Slow Food South Bay 2016 Annual Meeting & Local Slow Food Fair Taste’n Sip Event

Slow Food South Bay 2016 Annual Meeting & Local Slow Food Fair Taste’n Sip Event


Campbell Community Center in the Roosevelt Room

JOIN US for Slow Food South Bay’s fifth annual Slow Resources Food Fair and a brief Annual Meeting.  Along with the election of three new board members from our Leadership Team and a quick 2015 review, we are hosting a pop-up market featuringa few of the best bakers, food and drink makers, and farmers who comprise our deliciously unique local food web.  

IMG_7307Stroll, sip and taste your way around the room, meet some of the talented and passionate people who make our slow lifestyle possible and oh so flavorful – and maybe even purchase food, ingredients or condiments for your next meal!  

The STARS of our Slow Food Fair this year are some of the best purveyors in our South Bay…follow their respective links to satisfy your curiosity.

Chow Brothers Pickles
Cloud 9 Flavored Vinegars and Oils
Cooper Garrod Vineyards
Epic Coffee
Gambrel & Co. Craft Butchery
Happy Child CSA & Frog Hollow Farm
Hermitage Brewery and Tied House
La Biscotteria 
Las Lomas Honey & Lavender

Diane Love Kookra Crisps
San Benito Tea Company
Sweetdragon Baking Company
2nd Story Bakeshop
Tour de Coop Silicon Valley

Contact with any questions.

CAFF-Santa Clara Valley fundraising dinner

CAFF-Santa Clara Valley fundraising dinner




CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers) Santa Clara Valley is hosting their second annual South Bay fundraiser dinner – The Taste of Santa Clara Valley – on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, CA. Early bird discounted tickets are available for a limited time. Click here to purchase!

Join Slow Food South Bay at the table to support this worthy link in our regional food web: Proceeds from the event will support CAFF’s program work, which directly benefits California family farmers.

The dinner, catered by Epicurean Group, will highlight the bounty of our farmers in the Santa Clara Valley and honor the agricultural history of Martial Cottle Park.


Seed Exchange 2015! and presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie

Seed Exchange 2015! and presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie

It’s time for a new relationship with seeds!


This event is for you to learn all about seeds, and take some home with you, too!

You will learn how to harvest and save seeds, how to recognize GMOs in your food, and how to cook with seeds. We will end the day with a seed-filled dinner and the popular “Open Sesame” movie.

Seed exchange, presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie

Saturday, October 17, 2015
1:30pm – 9:00pm

Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
(near Lawrence Expressway and Bollinger Road)

Portions of this event are free, see agenda, below.
Dinner and or movie tickets can be purchased here through Brown Paper Tickets.

Our agenda, come for the whole day, or come and go as you wish:

1:30pm – FREE – Introduction to savings seeds
Silicon Valley Grows” founder (and master gardener), Hillie Salo, will give us an overview of seed saving. She will tell us what it means to save seeds, the impact this has on our lives and the environment. Hillie will also tell us where our local Seed Banks are located.


2:30pm – FREE – Seed exchange
Hillie will lead our seed swap. Bring your seeds to exchange for other seeds. Bring your unidentifiable seeds and we will do our best to identify them for you.

3:30pm – FREE – GMO presentation
Joyce Eden, coordinator of Label GMOs/South Bay, will bring common packaged foods and will read through the labels. We will learn how and why to identify and avoid GMO foods and hidden GMO ingredients. Learn the secret code on your apple.

labelGMOs logo

4:30pm – FREE – presentation by Rosalind Creasy

Rosalind Creasy, author of “Edible Landscaping” and board member of Seed Savers, will tell with us why we eat what we eat today, the historical importance of Seed Savers (saving us from the ‘white-food’ empire, and the comeback of heirlooms). She will have Seed Savers’ catalogs to pass around.

5:15pm – FREE – Cooking demo
Slow Food leader Joni Sare will show you how to cook smart with culinary seeds. You will learn how to store seeds, mix and match them for ultimate flavor, and 4 ways to use seeds in your meals.


