June 2015

Events Watch

Highlights of Upcoming Slow Food Sacramento Events:


June 27 - Swish Swish Slow Fish. Eat, Learn, Act on sustainable seafood.

July 9 - Slow Food Book Club reading Best Food Writing 2014. More details here.

Sept. 12 - Farm To Every Fork


Other Regional Events:


Thai Flavors with Thai Basil

June 11 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sac Coop 

Demo cooking class featuring Thai Basil owner Suleka Sun-Lindley in discussion with Resoil Sacramento; Fundraiser for GRAS at Sac Coop. Learn More.



Rio Vista Slow Food Festival

June 20 @ 11 - 4 pm

Waterfront/Main Street

4th Annual food festival that benefits local food bank and garden projects. Lots to eat and do. Learn more.

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Slow Food U: June 27
Swish Swish Slow Fish


"What You Eat and How You Eat Reflects Who You Are"

Anna Larsen


Slow Food U Invites You To:


Swish Swish Slow Fish

June 27, 11a.m.-1p.m.

At A Curtis Park Home





Don't miss this opportunity to learn everything about procuring, preparing and eating sustainably harvested fish. We are lucky to have Anna Larsen, owner of Siren Fish Company, a community supported fishery and local seafood CSA, guide us as we learn how to eat the Slow Fish way. Anna is a California expert on all things fish and will generously share her knowledge, including: 

  • sustainability and traceability in seafood
  • catch methods
  • seafood fraud
  • what to look for when buying seafood
  • how to do basic seafood prep--are you intimidated to shuck an oyster, fillet a fish?  

Always wanted to buy fish that met Slow Food standards? Always yearned to learn about Slow Fish? Not to worry, we've got it covered. This is the session for you. And you won't just learn, but you will eat as well.


$30, includes lunch (seafood and salads). Attendance limited to 20. More info and RSVP

Farm to Every Fork
Sept. 12


2nd Annual 
Farm To Every Fork


Sept. 12 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Trinity Cathedral (2620 Capitol Ave. Midtown Sac, 95816)


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Kick off Sacramento's Farm to Fork Week 2015 with a communal commitment to end hunger in our region! Slow Food Sacramento partners with

Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee; Oak Park Sol Community Gardens; River City Food Bank; Angels of the Fields; Loaves and Fishes; Sacramento Hunger Coalition and Wellspring Women's Cente

r to host a gala benefit dinner for food-scarce services in the Sacramento region. 


This sit down dinner will feature the best local farms and producers, including Chefs Michael Thiemann, and Matt Masera of Mother and Empress Tavern. We'll break bread together, share stories, and better understand the challenges facing over a quarter of a million of our neighbors who are food insecure, uplifting the giving and work of individuals, families and organizations whose innovations feed thousands daily.


Tickets (which will also fund a meal for a low income guest) are $150 per person. Your ticket buys one dinner for you, and also funds a meal for another invited guest who has experienced poverty and food insecurity. 

For more information, to learn about sponsorships, and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

May Highlights

Chenin Blanc Tasting A Big Success                               

The Third Annual GRAS and SFS Clarksburg Chenin Blanc tasting was a rousing success.  Eight local Chenin Blanc producers were there showing off their latest bottles.  Industry participation was good with such notables as Darrell Corti and Mike Dunne enjoying the offerings.  This event continues to grow as GRAS and Slow Food continue to pursue an Ark of Taste designation for our local rock star varietal, Clarksburg Chenin Blanc.

Monies raised went to support our partner, the Green Restaurants Alliance of Sacramento, GRAS.

Thank You To 
Big Day of Giving Donors



To all our Big Day of Giving donors, we extend a big THANK YOU! With the generous donations made on May 5, we are able to further support the Sept. 12 Farm to Every Fork dinner with equipment and linens.