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Mushroom Foraging event September 20th

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

IMG_2135-1024x682 Mushroom Foraging Event September 20, 2014 IS FULL

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Slow Food Nova Scotia will be hosting a mushroom identification and education session led by mushroom expert Mr. John Crabtree. Mr. Crabtree will lead the group along the Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail, a National Historic Site of Canada.

The mushroom hunt will begin at 10:00am (sharp) at the trailhead, so you should plan to arrive by 9:45am. For those who are interested, an optional lunch (at own expense) will be offered at Bistro 22, 16 Inglis Place, Truro at 1:00pm http://www.bistro22.ca/. Mr. Crabtree will extend the foraging session for those opting out of the lunch and would like to continue with the hike.

 

When:  Saturday, September 20, 2014 10am-1:00pm (or longer)

Where: The Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail located about fifteen minutes from Truro on Highway 104.Take exit 13 then north onto MacElmons Road, then veer left onto Plains Road. The trailhead is on the left, 2 km from exit 13.

Cost:  $10 for Slow Food members; $25 for non-members (join Slow Food at the event for an immediate discount!)

RSVP:  mikeokeefeslowfoodns@gmail.com by September 17, 2014 and confirm whether you will partake in the optional lunch.

Malagash Oyster tasting and Beer! August 31

Posted: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Greetings SF members!
Our next event will be Sunday August 31st when we visit Ark of Taste Oyster producers Charles and Nancy Purdy of Bay Enterprises in Malagash for a farm tour and Malagash Oyster tasting, followed by a tour of the Tatamagouche Brewing Company with Christiane Jost (beer sampling included J).  Bring your coolers as both shellfish and beer will be available for purchase!
 
When:  Sunday August 31st, 2014 1-5pm
Where: Bay Enterprises – 2642 Malagash Road, Malagash, N.S. and The Tatamagouche Brewing Company – 235 Main Street, Tatamagouche, N.S.
Time:  1pm at Bay Enterprises; 3pm at Tatmagouche Brewing Co.
Cost:  $10 for Slow Food members; $20 for non-members (join Slow Food at the event for an immediate discount!)
RSVP:  scott@sugarmoon.ca by August 29th, 2014
 
Hope to see you there!
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Scott Whitelaw
Leader – Slow Food Northumberland Shore
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Sandor Katz Fermentation Workshops

Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The Justus Centre for Small Farms presents a series of Workshops with Fermentation expert Sandor Katz at various locations around Nova Scotia. Attend and learn about kombucha. kefir and more.

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SFNS 2014 Annual General Meeting this Sunday June 15th – Dartmouth

Posted: Friday, June 13th, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 11 am – 3 pm Slow Food Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch Park Avenue Community Oven,
Leighton Dillman Park on the Dartmouth Commons
RAIN OR SHINE PLEASE RSVP to sheilastevenson17@gmail.com
Our annual chance to get together as a large group and discuss the future of Slow Food Nova Scotia!
BRING: a chair, cutlery, a plate for yourself, beverages (non-alcoholic) a side dish for potluck contributions. We will roast some local chickens
Costs: $12.00 non members $15.00 (if you sign up for membership that day it’s $12.00)
Proceeds will support the Nova Scotia delegation to Terra Madre this year
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Slow Food Success at Edmonton Conference

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012

Edmonton, Canada 5 June 2012  Slow Food Canada’s conference held in Edmonton in May has been hailed a success by national delegates.

Slow Food Canada executive member, Michael Howell, was one of 30 delegates to experience the four-day showcase of Alberta regional cuisine through farm tours, meetings with local producers and chefs, visits to local farmers’ markets, and the sell-out Roots, Shoots, and Garden Boots conference gala.

‘After spending my time in Edmonton at this conference, I have a whole new appreciation for the incredible food culture here,’ Mr Howell said.

Conference organiser, Valerie Lugonia, also praised the conference and the collaboration of local growers and chefs.

‘The conference was a huge success and raised $8,275 for Slow Food Canada,’ Ms Lugonia said.

‘Our team of chefs at the gala were amazing. The front of house staff was incredible. The food from our local producers was outstanding. I see active collaboration as the unique signature of our local Edmonton food community.’

 

 

About
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, we have over 100,000 members joined in 1,500 convivia – our local chapters – worldwide, including 35 in Canada, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods.

For interview requests and further information, please contact:
Valerie Lugonja Valerie@slowfoodedmonton.ca 780 456-5073