  Attendance is limited so be sure to reserve early.  The 10:00 class has sold out but we have added a second class from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and there are a few spaces left. To obtain a spot, contact Kathy Floyd at her email

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to Oct 6


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.

Slow Food Whidbey Island is having a salt-making class at Salty Acres in Oak Harbor on October 3rd.

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

For more details go to

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7:00 AM07:00


SLOW FOOD USA is having another GIVE WHAT YOU CAN day on September 2nd.

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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