Happy Summer to all!
Slow Food Saskatoon has officially recovered from the Slow Food National Summit, held in April. We have celebrated our successes, taken a good rest, and are ready to get going on some new projects.
We’re happy to report that we met our goals to raise enough funds to send two members to Terra Madre, the biannual International Slow Food Conference in Turin, Italy this September. Noelle Chorney will be going from the leadership committee, and we are also sending Jessica Kormos, food services coordinator at Station 20West. Jessica was a great asset during the planning and preparation of our Pimatisiwin Dinner Theatre during the Slow Food National Summit, and we are excited to immerse her even more into Slow Food Culture. We will share more of our experiences when we return.
Closer to home, we are committed to creating a variety of good, clean and fair food experiences for everyone. Here are some upcoming events. We hope you put them in your calendar!
Wednesday, August 8, 6pm-8pm
Slow Food Saskatoon Annual General Meeting
Lutheran Seminary, 114 Seminary Crescent, U of S Campus
We are opening up our AGM to the general public, inviting anyone who is curious about Slow Food and wants to learn more about what our local community is up to, to attend this potluck event.
Bring your favourite dish made with local ingredients, and share with us what kinds of events and experiences you would like to have around Slow Food.
Tuesday, August 28
A Walk in the Woods
Eagle Point Lodge, La Ronge, SK
This will be a trek worth making: A Walk in the Woods is a day in northern Saskatchewan, where you will be taught some tips on foraging from local wild crafters and learn about the food you can find in the northern woods. The day will end with a wild-crafted meal prepared by Slow Food committee member, Chef Jenni. Several of the Slow Food Committee will be making the trip to La Ronge. For more information, see the attached poster.
Sunday, September 30, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Vegetarian Fall Supper
Black Fox Distillery
We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Black Fox Distillery to wrap up their annual pumpkin festival with a Slow Food Fundraising Dinner. We also heard loud and clear during our planning for the Slow Food National Summit that vegetarians and vegans would have liked to participate, but some of the meals (like the Indigenous food systems dinner) were meat-heavy.
This meal will celebrate the autumn vegetable harvest and be 100% vegetarian, and vegan-friendly. More on the menu and tickets very soon! For now, mark the date. We hope to see you there!
Monday, December 10
Terra Madre Day
We would like to encourage our local Slow Foodies to celebrate Terra Madre Day with their own locally-inspired meal among friends. We will share some more ideas on social media as the day approaches.
Announcing: Camp Snail, a weekend Slow Food Eat-treat
Slow Food Saskatoon has started planning a weekend escape for a weekend next June, at Camp Tamarack near Prince Albert. Imagine a weekend away from it all, sleeping in cabins like you did at camp when you were a kid, except this time the activities centre around eating and cooking!
Our initial brainstorm brought up ideas about foraging classes, cooking classes, making take-home freezer meals to remember us by while leaving some for the kids with learning disabilities who will be attending Camp Tamarack come July. Stay tuned for more information on how to register–planning is in its early stages, but we’re hoping this turns into an annual event.
Come to our AGM to let us know what sorts of activities at Camp Snail you would like to experience.
In the meantime, enjoy the local bounty this summer.
Leader, Slow Food Saskatoon