Apr
10
5:15 PM17:15

COUPEVILLE FARM TO SCHOOL PRESENTATION

 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 kathy46@whidbey.com to RSVP.  BE SURE TO BRING THE KIDS!

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May
21
5:00 PM17:00

OYSTER AND WINE TASTING EVENT

Slow Food Whidbey Island is partnering with Farmer and the Vine for an Oyster and Wine Tasting. This exciting afternoon will include a presentation by Taylor Shellfish along with some of their delicious oysters! Farmer and the Vine will be pouring wines that pair well with the oysters. You must reserve for this event through the Farmer and The Vine. More details as they come available.

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Sep
28
to Oct 7

WHIDBEY ISLAND GROWN (WIG) WEEK

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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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

SLOW FOOD CASCADIA

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

***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.

***Summit***

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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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

ANNUAL WHIDBEY ISLAND SEED SWAP

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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Feb
7
5:15 PM17:15

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT

“Capture the Spirit" of Terra Madre on Thursday, February 7, 2019

This is an “Invitation Only” event

You may remember Lis David from our previous events such as the Preserve the Harvest event back in August plus our very first cooking event which featured soup. We are fortunate to have her back.. She had an opportunity to visit Terra Madre when she was in Italy this past fall and is coming to share her experience with us through words and pictures. Lis will be serving hors d'oeuvres as she shares her story.

Cory Fakkima from West Beach Farm in Oak Harbor will also be on hand to talk about Slow Meat. Cory offers free-range chicken, beef, pork and turkeys over the course of the year to the folks on Whidbey Island.

One of the many aspects of Terra Madre is the Ark of Taste which was formed to preserve biodiversity.  We will follow the presentation with a Potluck and ask that you try to feature one of the items from the Ark of Taste in your dish.  To find the Slow Food Ark of Taste list go to https://www.slowfoodusa.org/ark-of-taste

Whidbey Island has two items on the Ark of Taste – (1) Sugar Hubbard Squash from Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville, available for sale at most of the grocery stores in Coupeville and the South End, and (2) Rockwell Beans from Prairie Bottom and Willowood Farms in Coupeville.  These can be found at Bayleaf and Three Sisters in Coupeville when available.  Makah Ozette fingerling potatoes are a PNW Ark of Taste item and are grown in the school garden in Langley as well as Kettle Edge Farm in Coupeville.  Contact John Burks at jeburks@frontier.com if you would like some.

The event will be held at Nordic Hall in Coupeville on, February 7th from 5:15 to 7:30 pm.  Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Contact Kathy Floyd at kathy46@whidbey.com if you would like to attend.  

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