September 2014
Events Watch

Highlights of Upcoming Slow Food Sacramento Events:


Save the dates for two of our most popular annual events: 

November 2
- Annual Harvest Dinner at Mulvaney's. An evening of great food, paired with the presentation of this year's Snail of Approval awards. Details to be announced soon!


December 10 - Terra Madre Day and Annual Membership Meeting.

Our annual meeting will tie this all together and be a virtual regional event across five states. Hear from our Terra Madre Delegates - off to Italy in a few short weeks - learn about new Ark of Taste foods boarded this year and celebrate another successful, eventful year of Slow Food Sacramento.

Stay tuned for details!


Other Events:


Farm-to-Fork Festival


September 27 - On Capitol Mall. Details here.


Soil Born Autumn Equinox


Spend Saturday evening on September 20 walking through the gardens, enjoying live music, sampling seasonal and organic food prepared by prominent local chefs, tasting exceptional wine, beer, and celebrating the harvest season under the stars at Soil Born Farms, an urban agricultural oasis nestled in the heart of the city, as they celebrate the 12th Annual Autumn Equinox September 20 from 4:30-8:30pm (3000 Hurley Way; tickets $60)





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Sacramento Waldorf Back to School Gardens

September 21, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
12:30 pm lunch and presentation

It's that special time of year again where children don their books bags and spend the day learning. Slow Food Sacramento is celebrating with Sacramento Waldorf School by encourgaing kids and families to learn how to eat healthfully by going back to school gardens.

Join us for youth-guided tours of the biodynamic school garden, cooking demonstrations, and farm fresh lunch. $5/adults; youth 18 and under free. For tickets, click here.


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Farm to Every Fork: 
A Sold-Out Success!

By the time you receive this, we will have celebrated our exciting addition to Sacramento's Farm to Fork celebrations - Farm to Every Fork co-hosted by Slow Food Sacramento with the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee. We thank you for your support of this sold-out dinner, for your generous donations, and for your interest in broadening Farm to Fork to include the homeless and hungry. 


Did you see that our event garnered mention in the Los Angeles Times? One of "Five cool food festivals to visit in September." We ask you to be part of the growing coalition committed to end hunger in our region. Look for opportunities to take action throughout the year, to learn about the issue, and to share in celebrating the innovative work of our partners in this effort. 

Good, clean, and fair food for all. Eat, learn, act! 


To see some of the great portraits and stories visit, like, and share Farm to Every Fork on Facebook.

Support Slow Food by Becoming a Member during the 2014 Membership Drive - On Now!

Not yet a member? Time to rejoin? Our membership drive is September 15 - October 5. 

Slow Food has had an enormous impact internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally in the 25 years since it was founded in Italy. Getting to the place where people say "Of course!" when we advocate for food that is good for the eater, good for the grower, and good for the planet remains a challenge. 

We need active, knowledgeable, curious people like you to continue to grow our potential to make good, clean, and fair food for all a reality. Slow Food Sacramento takes this mission seriously. If you think we're on the right track, please join or renew during our membership drive.


Governor's & Region Report

Slow Food California - Slow Food California is soon to be an official chapter of Slow Food USA and a separately incorporated entity, with all the attendant rights and responsibilities. The structure committee has approved a draft of bylaws and we're getting ready to solicit nominations for the inaugural board and to fundraise for a state-based staff person. Our next statewide meeting will be in March 2015 and we'll start working together on the regional celebration of our agricultural heritage as we continue working on policy issues affecting small, sustainable producers, urban agriculture, school children, and more.  Look for a new quarterly newsletter that will go to all members of Slow Food living in California and will provide opportunities to shape and participate in this new organization that is already having an impact on the food movement in California. Meet the farmers, chefs, youth, indigenous, and others that comprise our network across the state. 

Pacific Region - coming right behind Slow Food California and learning from our experience, is the newly forming Pacific Region of Slow Food USA comprised of Hawai`i, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California: all the states sharing a Pacific Ocean Coast.  So many Sacramentans have ties to all of these states - another opportunity to join with individuals and groups that share our passion for good, clean, and fair food for all, across state lines, to and including Slow Food Mexico and Slow Food Canada. We're aiming for a region wide event in 2017. Slow Fish perhaps? 


Thank you for all you do!


Charity Kenyon 
Slow Food USA Governor 
Central Valley Regions & International Councilor