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

August News: Upcoming Events!

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Slow Beer On A Hot August Night
August 21 from 4-7 p.m.
@ Magpie (1601 16th Street)
(includes light appetizers and one comp drink)
Slow Beer coming right up!
Slow Beer California will be formally introduced at the Slow Beer On A Hot August Night event Sunday, Aug. 21 at Magpie. Enjoy a cool beverage and delicious nibbles from 4-7 p.m.  You'll even get a Hop Snail logo glass to take home!
This is a fundraiser for our five Sacramento delegates to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the biggest international gathering of food activists, chefs, and farmers in Turin, Italy. Our host, Ed Roehr is Slow Food Sacramento's community leader delegate. The others are Chanowk Yisrael, Lisa Frank, Brenda Ruiz, and 
Cinamon Vann. Help make this a great sendoff for our strongest ever delegation from Sacramento. Watch this video to learn more about these delegates  (created by Nick Meyer

Please help us send these Sacramento "food ambassadors" to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin, Italy by donating anything you can.
 Snail of Approval brewery Track 7 will be inaugurating Slow Beer California at this event using the Ark of Taste's Elephant Heart Plums from the Capay Valley. Be one of the first in California to taste Slow Beer - it's artisanal, non-GMO, and featuring an Ark of Taste ingredient recognized by the Slow Food Biodiversity Foundation.
Slow Beer, which started in Mexico, connects brewers and the beer drinking public with Slow Food and Ark of Taste products. It brings Slow Food's message of Good, Clean & Fair Food For All to a new and thirsty craft beer audience.  
And most importantly Slow Beer fosters good will and merriment, because good food and good beer go hand in hand.  
See you at Magpie on Aug. 21! More Info and Tickets

Farm to 
Every Fork
Sept. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral - Midtown

Sacramento's wonderful Farm to Fork week takes on new depth, when you join Slow Food Sacramento, the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee, and Oak Park Sol for our third annual Farm to Every Fork dinner Sept. 10 at Trinity CathedralLooking for a meaningful contribution to benefit great people and organizations bringing good food to the food insecure every week? This is your event! 

You will be wined and dined by Mother and Empress Tavern restaurants, eating the season's best from local farmers including R. Kelley Farms, Yisrael Family Farm,and Kingbird Farms. Enjoy tabling by local nonprofits, music, flowers, beer and wine provided by the growing fans of this unique event. And meet a fantastic community tackling homelessness and hunger in this region.

Your $150 ticket buys one dinner for you and also funds a meal for a sponsored guest who has experienced food insecurity. We'll share tables and stories in a gracious setting for a memorable dinner.

This year's Keynote Speaker is Professor Angela P. Harris. Prof. Harris is a legal scholar at U.C. Davis School of Law, in the fields of critical legal theory, feminist legal scholarship, and criminal law. Her current research project, THE COLOR OF FARMING, is a meditation on the history, experiences, and challenges of farmers of color in the United States.

Where To Find Us On August 6th

It might be hot, but we will be out and about to spread the Slow Food message of
good, clean & fair food for all. On Aug. 6, find us at two events:
  • Midtown Farmers Market from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. where our own board chefs Brenda Ruiz and Kathleen Albiani will be the featured chefs demonstrating and offering samples of a summer grain salad. Stop by and introduce yourself and try a sample!
    Learn More...
  • Harvest Festival at the Fair Oaks Horticultural Center to visit the Ark of Taste Garden and visit our booth, one of many showcasing those in the region interested in growing your own food and food sustainability. This is your chance to view the Ark of Taste Garden and other test gardens grown by the UCCE Sacramento County Master Gardeners.
    Learn More...
Highlights of July Events
Slow Food Book Club members enjoyed a lovely al fresco dinner at the home of board member Karen Auwaerter complimented by a lively discussion of The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories From the Masumoto Family Farm by David M. Matsumoto. And yes, there were several peach dishes from recipes in the book, including Peach Sangria and Peach Bruschetta. Pictured are are two of the happy attendees, Bonnie Fandrich and Kelsey Maher. 

Photo by Greg Davidson.
Later in the month we turned our attention from peaches to honey as we joined Bee Love Sacramento for a honey tasting at Mulvaney's 
B & L. We sipped a honey craft cocktail - Bees Knees - while sampling raw honey from ultra local bee hives, including the one on top Mulvaney's as well as hives located in East Sac, Land Park, and U.C. Davis. Amina Harris, Dir. of the Honey and Pollination Center, RMI, UC Davis opened our senses - using the UCD Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel.

Governors Report

Slow Food Nations -- Denver July 2017 - and a National Congress
Who has not asked when we are going to do another huge celebration like the 2008 Slow Food Nation in San Francisco? Well, Slow Food Nations is on the calendar and planning has started. It will be July 14-16, just following the International Congress in Kenya. All the Slows will be there: Slow Meat, Slow Fish, Turtle Island Slow Food, Slow Beer, Slow Wine, Slow Grain, Slow Money and more. There will be opportunities for chapters to host booths and help plan programming. 

We're hoping Slow Food Pacific Region can unite around an indigenous foods theme. There will also be a National Congress to gather leaders from across the country. Look for opportunities to send delegates, to review draft revisions to the national statute, and more. Hope to see you in Denver - you can start planning now. Your ideas? email

Look for the Slow Food California newsletter coming to your inbox soon. 
There are reports on Slow Travel, policy, Ark of Taste, the International Council meeting's connections to California (Sister Chapters anyone?) and more.

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

Check Out Our Website
Slow Food Sacramento welcomes you at the wide array of events and programs we host throughout the year. You can always find upcoming events by visiting There you will also find our list of Snail of Approval restaurants, producers and suppliers. Check out these businesses that align with the Slow Food mission and take the opportunity to patronize them. 

Want to get more involved and become a volunteer? We have lots for you to do;see our list of volunteer activities here. To become a volunteer, contact

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