Slow Food Seattle        
April 2010

Below you will find our Slow Food Seattle Spring newsletter - including some exciting news about Terra Madre, Slow Food Seattle restaurants and your local farmers markets!

In the spring,
at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt. 
~Margaret Atwood

Terra Madre

Are you a food producer, educator, food activist, cook, or student interested in applying to attend Terra Madre 2010?

Terra Madre
 Terra Madre is an international network of food producers, cooks, educators and students from 150 countries who are united by a common goal of global sustainability in food. The "food communities" of Terra Madre come together biennially to share innovative solutions and time-honored traditions for keeping small-scale agriculture and sustainable food production alive and well.

WHEN: The fourth edition of the Terra Madre conference will be October 21-25, 2010. Now accepting applications, due May 15, 2010.

WHERE: Torino, Italy

HOW: You must apply to be a delegate. This year the application will be in 2 parts: one is a short form to be completed online, the other is a supplement to be sent in via regular mail.

Details & application can be found by clicking HERE.

Slow Food Seattle Restaurant Recognition Program

Slow Food Seattle would like to announce the inaugural restaurant recognition program winners for 2010.

SFS Restaurant Recognition ProgramLet's face it, Seattle is a great restaurant town. People from all over the world contact us with the same plea, "I'm planning a trip to Seattle.  Do any of you have any suggestions for great "slow" places to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner?" ...But, of course!

We received over 125 nominations from members and supporters - and now, we are excited to honor over 75 of our local restaurateurs, producers and artisans who truly exemplify the principles of Slow Food and contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of food we eat in the City of Seattle.

Awarded restaurants are all located in Seattle and have signed a pledge, describing, in their own words, how they strive to demonstrate the three principles of Slow Food Seattle - GOOD, CLEAN, and FAIR.

Click HERE to see the full list of 2010 Slow Food Seattle Restaurants

Please email us to request a printed copy
of our Slow Food Seattle restaurant lineup.

Seattle Restaurant Week

                         Membership Drive

Seattle Restaurant Week kicks off April 18-29 with more than 100 participating King County restaurants offering three-course dinners for $25 (Sun-Thurs) with some adding a $15 three-course lunch.

Participating Slow Food Seattle Restaurants:

94 Stewart Restaurant           Anchovies & Olives
Boat Street Cafe                   Carmelita
Crush                                    Dahlia Lounge
emmer&rye                          Etta's
Eva Restaurant                     Flying Fish
Fresh Bistro                          How to Cook a Wolf
Joule                                    Lola
Madison Park Cafe                 Matt's in the Market
Moshi Moshi Sushi                  Nell's Restaurant
Palace Kitchen                      The Pink Door
Poppy                                   Ray's Cafe
Spur                                     TASTE Restaurant
Tavolata                               Tilth
Union                                   Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria

Waterfront Seafood Grill       Restaurant Zoe

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Local Farmers Markets

Hey spring, we'll see you at the local farmers market!

Membership Drive
Congratulations to NFMA Director and Founder Chris Curtis
on receiving Seattle Weekly's Pellegrini Award!

2010 Season
Broadway Sunday Farmers Market
Sundays, 11am-3pm, May 9-Dec 19
Located in the parking lot behind the Bank of America, at Broadway & E. Thomas, 98102
Operating since 2005, this popular Farmers Market offers Capitol Hill residents a wonderful variety of all-local, all-seasonal fresh farm produce, as well as delicious cheeses, baked goods, honey, eggs, meats and cut flower bouquets.  Cooking demos and other special events throughout the season.

Columbia City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-7pm, April 28-Oct 20
Rainier Ave S and S Edmunds, 98118
Operating since 1998.  The market features a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, as well as organic eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, ciders, preserves, honey and more.  Cooking demos, live music and special events for kids throughout the season.

Lake City Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3-7pm, June 3-Oct 7
Located next to the Library at Albert Davis Park, NE 125th and 28th Ave NE, 98125
Operating since 2002, the Lake City Farmers Market is located next to a lovely park offering public seating, a grassy picnic area, shady trees, plus plenty of room for over 25 farmers and food vendors.  Look for delicious seasonal fruits, berries and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, meats, ciders, honey, preserves and more throughout the season, plus pumpkins, apples, heirloom potatoes and other goodies in the fall.

Magnolia Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10am-2pm, June 5-Sept 25
Located at the parking lot of the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th W, 98199
Over 30 family farmers and small food vendors make this Saturday farmers market a delightful weekly destination.  You'll find a wide variety of fresh, local and seasonal produce including heirloom lettuces, berries, tree fruits, vegetables, corn, tomatoes, squash, plus farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, meats, honey, preserves, fresh pasta, baked goods, cut flowers and plant starts.  Cooking demos by master chefs, live music and special events for kids are also part of the market activities throughout the season.  Operating since 2003.

Phinney Farmers Market
Fridays, 3-7pm, May 28-Oct 1
Located in the lower parking lot of Phinney Neighborhood Center at 67th and Phinney Ave N, 98103
Over 25 farmers and food vendors bring their fresh-picked fruits, berries, vegetables, cut flowers, as well as farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, ciders, baked goods, meats, honey and more. This is a popular destination on Friday afternoons, and the market also offers some great ready-to-eat foods. Live music is scheduled throughout the season. Operating since 2007.

University District Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am-2pm, year-round
Located at NE 50th & University Way NE, in the U-Heights parking lot, 98105.
5031 University Way NE, 98105
Operating since 1993, and nationally recognized as one of the best farmers markets in the US (voted and/or written up in Sunset and other national and local media). Seattle's largest "farmers-only" Market. Enjoy an astounding selection of local, seasonal fruits and vegetables, berries, fresh herbs, eggs, cheeses, meats, poultry, seafood, artisan breads, ciders, preserves, honey, cut flowers and more from Washington farms and family businesses.

West Seattle Farmers Market
Sundays, 10am-2pm, year-round
Located at California Ave SW & SW Alaska, in the West Seattle Junction, 98116
Operating since 1999, with fresh foods from over 35 local growers and small family businesses, including a wide selection of fresh organic and traditional fruits, berries, and vegetables, starter plants, fresh cut flowers, herbs, fish, and organic meats. Also look for fresh baked goods, honey, eggs, nuts, fresh pasta.

Contact info for all Markets
Phone 206.547.2278
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Outside of the NFMA system, but also well worth putting on your market list:

Queen Anne Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3-7pm, May 20-October 7
Located at W. Crockett St. at Queen Anne Ave. N, 98109
Operating since 2007, more info by contacting market director Julie Whitehorn.
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Announcements & Opportunities

Are you both passionate about local food traditions and in
love with the Membership DriveFrench culture? Laurence Raybois, a consultant specialized in assisting Americans who wish to live/work in France, invites you to contact her to discuss the work/entrepreneurial opportunities that may exist in France for individuals with these interests. Contact her at 425.246.9649 or

Makah Ozette Seed Now Available, details HERE.

Meet Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, attend lectures, tastings, and more while FRESH the movie is screening in Seattle - HERE for more info.

Who are we? Meet our 2010 Board including those recently elected:

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming Spring events and the addition of the Slow Food Seattle book club at

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