Next October Slow Food Cascadia will host the first annual eco-gastronomic food festival to celebrate the rich diversity of food production and food cultures of the Cascadia region. On October 6th we are hosting a tour of the festival’s future venue followed by a Small Plates, Big Visions Dinner for Slow Food Members and community influencers who want to be involved in shaping the festival. Members of Slow Food Washington and Oregon are invited to join us in this exciting event.
•11:00-3:00 - Vancouver's Old Apple Tree Festival. Join us at the foot of the oldest apple tree (turns 192 this year!) in Washington state for the Old Apple Tree Festival. Stop by our Food and Cider Tent to taste freshly pressed cider and regional cheese. Family friendly/admission is Free.
•3:15 - Tour of the Vancouver Waterfront. Guests are welcome to join a pre-event tour of the Vancouver Waterfront, Port of Vancouver's future Public Market and Slow Food Cascadia event venue. We will meet in front of Warehouse 23.
•5:00-8:00- Small Plates, Big Visions Dinner. Slow Food members from Washington and Oregon are invited to attend our visioning dinner as we prepare to launch a premier regional festival for farmers, chefs and locavores in October 2019. This small-plates format dinner will feature beautiful, local food and wine. Dinner will be prepared by Clark College Culinary Institute chefs, who will also offer cooking demos during the dinner in their brand new state-of-the-art kitchen. Speakers include Tanna Engdahl, spiritual leader with the Cowlitz Tribe, and Jared Gardner, owner and rancher of Nehalem River Ranch. The Small Plates, Big Vision Dinner is a time for our project team to hear from our partners and industry leaders. For more information, go to www.slowfoodcascadia.org. To purchase tickets, click HERE. Cost: $75+tax.