Sunday, April 26, 2009
May Newsletter & 2009 Events Calendar
Slow Food Eugene's Line Up Of Events Is Rounding Into Shape
There's been a lot of planning going on behind the scenes. This year's schedule of events is looking outstanding. We'll have potlucks, showcase events, and our annual One Field Meal. All of these events will highlight the work of the farmers, providers, and chefs that provide us with good, clean, and fair food. We are partnering with several other community groups to strength our efforts.
The tough economic times make it imperative that we redouble our efforts to support local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen producing those high quality vegetables, fruits, meats, and eggs that we have come to enjoy.
Here is a summary of the events already on the schedule.
Saturday, May 2, 2pm-10pm--Eat Here Now, Helios Resource Network potluck, workshops, and entertainment at the Lost Valley Educational Center.
Thursday, May 21, 6:30 pm-- Back To Your Roots Potluck at Bev Mazzola's and John Simoni's. Bring a dish you learned from one of your ancestors.
Sunday, June 28, KLCC Garden Walk Booth, all day. Visit Slow Food Eugene's booth.
Sunday, June 28, 6:30 pm, Meet The Sweets, at Sweet Cheeks winery. A joint event with the Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance. This is an evening with our sweet friends, Sweet Water Farm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, Sweet Creek Foods, Sweet Briar Meats, and Sweet Life Patisserie.
Sunday, August 30, around 4:30 pm, One Field Meal at the Deck Family Farm.
Still to be scheduled is a special RAFT Garden showcase. RAFT means Restoring America's Food Traditions. There's more information about our RAFT Garden project below.
VERY IMPORTANT: To make these events successful. We need your help. If you are interested in volunteering to work at an event, joining the membership team or have ideas for events, please send us an email.
Remember, there is strength in numbers. Bring friends who are interested in joining Slow Food Eugene or who just want to find out what this "Slow" thing is all about.
For more details, check out the May Newsletter. (PDF format)