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“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

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 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 if you would like to attend.  

Later Event: February 23