Annual Meeting & End of the Year

We’re pleased to announce that our Annual Membership Meeting is set for Saturday, January 15, at Main Street Garden & Café in Soquel!  Main Street is dedicated to maintaining and nurturing a symbiotic relationship with the Santa Cruz community and they choose ingredients that support sustainability and taste.

Not only will we hold elections and announce the new board at the meeting, we’ll have lots of exciting news!  Erin Justus of Companion Bakers represented Santa Cruz at Terra Madre, Slow Food’s international meeting in Turin, Italy.  She brought back pictures, stories, and inspiration to share with our chapter.  We’ll also have opportunities to sign up for committees, voice your ideas, and enjoy the conviviality that makes Slow Food unique.  AND Main Street has generously offered to donate 25% of proceeds from dinners that night to Slow Food Santa Cruz to seed our projects for 2011.

Who: Slow Food Members, Future Slow Food Members, Curious Strangers to Slow Food, Friends, Friends of Friends…
What: Annual Membership Meeting, Chapter Board Elections, & Fundraiser Night
When: Saturday, January 15: Meeting – 3pm-5pm, then Dinner reservations available starting at 5:30pm
Where: Main Street Garden & Café, 3101 North Main Street, Soquel, CA
RSVP: Click Attending on the SFSC Facebook event!

Tickets will be available at the door ($10/member; $12/non-member), and include light seasonal appetizers.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  If you plan to stay for dinner (or come just for dinner), call the restaurant at 831-477-9265 to make a reservation. The restaurant is cozy, so reserve your table early.  And don’t forget to come hungry – 25% of your dinner bill will be donated to SFSC!

Slow Your Holidays

Being a member of Slow Food isn’t just about attending events and eating great food – it’s a lifestyle.  As the year winds down, think about taking new steps toward a Good, Clean, and Fair holiday season.  Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Donate Good, Clean, and Fair food to Second Harvest Food Bank in barrels throughout the county.  Second Harvest will collect over 2 million pounds of food this season – your contributions have an impact on the health of our community.
  • Turn to local farmers and artisans first when planning your holiday meals and gifts.  The Local Resources page on our website has links to help you.
  • Choose packaging that won’t damage the environment or end up in a landfill.
  • Learn to make something new at home.  Members can post skills they’re willing to share or teach on our Facebook page.
  • Give the gift of Slow Food membership !  $25 gets you in, and larger donations come with extra benefits.  Membership fees support national and international projects that are truly changing the face of our food system.

Post your own ideas for a Slow season on our Facebook page!

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