Slow Food Sacramento: Part of the worldwide network advocating for 
good, clean & fair food for all!

April News: Upcoming Events!
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Find Us At:
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds
April 12 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Central Library Galleria

Slow Food Sacramento in partnership with America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento Public Library, Valley Vision and UC Davis, will host a screening of 
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, a thought-provoking documentary about the importance and impact of saving heirloom and open-pollination seeds on our health, environment and economy.
Following the film, a panel of local experts will discuss how we can do our part locally! This offering is part of the Sacramento Food Film Festival held April 7 - 16.

Cycle the Food Cycle
May 1 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Save the Date!

Join us for a leisurely bicycle ride around Sacramento, visiting restaurants, urban gardens and farms that partner with GRAS's ReSoil Sacramento program. We will visit several Snail of Approval restaurants that collect food scraps to make compost and healthy soil in the community. 
Get To Know Your Butcher
May 2 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Taylor's Kitchen

Throughout the year Slow Food Sacramento will be working with our local butchers to talk about meat, butchering, and what "Better Meat, Less" means when you're standing at the meat counter.

First up is Taylor's Kitchen. Danny Johnson will be demonstrating the basic principles of home butchering, preparation of basic cuts of meat, and insider tips for those under-appreciated cuts that you don't know what to do with!
Light appetizers and wine will be served. Cost: $40
Big Day of Giving
May 3rd from 12 a.m.- Midnight Only

Will you be part of history again? Slow Food Sacramento used funds from last year's BIG Day of Giving to help with our ongoing effort to support important Slow Food learning events. 

Please join this year's campaign and help us reach our goal of $3,000. On May 3rd starting at midnight you can make a tax-deductible gift to Slow Food Sacramento at Learn more...

Chenin Blanc Tasting
May 24 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Downtown & Vine
$20/person Purchase Tickets

Our annual Chenin Blanc tasting is here again! 
In cooperation with GRAS, Green Restaurants Alliance of Sacramento, we will be sampling the latest releases of our local rock star wine varietal - Clarksburg Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc is a perfect wine for the summer: crisp, refreshing, and not too sweet. So come sample and support our local producers. Read more and purchase tickets...

Highlights of Recent Events
Two Rivers Cider Co. Tour and Tasting
We sipped and tasted, munched and learned everything there is to know about hard cider on our March tour of Two Rivers Cider Co.. Special thanks to our host Vince Sterne, who shared his vast knowledge of cider making and production and to Thai Bail for providing the wonderful food. If you missed the tour (it sold out fast!), watch for details soon about a repeat tour for those who didn't buy tickets quick enough the first time. 
Governors Report
Terra Madre Salone de Gusto 2016 - Loving the Earth-  the big biennial Slow Food Gathering in Turino, Italy - coming in September.  Delegate applications have just closed but the event is open to the public. Slow Food Sacramento was awarded two delegate slots. We are hoping that all five of the applicants we are recommending will be accepted: Cinamon Vann, the leader behind the popular Snail of Approval program; Ed Roehr, Magpie Cafe chef and owner; Chanowk Yisrael, urban farmer; Brenda Ruiz, chef and School Garden Coalition coordinator; and, Lisa Frank, University of Gastronomic Sciences alum and the force behind Slow Beer California. Wow! We know our delegates will make a big contribution and will return full of ideas to inspire good, clean, and fair food for all. 

Look for upcoming opportunities to help send our representatives to Italy or send a donation to Slow Food Sacramento designated for the Slow Food Sacramento delegate travel fund. Thank you for you support!

Hot off the presses: AB 1810, the Seed Exchange Democracy Act passes unanimously out of Assembly Ag Committee Wednesday March 20. Thank for all your calls. Of course it surely helped the bill was co-sponsored by a 4th grade class in Mel Levine's district. Sixty students showed up with their teacher and two testified. Brilliant! And heartwarming. On to Appropriations Committee. We'll let you know when we need calls in the Senate.

For more on policy, check our Slow Food California Spring newsletter coming your way at the end of April.
Charity Kenyon
Slow Food USA Governor
Central Valley California Region & International Councilor

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