August 2013 
Events Watch

Highlights of Upcoming Slow Food Sacramento Events


Aug. 10 - Fall and Winter Gardening for School Gardens.

Aug. 8 - Slow Food Book Club: Local authors featured this month!


Aug. 18

Mixer at Magpie.


Aug. or Sept. - Bike Tour of Edible Gardens
We are planning a biking tour of edible gardens in the downtown in August or September. Tour participants all arrive together so the host need only be available for 30 minutes to share your gardening stories. If you would like to have your garden featured, please contact 

Karen Auwaerter at:



Other Regional Events


Slow Food Shasta Cascade

Grand Opening BBQ at the Market

Aug. 3 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

645 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff


Celebrate National Farmers Market Week & Grand Opening of new farmers market in Red Bluff. Enjoy market-inspired BBQ and Beer Garden to help raise funds for new shade covering. $20/person (must be over 21).



Slow Food Gold Country

Italian Tasting event

Aug. 10 from 4 - 7 p.m.

Madrona Vineyards


Giancarlo Russo, leader of Slow Food Casentino from Tuscany, Italy who specializes in the enjoyment of cheeses and cured meats will lead a tasting of cheeses and salami's; to be followed by a light dinner with wine. $45/Slow Food members; $50 non-members. More info and tickets.

Have an Offal Day!

Aug. 18 from 2-5 p.m.

Mulvaney's Next Door, Sacramento


Offal is the term for all those "other" parts: organs, feet, tongues, ears, skin, and more.  

Join in and taste offal dishes prepared by Sacramento's best chefs. Each will prepare a dish and their choices are varied - from pigs' heads, beef hearts, duck gizzards, fish skin, and more. $45/person before Aug. 1 and $50 after.


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Fall/Winter Gardening with School Garden Coalition - August 10 
Boy watering garden
Slow Food U - Fall and Winter Gardening for School Garden Students and Volunteers

August 10  from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
at Kingbird Farms in Galt, CA

This program is for teachers, volunteers, and youth working in Sacramento school gardens and participating in Slow Food Sacramento's School Garden Coalition, coordinated by Brenda Ruiz. 

You take away: assorted seeds and seedlings ready to plant in your school garden and plant lists for Fall/Winter gardening with recipes.
Cost: free to participate, $5 cash/check at the gate for lunch and materials

Limited to first 35 signups. Three participants cap per school please.

August Mixer at Magpie Cafe


August Mixer at Magpie Café 


Cool Food on a Hot August Night

August 18 at 5 - 8 p.m.


Come hang out and enjoy eating cool and cold foods at Magpie Café. Commiserate with fellow Sacramentans about the hot dry summers here in the Central Valley. Drink local wine and beer from Track 7 Brewing Company and learn about and enjoy "U.S. Ark of Taste" foods  grown by Slow Food member Mike Eaton of Kingbird Farms.
Or just hang out on the patio with a glass of local wildflower honey lemonade in anticipation of the Delta Breeze. 

$15 ticket includes sample of local wine or Track 7 Beer and lots of interesting food. All proceeds from tickets will go to Slow Food Sacramento. 

Region Report

 Slow Food California Region Report


The Slow Food California Policy Committee has been working away - with mixed success, given the Farm Bill fiasco. Read more in the

Committee's Midterm Report to members.


Slow Food Executive Director Richard McCarthy will be attending the Grassfed Association October 31-November 3 in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. We're aiming for a Slow Food California regional meeting with workshops Saturday and meeting with Richard on Sunday - very early stages of planning, stay tuned! 




Charity Kenyon

Slow Food USA Governor

Central Valley California Region &

International Councilor



September Membership Drive


Membership drive September 3-30. 

Get ready, get set, go!

Slow Food California has both the highest number of members in the U.S. (one quarter of the total) and the highest number of nonmember supporters --many of whom are "lapsed" members. We have the most at stake and the most to gain from Slow Food USA's membership campaign. 

Your tax deductible donation is critical to the work of Slow Food in the United States and in the global south. We're being heard and making a difference locally, nationally, and internationally. Read more. 

Ready to change from supporter to member? Join now! 

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Support Slow Food Sacramento  
Slow Food needs your support to continue growing, educating and advocating for good, clean, fair food for all. 2013 will be a critical year to reach more people locally, nationally and internationally.


Your tax-deductible donation will make a plateful of difference. To donate, contact Sacramento chapter president Coral Henning at  


Book Club - August 8
Explore and Discuss Lost Restaurants of Sacramento by Maryellen Burns and Keith Burns         

Lost Restaurants


Join us at 6:30 p.n. on August 8. Hosts provide beverages and book club members provide the potluck. 


For info and to attend, please contact