Book now for the following Slow Food events:
END OF SEASON TOMATO WORKSHOP AND LUNCH – 11 AM, SUNDAY 30 MARCH
As the tomato season draws to a close, we thought it would be good to get together to share some skills about preserving tomatoes, not to mention enjoying the wonderful taste of the sun-ripened fruit for lunch. We may have some demonstrations of techniques but there will also be ‘hands on’ required as we prepare tomatoes for passata bottling and for drying. We will also need some helpers to hand-make pasta for lunch and turn some of our passata into a sauce for lunch. This event will be hosted in a the home of Slow Food members in Queanbeyan. You may like to bring along your favourite knife and chopping board and an apron and you are also asked to bring along some nibbles or a dessert to share, your own drinks. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non members payable on the day. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential to email@example.com As with all Slow Food events which are payable on the day, booking obligates payment.
INVITATION FROM SLOW FOOD SHOALHAVEN TO PRODUCER VISIT – SASSAFRAS NUTS – 9 AM, SATURDAY 12 APRIL
Slow Food Shoalhaven has invited Slow Food Canberra, along with Slow Food Saddleback, to a joint event, a visit the producers at Sassafas Nuts, Richard Moxham and Alison Saunders. This is a commercial chestnut and walnut farm located at Sassafras, 50 km south west of Nowra. At this event, you can pick your own chestnuts, and walnuts can also be purchased if available. Buckets and bags for picking and packing are supplied. After the picking, we will share a BBQ picnic so bring along your own drinks and some food to share. A BBQ will be available if you would like to cook. Please bring your own chair and picnic ware. The hosts also suggest that you bring a weatherproof coat and shoes and gloves for picking the chestnuts. While there is no charge for this event, please book at firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to come as we need to let our hosts know how many will be attending. Further information and a map are available at http://sassafrasnuts.com.au/
BREAKFAST BOOK CLUB – SOCIETEA CAFE, GRIFFITH – FORTNIGHTLY – NEXT MEETING, 8 AM FRIDAY 28 MARCH
The Breakfast Book Club meets fortnightly at 8 am at the Societea Cafe, 4/12 Barker St (Griffith Shops) Griffith. Enjoy a nutritional breakfast, great coffee and a hearty discussion based on a chapter of Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions”. If you have been thinking of joining this group now is a good time. Members have just completed reading “Nourishing Traditions” and elected to read it again! This is because the book is information dense, a ‘conversation starter’ on all things nutrition and some book club members joined in at various chapters of the reading and are keen to complete the book discussion. There is no charge to attend but you are obliged to purchase a cup of your favourite beverage; a varied breakfast menu is also available. For further information email email@example.com
A couple of other food events in the region:
CAROOLA FARM PERMACULTURE OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 4 MAY
Caroola Farm is hosting an open day to celebrate permaculture, sustainability and local food/community reliance. The vision for the day is to provide a selection of permaculture talks on subjects such as garden design, water management, passive heating/solar, healthy animal husbandry and more. We understand that there will also be farm tours, information tents, local produce for sale, food tastings and more. Further information is available from www.caroolafarm.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org.