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March News: Upcoming Events!
  • Book Club reading The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher - March 10
  • Two Rivers Cider Tour & Tasting - March 25
  • Capay Valley Farm Tour - April 2
  • Cooking Class with Olivia Rathbone - April 4
  • Sac Food Film Festival - April 7 -16 
Read about these and more below....
Special thanks to all who helped make the School Garden Symposium a big success, especially Slow Food USA and Chipotle. Read more below....
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Capay Valley Farm Tour
April 2 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit three premier organic farms in the Capay Valley; enjoy lunch by Full Belly Kitchen with wine by Capay Valley Vineyards

$75 members / $85 nonmembers

Spend a lovely spring day exploring three fertile farms in the Capay Valley while enjoying the bounty of the region. Learn where our local food comes from while we tour three distinctive organic farms in the region and deepen your appreciation of what it takes to bring organically grown food to the table.

Stops include: Pasture 42Full Belly Farm and Good Humus Produce
You will enjoy a farm fresh lunch provided by the Full Belly Kitchen with wines from Capay Valley Vineyards. We will travel by private bus with limited seating. Tickets will go fast; don't delay! Purchase Tickets and Learn More 

Co-Sponsored by Slow Food Sacramento and Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

Cider House Cools
Two Rivers Cider Co. Tour & Tasting
March 25 from 6- 8 p.m.

There's more to making cider than just squeezing an apple! Come find out how our Snail of Approval awardee Two Rivers Cider Co. makes some of the best ciders around. And if you thought cider was only made from apples, you are in for a surprise!

Hard cider has been in the United States before we were the United States. At one  time, it was the most popular alcoholic drink and was even considered an appropriate breakfast drink - hello John Adams, our 2nd president.

Two Rivers Cider Co. owner Vince Sterne will open his cidery (yup that's what he calls it) for Slow Food Sacramento. This is a great opportunity to come and see how all those fruits end up bottled and bubbly.

$20 per person, covers nibbles and tastings from Snail of Approval awardee 

Cooking Class with Olivia Rathbone
April 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Cooking School - 1914 Alhambra Blvd.

$49, $40 Co-op owners and Slow Food members

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center is a renowned model of biodiversity and sustainability, and the gardens there produce some amazing food. Olivia Rathbone is the lucky chef who gets to take that bounty and transform it into an array of satisfying dishes. Now she shares inspiration and recipes from her new cookbook in a springtime celebration of food and nature.

Slow Food U, our chapter's ongoing opportunity to learn about Slow Food style food preparation, will feature Olivia Rathbone in conjunction with the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. This is a cooking class where YOU will learn and eat! Learn more and RSVP...

School Garden Symposium - A Big Success!
The 2nd annual School Gardens Symposium brought together nearly 300 educators, parents, and school gardens supporters from throughout California Feb. 27- 28 at Luther Burbank High School in South Sacramento. Host Soil Born Farms' Garden in Every School Initiative pulled together regional stakeholders to offer a wide array of  workshops and hands on sessions ranging from Vermi-composting & Aquaculture to Resilient Schools & Garden Bugs.
Slow Food USA's National School Gardens Director Andy Nowak attended along with Mary Ann Bash of Denver Public Schools, English Learner Instructor and symposium presenter. Slow Food board members Chef Brenda Ruiz presented on Developing Taste Literacy and Chanowk Yisrael on Recycling, Repurposing, & Organics. Together with support from national programming sponsor, Chipotle, and SFUSA, we were able to provide a new symposium track for English as Second Language instructors as well as gift cards and flash drives loaded with hundreds of pages of garden education resources. Read more...

Highlights of Recent Events   
We loved our cooking class with author Meera Klein (My Mother's Kitchen) and Chef Adam Lovelace at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Meera shared stories of growing up in India while Adam prepared sumptuous dishes from the recipes in her book. The Aviyal Stew, Sweet Potato Casserole and Curd/Yogurt Rice were delectable! Don't miss our next cooking class on April 4 with Olivia Rathbone, author of the Occidental Arts  & Ecology Center Cookbook.
Sacramento Food Film Festival: April 7-16

The Sacramento Food Film Festival is back for a fifth year celebrating food and drink paired with films about our food system. The 10-day program will showcase short films, documentaries, family-friendly movies, and more between April 7 -16. 

Food Literacy Center, in partnership with the Sacramento Convention and Visitor's Bureau Farm to Fork Program, will bring educational films to Sacramento that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters to create a community dialog to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system. The Sacramento Food Film Festival is one of only six food film festivals in the entire country. Each event will range in price depending on the venue including several free educational community screenings. Learn more here...

Governor's Report 
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto -- Sept. 22-26, Turin, Italy
This year's theme- Loving the EarthChapters in good standing are guaranteed two Terra Madre 2016 delegates: one from leadership and one from the larger community. All delegates must complete an online application, and every applicant must have an online recommendation form completed by March 31. Both are available here. Terra Madre is the quintessential gathering that inspires change! Come to the table! 

Slow Fish New Orleans: About 20 delegates are traveling from California to New Orleans in two weeks. There is still time to support travel funds for fishers. These young men and women are the future of sustainable fisheries. Even $10 will make a difference.

Charity Kenyon
Slow Food USA Governor
Central Valley California Region & International Councilor

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