September 2015

Events Watch

Highlights of Upcoming Slow Food Sacramento Events:


Sept. 3 - Hot Italian Pizza Party - Two beers and one pizza for $25 to help send Chenowk to Italy.

Sept. 10 -  Book Club

Reading The Third Plate by Dan Barber. More info.


Sept. 12 - Farm to Every Fork. Sold Out! Donations still welcome.

Sept. 19 - Autumn Equinox at Soil Born Farm, Hurley Way. More info.


Sept. 20 - Back To School Gardens: Lunch & Farm Tours. More info and RSVP.

Nov. 8 - Annual Harvest Dinner - Save the date and watch for more details to come. 


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Help Send Sacramento To Italy

One Pizza Two Beers = $25!

Join Us At Hot Italian

Sept. 3 from 5:30-7:30 pm
For this one night only, $25 includes one pizza, two beers, AND a $20 donation to support Chanowk Yisrael of Yisrael Family Farms, who will represent us at the Slow Food Youth Network's We Feed the Planet in Milan, Italy in October.

Andrea Lepore of Hot Italian has graciously offered to help Slow Food Sacramento raise money toward Chanowk's trip to Italy. Enjoy some of Sacramento's freshest and most delectable pizza (Hot Italian has earned our Snail of Approval) and sip some great Italian brew. 

Meet Chanowk and learn why we are excited to have him represent us in Milan. What could be easier? You enjoy the food and drink and Sacramento's delegate gets that much closer to Italy.

Funds raised will help us send Chanowk and future delegates to Slow Food Terra Madre gatherings in Italy.

Can't join us on Sept. 3? There's still time to donate directly to our crowd funding campaign to raise money for his trip and expenses. Donate Here.

 September is Membership Month

September is Membership Month!

Please join or renew your membership this month during our annual campaign. Only a fraction of what we raise in Sacramento goes to support the national and international network that is Slow Food - your membership dues. 

Your membership dues allow Slow Food USA to support the national network of chapters and to support the work of Slow Food International, especially in the global south. The rest of your money stays in Sacramento. 

Our annual Mulvaney's Harvest /Snail of Approval Award Dinner supports our (minimal) chapter expenses (insurance, web site, newsletter, etc.). Most of what we raise goes straight back to our community partners, through, for example, our Farm to Every ForkDinner co-sponsored with the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee. Membership dues express support for and make us part of a worldwide network changing the future of food. Thank you for being part of it! 

Book Club

Reading This Month: 
The Third Plate
By Dan Barber

Sept. 10 @ 6 p.m. 

"Chef Dan Barber reveals that even the most enlightened eating of today is ultimately detrimental to the environment and to individual health. And it doesn't involve truly delicious food. Based on ten years of surveying farming communities around the world, Barber's
The Third Plate offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too."
Book Club meets at a private home at; everyone brings an appetizer to share (you won't go hungry!). To attend and join the discussion, email:

 Back To School Gardens

Back To School Gardens: Lunch & Farm Tour

Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sacramento Waldorf School

Slow Food Sacramento School Garden Coalition and the Sacramento Waldorf School invite you to celebrate farm-to-family style under orchard trees on the bluffs of the American river. :

  • Student-led tours of the school farm
  • Chef demonstrations
  • A farm-fresh lunch at Noon
  • Presentation by Farmer Steve Payne of Sacramento Waldorf School

$5 Cash/check at the door; youth 18 and are FREE. Please RSVP the number of adults and youth in your party.

Autumn Equinox 
Soil Born Farm on Hurley Way
Sept. 19 from 4:30-8:30 pm

Slow Food Sacramento is proud to be a supporter of Soil Born Farms' 13th annual Autumn Equinox fundraiser held as part of the two-week regional festival celebrating Sacramento as the Farm to Fork Capital of America. 

The Autumn Equinox Celebration is designed to showcase food and beverages from our region. It's a wonderful gathering of prominent local chefs, farms, ranchers, hand-crafted specialty food purveyors, cheese makers, wineries and breweries. Guests stroll around the farm, enjoy live music and sample delicious food and beverages. This event includes a raffle and project presentation. It's always a sell out! Get your tickets. Learn more about Soil Born Farms.

   Farm to Every Fork


Farm to Every Fork - has sold out! For the second year in a row, the kickoff event for Sacramento's Farm to Fork Week will be Slow Food Sacramento's and Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee's Farm to Every Fork 
dinner, Sept. 12. We look forward to gathering at Trinity Cathedral for a fantastic meal and shared stories in support of Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee, Oak Park Sol Community Gardens, River City Food Bank, Angels of the Fields, Loaves & Fishes, and Wellspring Women's Center.
Matt Masera and Mike Thiemann of Mother and Empress Tavern are the talented chefs. Revolution Wines and Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company are generous supporters with Soil Born Farms and Kingbird Farms. Debbie Cunningham of Edible Sacramento renown has donated her photographic talent, George Connor his musical prowess, and local icon Dana Howard is again our Master of Ceremonies. 

Christopher Paige of California Human Development and board member of Angels in the Field will be the keynote speaker, focusing on farmworker hunger and health. Our generous sponsors and hardworking volunteer event organizers have already made this a successful event.
Donations are still welcome of course. See you there!  Good, clean, and fair food for all!