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.
Are you a food producer, educator, food activist, cook, or student interested in applying to attend Terra Madre 2010?
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|
Food Seattle would like to announce the inaugural restaurant
recognition program winners for 2010.
Let'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
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|
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:
Stewart Restaurant Anchovies
Street Cafe Carmelita
to Cook a Wolf
Park Cafe Matt's
in the Market
Moshi Sushi Nell's
Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria
Seafood Grill Restaurant
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|Local Farmers Markets|
Hey spring, we'll see you at the local farmers market!
Sunday Farmers Market
in the parking lot behind the Bank of America, at Broadway & E. Thomas,
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
City Farmers Market
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
meats, cheeses, baked goods, ciders, preserves, honey and more. Cooking
demos, live music and special events for kids throughout the season.
City Farmers Market
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.
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.
in the lower parking lot of Phinney Neighborhood Center at 67th and
Phinney Ave N, 98103
Over 25 farmers and food vendors bring their
fruits, berries, vegetables, cut flowers, as well as farm-fresh eggs,
ciders, baked goods, meats, honey and more. This is a popular
on Friday afternoons, and the market also offers some great ready-to-eat
foods. Live music is scheduled throughout the season. Operating
District Farmers Market
at NE 50th & University Way NE, in the U-Heights parking lot, 98105.
Way NE, 98105
Operating since 1993, and nationally recognized as one
the best farmers markets in the US (voted and/or written up in Sunset
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,
poultry, seafood, artisan breads, ciders, preserves, honey, cut flowers
more from Washington farms and family businesses.
Seattle Farmers Market
at California Ave SW & SW Alaska, in the West Seattle Junction,
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,
cut flowers, herbs, fish, and organic meats. Also look for fresh baked
goods, honey, eggs, nuts, fresh pasta.
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
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|
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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 www.slowfoodseattle.org.
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