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SFSC Snail Mail September 2010
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Hello from Slow Food Santa Cruz!

This is the first of our new monthly email newsletter to the Slow Food Santa Cruz community. We call it Snail Mail and hope you find it useful. Please tell us what you think of it, what topics you would like covered, or how it can better serve you.



  • September 9:
    • Summer Slow Down at Vino Cruz
      When: Thursday, September 9th, 5:30-7:00 pm
      Where: Vinocruz, 725 Front St. #101, Santa Cruz, CA (right behind Lulu’s at the Octagon)
      Cost: $5.00 tasting fee for the flight, waived with a purchase of a Vine Hill or La Honda wine
      RSVP: This event is open to the general public, please RVSP by clicking “Attending” on the Facebook event page. No Facebook? No worries, come anyway! For more info, please email us.

      Can’t tell a Chardonnay from a Cabernet? Or maybe you want to debate the merits of fining and filtering? Drop in to Vinocruz on September 9th at 5:30 pm to sample some wines from local wineries Vine Hill and La Honda with your fellow Slow Foodies and learn more about wine and the Slow Food movement!

  • September 18:
    • Seasonal Griller’s DelightWhen: Saturday, September 18th, 9am to 1pm, grilling starts around 10am
      Where: Corner of Western Dr. & Mission Blvd, Santa Cruz
      Cost: FREE!

      Join Slow Foodies when the Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market hosts a sampling event to showcase seasonal fruits and vegetables for their patrons. The focus of this very popular event is to highlight seasonal fare and to introduce market shoppers to new foods and preparation methods; new this season the Market will collaborate with local vintners and breweries to offer complimentary beer and wine pairings. Guests are treated to samples of grilled fruits, vegetables, meats and simple tapas-styled appetizers throughout the market as they shop and enjoy live music. This event is free, and seating is available.

  • September 25:
    • Dig In! The Slow Food National Day of Action
      Who: You and your clean-beach loving friends
      When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 9am-noon
      Where: Black’s Beach – check-in will be at the end of 14th Ave. near the beach entrance
      RSVP:  You can pre-register for this cleanup site on the Save Our Shores website

      On Saturday, September 25, Slow Food chapters around the country will come together to promote good, clean, and fair food in their towns. On the same day, coastal communities around the world will head to the shores for International Coastal Cleanup Day. You can participate in both by attending one event! Join us for the cleanup at Black’s Beach on September 25 to protect your local fisheries!Slow Food Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz NEXT are partnering with Save Our Shores to protect one of Santa Cruz’s greatest sources of local food and local beauty – the ocean. This is a global event, and Santa Cruz has a long history of playing an important role in keeping our coast clean. Last year over 4,000 volunteers pulled nearly 15,000 lbs. of trash and recycle off our beaches!  Stay tuned for details about a guest speaker at this site, and plan to join us for a post-clean-up BBQ at the Capitola and Santa Cruz Whole Foods locations.

  • October 7
  • October 21-25
  • November 7:
    • Follow the Snail Trail Through the WestEnd – A Fundraiser for Slow Food Santa Cruz
      When: Sunday, November 7, 12:30-4:00pm
      Where: In and around the Swift Street Courtyard, 402 Ingalls St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060Join Slow Food Santa Cruz on a tour of the wonderful wineries and eateries that are part of the up and coming “WestEnd” neighborhood, which includes the Swift Street Courtyard. The focus of this tour will be local, heirloom apples; edibles and libations at the stops on the tour will feature this tasty fruit. Stops will include Kelly’s Bakery, New Leaf Market, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, and additional Surf City Vintners. The event will culminate at Bonny Doon Vineyards/Cellar Door Café. More details to come in early October, stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for more details about this exciting event!

Slow Food Santa Cruz is a registered chapter of Slow Food USA, a non-profit 501 3(c) organization that aims to link the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

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