Slow Food Portland's Fall Events

Join Slow Food Portland members and volunteers for a lesson in DIY tuna canning and an autumn banquet on the farm.

By Sarah Ostaszewski September 9, 2014

The local chapter of Slow Food International, a non-profit seeking educate and enable ways of sharing good, clean and fair food, is holding a couple of exciting events this fall—and you’re invited! Aiming to acknowledge the pleasure of taste, diversity of culture, and concern for sustainable methods of food production, the organization (and its volunteers) hope to have a lasting impact on the food system. Want to be a part of that noble mission? Connect with the Slow Food Portland community by checking out these upcoming events.

Fish Canning Workshop

On September 13, Slow Food Portland will host its second round of tuna canning: Putting Up Fish: Tuna Canning is back by popular demand! Master tuna canner JoAnn Robison will be instructing participants through the process of cutting and canning fish. One fish will be filleted as a demonstration, but from there it is all up to the participants. Take home a skill you can repeat in your own kitchen, and bring an apron! 

What’s included?

  • A light breakfast of coffee, pastry, and fruit
  • Overview of Pacific coast tuna, good fishing practices, and where to find sustainable harvests
  • All supplies
  • Participants leave with 6 jars of canned tuna

Where: Old Salt Marketplace, 5027 NE 42nd Avenue in Portland
When: September 13, 9 am – 12 pm.
How Much: $75 for Slow Food Portland members, $85 for non members. Buy tickets online here.

Slow Food Farm Dinner

This autumn, on October 4th Slow Food volunteers are joining with the folks at Dancing Roots Farm in Troutdale, Oregon for a family farm-to-table dinner. Farmers Shari Sirkin and Bryan Dickerson invite families and friends to a day out on the farm, after which chef Ryan Mead of The Bent Brick will prepare farm-fresh food for visitors, thanks to the generosity of Chef/Owner Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen. Join in for great food shared with great company, and learn what the slow food movement is all about. 

What’s included?

  • Buffet-style dinner and dessert using Ark of Taste ingredients
  • A walking tour of the farm by hosts Shari Sirkin and Bryan Dickerson
  • Discussion on nutrition and Q&A session with naturopathic doctor Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, N.D.
  • Farm activities for kids
  • Live music by Bryan Dickerson and guests

Where: Dancing Roots Farm, 29820 E Woodard Road in Troutdale, OR
When: October 4, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
How Much: Adult: $35, Child 6–12: $5, Child 5 & under: Free. Tickets are available here.

Want to Volunteer?

The Slow Food Portland chapter would not be possible without the help of its volunteers. The autumn dinner crew is still seeking individuals to volunteer for either one of two shifts on October 4. If you are interested, kindly send word to Stacy Ho Richardson at [email protected] for more information and volunteer positions. 

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