Taste the region and explore the ecogastrononmy of Cascadia, held in Vancouver, Washington, the original gateway to the Oregon Territory.
FREE; Saturday October 5, 11am - 3pm ; Old Apple Tree Park
Hard Cider Garden: 15 hard ciders and Slow Food Cider Competition
Community Cider Pressing Station: Press your own! BYO apples and jugs
Taste Marketplace: Merchants with tastings of regional products from across Cascadia
Craft booths and live music!
Noon - 6PM; Location: The Historic Hangar - Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Come shape the future of the food movement! The Slow Food Summit will offer panel discussions, will offer a series of speakers addressing topics such as salmon fisheries, tribal resource management, organizing food-based social movements, Ark of Taste nominations, and how to best understand, produce, use, and sell regional ingredients.
The summit is designed for food movement leaders: farmers and producers, Slow Food community leaders and organizational partners, chefs, food artisans, others making the regional food movement stronger.
If you want to expand your network and be an active voice in the future of food, don’t miss this summit!
Saturday October 5 6PM - 10PM ; Historic Hangar - Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Beverage Garden: No-host bar with beer, cider, wine, tiki drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cascadian Luau and Hawaiian Pig Roast Dinner: Small-plate menu(pupus) created by Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro. Dishes honor the Hawaiian cultural history in the Vancouver area and throughout Cascadia by mixing Cascadian and Hawaiian ingredients to create unique versions of Polynesian cuisine. The menu will draw on ethically sourced ingredients and conscious food producers on the Big Island, sourced through a partnership with the Kohala Center and Slow Food Hawaii.
Keynote speaker: Hawaiian canoe culture in Vancouver, WA and the Hawaiian Islands. Presented by the Ke Kukui Foundation.
Hawaiian Entertainment and Dance Music
Slow Fish, Regional Chapter Tables, and Educational Booths
Thank you for a fantastic launch!
In 2018, we came together for a the first-ever Slow Food Cascadia, a weekend of celebration, exploration, and camaraderie.
We explored Cascadia's ecogastronomy and strengthened the ties of our regional food movement of producers, chefs, and eaters who are promoting good, clean, fair food for all.
Help us build Slow Food Cascadia by filling out this survey HERE.
We are particularly grateful to to Clark College Culinary Institute in Vancouver, Washington for putting together an epic 10-course dinner. This institute has a great team teaching the next generation of chefs in Cascadia!