HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO CAN FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES BUT THE TASK SEEMED OUT OF REACH? NOW YOU "CAN", AND ENJOY SUMMERS' BOUNTY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
Please join Slow Food Cincinnati and Turner Farm in collaboration with Lydia Hirsh to extend the summer bounty through a hands-on tomato canning class. The class will be held at Turner Farm on August 7th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM.
Together we will bring you a memorable, educational experience -- we will begin by picking organic tomatoes straight from the vine; we will then peel, dice, process and pack the tomatoes together. You are welcome to tour the farm and bring snacks or a picnic lunch (or a dish to share) to enjoy afterwards while the cans are cooling.
The cost of the class is $35. We will provide all necessary equipment along with step by step instructions. You will leave with 3 wide mouth pint jars of chopped tomatoes to enjoy well past the summer season.
Friday, July 30th: Movie and Gelato with SFC Join Slow Food at UC's Niehoff Urban Studio for a free screening of PolyCultures, a 2009 film about re-establishing a healthy food system in urban Cleveland. We will have Dojo Gelato, beer, and popcorn available for purchase. Doors open at 8:30, film begins at 9:00. Event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, August 7th: Tomato Canning with Turner Farms Want to learn how to can your own food? Slow Food Cincinnati andTurner Farm are teaming up with Lydia Hirsh to offer this beginners hands-on workshop teaching the basic fundamentals you will need to can tomatoes for enjoyment once summer is long gone! We will start with organic tomatoes we'll pick straight from the vine, and everyone will go home with three pint jars of tomatoes. Details are still being finalized for this popular class.
Saturday, August 21st: Berry Picking SlowFood Cincinnati will head to Alpine Berry Farm in Batesville, IN for a day of berry picking with friends. Admission is free, pay for what you pick.
Saturday, August 28th: Farmers' Fair Come down to the Roebling Entertainment District in Covington for this all-day celebration of local food! The event will feature a Farmers' Market from 10-4, as well as food and wine tastings from local chefs and vineyards, cooking demonstrations, educational activities for the whole family, and featured speaker Ed Begley, Jr. Proceeds benefit SlowFood Cincinnati, as well as CORV (Central Ohio River Valley) Local Food Guide, the Northern Kentucky Chapters of the Future Farmers of America, and the Ohio Valley Foodshed Project. Please visit theFarmers' Fair website for the most up-to-date information or to volunteer for this wonderful event. Admission is free.
Sunday, October 10th: Slow Food Dinner at NectarJoin Slow Food Cincinnati for a private dinner at Nectar in Mt. Lookout. Chef/owner Julie Francis embodies Slow Food ideals year-round, serving local, seasonal, and organic ingredients whenever possible. Once details are finalized, the event will be opened to our current Slow Food members first. Any remaining available spots will be opened to the public.
But Wait, There's More!Keep an eye out for more info on these other exciting events later in the summer.
Slow Food Day of ServiceJoin SlowFood Cincinnati as we participate in this National volunteer initiative.
Bread Baking with Blue Oven Bakery Slow Food Cincinnati will travel to Williamsburg, OH to get a lesson from the pros at Blue Oven in how to bake bread.
Cheese Making with Blue Jacket Dairy Angel from Blue Jacket Dairy will be offering a free cheese making demo here in Cincinnati.
Member Meeting All registered SlowFood Cincinnati members are invited to join us for our membership meeting, which will be held in late fall, to discuss the future direction of our chapter.
Thanks to all those who braved the heat, humidity, and rain with us at Sustainable Sunday-- we had a great time! We shared some great food and conversation, and we can't wait for the next walk, coming up this fall.
We are grateful to Jennifer and Jordan of Fab Ferments, to Turner Farm, and to everyone who came to the fermenting class, for helping to make it such a great evening and a wonderful learning experience. We could all use a little "culture" in our diets!
If you haven't already, please check our Facebook page for pictures from our recent events, and please feel free to add your own photos.
We'd love to hear from you. If you are interested in volunteering to help with events or if you have event ideas, please email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can help out in other ways, please email Sarah email@example.com. And remember, there is strength in numbers. Please bring your friends who are interested in becoming members of SlowFood Cincinnati, or who just want to learn more about why it's cool to be Slow.