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.
Tickets go on sale for some of the events on April 22, 2019. Go to www.slowfoodcascadia.org
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!
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. BE SURE TO BRING THE KIDS!
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.