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June 2014 Events

Friday, June 20, 6-8 PM

Cooking Demonstration with Cheryl Sternman Rule, benefitting Slow Food South Bay

Whole Foods Cupertino, Culinary Center, $25

LOCAL cook book author and Saveur award-winning blogger CHERYL STERNMAN RULE  will demonstrate how to cook

RipeCookbookCoversome of the colorful, seasonal dishes in her cookbook Ripe,  A Fresh, Colorful Appoach to Fruits and Vegetables while attendees sip wines nd savor Cheryl’s tasty treats e will be available for purchase. Space is limited, so sign up now!  All proceeds go to SFSB, so this is an easy and tasteful way to support your local chapter of Slow Food.

Slow Food South Bay sincerely thanks Cheryl Sternman Rule and Whole Foods Market for their generous donations to our chapter.

Thursday, June 26th, 9:15 – 12:30 (optional lunch following)

Are you at all curious about how to evolve a truly REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM?  If so, this GOOD EGGS TOUR in San Francisco is for you!

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Good Eggs delivers fresh produce from local producers to you!

JOIN US for a tour and meet-up with two food producers and the staff of  GOOD EGGS, an infrastructure start-up in San Francisco’s DogPatch district that is successfully building a local, sustainable food web in our community.  They currently deliver to two South Bay locations weekly on behalf of producers all across our Bay Area region.  Good Eggs staff review all offerings and make recommendations each week.

THE TOUR & TALKS: On our June 26th morning walkabout through the GOOD EGGS distribution hub, we heard from staff about their business model, their vision for a regional food system and how it all started.  Two food producers also told us their stories of why and how Good Eggs furthers their business and customer relationships  – from Oakland, makers of pasta (including vegan and gluten-free options) The Pasta Shop  and a Watsonville organic salad and micro-greens grower New Natives.



May 2014

Opportunity to get involved: Curriculum Committee

Please join Slow Food South Bay and GoingEvergreen “Curriculum Committee” as we create a hands-on curriculum delivered to children grades K to 6 via a one-hour session once a week and delivered to children enrolled at YMCA after school programs. These programs are delivered at elementary school sites so it is an opportunity to create a beachhead and reach local communities.

Our first meeting will be: Friday, May 21st, 5 – 6:30pm, at a private home in Cupertino.

Projected completion is late summer, 2014.

This is a collaboration between Slow Food South Bay, the Silicon Valley chapter of Slow Food USA and GoingEvergreen, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit promoting green energy and sustainability.

For more info, contact :

Mike Alvarado, GoingEvergreen

Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay

April 2014

City of Santa Clara Arbor Day/Earth Day

4/25/2014 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Come and visit Slow Food South Bay’s Table at
City of Santa Clara’s Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration
Location: Triton Museum grounds
1505 Warburton Ave
Santa Clara, California 95050

The City of Santa Clara’s 27th Arbor Day/Earth Day is a non-profit event designed to create an opportunity for our community to come together, engage our next generation in environmental education and awareness, and encourage actions for healthy people and a healthy planet.

 Spring Produce Perfection:  Artichokes & Asparagus

Friday, April 25, 6-8pm, Whole Foods Cupertino Culinary Center, $20

ArtichokesAsparagusWe’ll begin this hands-on cooking class by visiting the produce department, where one of our knowledgeable produce team members will show you how to select the perfect asparagus, artichokes, green peas, citrus and much more! Then we’ll head back to the Culinary Center with your hand-picked fruits and veggies and create delicious seasonal dishes! Andy, our fantastic wine specialist, will also be pouring a variety of delicious local wines perfectly paired to the dishes you’ll be creating.

culinary center_3For each ticket sold to this event, Whole Foods Market will be donating $10 to the Slow Food South Bay organization.

On the menu:

Cherry Tomato and English Pea Salad with Feta and Herbs
Parchment Roasted Salmon with Shaved Asparagus
Creamy Spring Onion Soup
Goat Cheese Panacotta with Strawberries and Rhubarb


March 2014

Farm to Feast:  A Saturday with Joel Salatin



1:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin

Farm to Feast: A day with Joel Salatin invites you to embrace the local integrity food movement. Each pass includes one hour with local farmers, food artisans, local CSA programs and more followed by our iconic speaker Joel Salatin. Stay for both talks with an All-Day Pass.





Walking out to see ALBA’s crop varieties, from kale and zucchini to strawberries, carrots, onions, cilantro and many more. 

In June, we heard about ALBA‘s organic farming land-based training program in Salinas, CA.  A BYO picnic, walkabout and learning tour, go to our Facebook Page for additional details.

ALBA, Salinas CA

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Jeff Martin describes the planting of his frantoio olive orchard. 





In May, we toured Frantoio Olive Grove in San Martin, CA, Santa Clara County’s only olive oil producing orchard.  Visit our Facebook Page for a short summary and photos of our BYO picnic, grove walkabout and olive oil tasting with Jeff Martin, proprietor and farmer.





In March, SFSB met to visit an exhibit of The Agricultural History of San Mateo County followed by a Beer Tasting with finger foods in Redwood City, CA


In February, our Annual Meeting celebrated all things slow food in our region with a Savoring the South Bay Fair featuring a range of businesses, writers and food professionals.  Held at the Campbell Community Center, we also watched a video story about an enterprising town in England and how its citizens transformed their community’s relationship to food and healthier eating.


In October, SFSB hosted an al fresco Paella Party in Los Altos Hills, CA that also featured live music under the stars.  A grand and delicious time was had by all who attended.


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