Last Sunday marked the first day of fall -also known as the autumnal equinox. Not surprisingly, we saw a lot of rain -which is typically what we see here in the Pacific Northwest in fall, though we did get a few lovely sun breaks interspersed throughout the day. Do you have a favorite ritual to usher in the change of the seasons?
A lot of you are excited by this -sweater weather -as some call it. A time to curl up with our favorite warm beverage to read, a time to enjoy fall bounty in our gardens, local markets, farmer's markets and CSA's, a time to relish in our warm, comforting meals -casseroles, and stews, using root vegetables like squash or tubers.
We invite you to break out the casserole dish or stew pot, because our annual
Harvest Potluck & Member Meeting is coming up -Sunday, October 13th.
RSVP here to join other likeminded folks who appreciate our local bounty to learn about Slow Foods' revived national initiatives and the new work we are beginning locally.
Everyone is welcome! You do not have to be a Slow Food Seattle member to come join in the potluck, though you do have to be a member to vote on any voting issues. If you have been curious about our organization, this is a great chance to come meet with members and see what we're all about! We will be discussing a few membership-related topics, with a few members-only votes, but the majority of our topics and activities will be of interest to anyone interested in good, clean, fair food:
- I-522 (labeling GMO foods). Meg Kennedy from Central Co-op, will be there to discuss this important ballot initiative.
- Ark of Taste: Slow Food's Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. The Ark's goal is to help promote these foods to ensure their continued existence.
- Slow Food's new national initiatives
- School gardens
- Slow Fish - Slow Food's special focus on seafood
- A favorite dish to serve 20 with serving utensils
- Eating utensils and a non-alcoholic beverage
We will supply plates, cups and napkins.
There will also be door prizes!
Not a member, but want to be?
Join here to support Clean, Good, and Fair initiatives through your local Slow Food Chapter.
Have you been on our website recently? It's gotten a fresh update for fall, and we think we'll like what you see! If you've already been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you'll notice we post a lot of community events in line with the Slow Food mission that we feel are of interest to our community.
As we have voiced our strong support in favor of I-522, we have dedicated a section of our website to this important issue, and have included an Event Calendar to keep you informed of all events around I-522. Feel free to browse our site here.
If you have any suggestions/calendar items for our site, please let us know by contacting email@example.com.
Calendar of Events
Sept 27 -GMO OMG documentary opens in Seattle
Time: Check listings here
Location: SIFF Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
More info: GMO OMG official site
Oct 13th -Slow Food Fall Harvest Potluck and Annual Meeting
Time: 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
Location: Montlake Community Center
1618 East Calhoun Street
Seattle, WA 98112
Oct 13 -Slow Food Whidbey -Taste of Whidbey
Time: 3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Location: Freeland Hall
1515 Shoreview Drive
Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA.
Oct 17 -Slow Food Book Club
Time: 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD - Will be either Cap Hill or Roosevelt.
Oct 21 -School Garden Meeting
Time: 4:30 -6:00 p.m.
Thank you for being a part of the Slow Food Seattle Community. We hope to see you at our Fall Harvest Potluck and Annual Meeting on Oct 13th. Please spread the word and invite your friends to this community event.
As always, feel free to email us with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slow Food Seattle
|Makah Ozette potatoes at the April 2012 member potluck|