5:30pm – $10 – Dinner
Joni will prepare a seed-filled meal, cooked on site. RSVP required, pay through Brown Paper Tickets. This will be a gluten-free vegetarian meal, using seasonal organic local produce. Maximum number of people: 50 (seating is limited, buy your ticket soon!)

During dinner > Rosalind Creasy will do a short show-and-tell of selected food from her garden. And share information and stories on the seeds the Seed Savers have saved, and the current affairs of the “Seed Savers” organization.

6:30pm – $5 – Movie
“Open Sesame, The Story of Seeds,” RSVP required, pay through Brown Paper Tickets. Popcorn will be served. Maximum number of people: 50
(seating is limited, buy your ticket soon!)

“One of our world’s most precious resources is at risk. This dramatic and timely new documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food… SEEDS.” Links for the movie trailer are below. This movie is brought to us by Victoria Armigo, Full Circle Farm and Transition Silicon Valley.

Full Circle Farm

8:00pm – Movie discussion
This will be led by the leaders of the groups who are co-sponsoring this event, see list, below.

9:00pm – Goodbyes



This event is brought to you by:
1) Slow Food South Bay (
2) Silicon Valley Grows! (
3) Label GMO South Bay (
4) Full Circle Farm (
5) Transition Silicon Valley (


This event is in honor of FOOD DAY:
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.

Movie links:


Open Sesame movie


Questions or comments, write to:

Or contact Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay leader:



Reserve your dinner and /or movie ticket:

Slow Dining Adventure at Alice’s Restaurant

Slow Dining Adventure at Alice’s Restaurant


Join Slow Food South Bay for another “Slow Dining Adventure!”

Get an insight to our regional food web and learn how to tap into it, how to strengthen it.

This time we will dine together at Alice’s Restaurant in Woodside. They are using grass fed beef and organic produce, both locally grown.

Alice's Restaurant

Our menu:
Farmer’s Burger and Fries:
100% grass fed, free-range beef from Markegard* Family Ranch, San Gregorio. (Check out this video about the Ranch.)

Kale Salad:
Kale harvested from SMIP* Ranch Produce off Skyline Blvd, dressed in an avocado vinaigrette, topped with parmesan cheese and pine nuts.

Home-made Blackberry Pie with ice cream.

Note: a vegetarian option will be announced soon.

Dinner date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Dinner served at: 7pm

Arrive early to order your drink and get to know each other.

General admission: $30
Slow Food members: $27

$5 per ticket will go to Slow Food South Bay.
Price includes tax.
Price does not include gratuity.
Price does not include drink. All drinks to be ordered and paid for at the bar.
Menu subject to change due to produce availability.

Pre-payment is required, pay here through Brown Paper Tickets:


The back porch at Alice’s Restaurant
17288 Skyline Boulevard Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 851-0303


(Bring warm clothing, the porch can be chilly even tho they have heat lamps.)

Presenters will be:
– Chef Rufino and others from Alice’s Restaurant
– Doniga from Markegard Family Ranch

They will talk about how it all began, how it works – from growing the food, to planning the menu. We will get an insight to our regional food web and learn how we can tap into it, how we can strengthen it.

Edible Silicon Valley editor and owner, Kerri Stenson, will join us, too! …taking photos and writing an article for her magazine about our event, and our Slow Dining Adventures.

Slow Food leaders will be at the table to share with you what we are up to, what we know about our local food shed.

NOTE: Regular seating is still available in the restaurant during this event.

*Markegard Family Ranch leases approximately 3000 acres, and about 1,000 of those acres are POST- owned lands.
Peninsula Open Space Trust:

Markegard Family Ranch

*SMIP Ranch Produce: *SMIP is an acronym for “sic manebimus in pace,” Latin for “so we shall remain in peace.”
This is a private 5-acre farm, supplying Michelin-starred restaurants.

SMIP Ranch Produce

Questions: Call or write to Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay leader, at:, 925-381-8498

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