Join or Renew Now Before Membership Rate Increases

 Chef Ron Askew shows students the Makah Ozette potato.

Chef Ron Askew shows students the Makah Ozette potato.

Before you head into the long weekend, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on this very limited time offer to lock in your membership rate for an entire year — a fantastic value!

If you have been considering joining Slow Food Seattle (or renewing your membership), the next two days are an excellent time to do it! On September 1st, (that's Sunday!) the national membership rates will be increasing from $25 to $60 annual fee. Join before the end of August to join at the current $25 level.

WHY SLOW FOOD?

Slow Food believes in good, clean, fair food for everyone. Membership in Slow Food helps supports the organization's efforts with programs like...

  • Regional Biodiversity: Slow Food has programs promoting regional, indigenous, and delicious foods; preserving and growing traditional foods; & creating access to biodiverse foods.

  • [caption id="attachment_1756" align="alignright" width="240"] Chef Ron Askew shows students the Makah Ozette potato[/caption]

    School Gardens: Local Slow Food chapters (including ours here in Puget Sound!) help create and support school gardens. (A local school, Forest Ridge School in Bellevue will be harvesting its first crop of Makah Ozette potatoes, a special variety that has been part of the Slow Food Presidia.)

  • Ark of Taste: Slow Food's Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. The Ark's goal is to help promote these foods to ensure their continued existence.

 Cheese at the Gothberg Farm visit and member potluck.

Cheese at the Gothberg Farm visit and member potluck.

By joining, you'll be supporting these efforts, and also gaining access to the local chapter of Slow Food Seattle. Join our community of fellow food-lovers who are passionate about good, clean, fair food. Members will be given first or sometimes exclusive access to Slow Food events.

[caption id="attachment_1754" align="alignright" width="240"] Cheese at the Gothberg Farm visit & member potluck[/caption]

Some Slow Food events held in recent years include:

  • Tuna canning class

  • Nettle foraging trip

  • Finnriver farm tour

  • Gothberg Cheese farm tour

  • Macrina bakery tour

  • Member meetings and potlucks

 Makah Ozette potatoes at the April 2012 member potluck

Makah Ozette potatoes at the April 2012 member potluck

Take advantage of the last few days of the $25 level to become a Slow Food member! And mark your calendar for Sunday, October 13, and come meet other members at the Slow Food Seattle Fall Potluck!

We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and we hope to usher in September with a bunch of new members. We can't wait to get to know you and show you what's
in store for the rest of 2013 and beyond.

As always, feel free to email us with questions: info@slowfoodseattle.org.