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Slow Food Cascadia hosts the Cascadia Food Festival, an annual event held in Vancouver, Washington the first weekend in October.The event’s goals are to build a just, craft, regenerative food movement in Cascadia and raise funds for farm-to-food bank initiatives by bringing people together to taste the region, explore food connections, and celebrate the unique ecogastronomy of the area.

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Cascadia Food Festival will include a Food and Cider Festival, Slow Food Summit for regional food leaders, and an evening Cascadian Luau, all centered around the unique flavors of the Cascadia region.

To honor the cultural history of the Hawaiian community in Vancouver, the day ends with a Cascadian Luau prepared by four Chefs that will be providing traditional and neo-traditional Hawaiian small plates, featuring the bounty of Cascadia. The Ke Kukui Foundation will be joining and offering traditional Hawaiian dance and a keynote talk on Canoe Culture in Vancouver.

The event will feature a high end raffle for an eco-gastronomic Hawaiian travel package for two!

The event is fiscally sponsored by Slow Food Cascadia and is a fundraiser for our program Urban Abundance, which brings TONS of local produce into the Clark County Food Bank every year.

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Cascadia Food Festival includes the Slow Food Summit, Food and Cider Festival, and Luau. Explore and taste the unique flavors of the Cascadia region. 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; Old Apple Tree Park, 112  S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA, FREE, and noon-10pm; Fort Vancouver Historic Hangar, 1115 E. 5 St.,Vancouver, WA; $35- $125; www.cascadiafoodfestival.org

For more information contact:

Warren Neth

Event Director

warren@slowfoodcascadia.org

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What people are saying:

As a second-generation shellfish farmer, I’m energized by Slow Food’s focus on saving foods that are dying out. The Olympia oyster in our area is making a comeback. But this delicious native protein from our local waters will die out completely if we don’t protect and promote it. I’m a part of Slow Food Cascadia to tell its story and to hear about other vibrant foods that grow throughout this region.”

-John Adams, Sound Fresh Clams and Oysters

“Slow Food Cascadia is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to learn more about the foods of this region, taste new things (and old favorites), and explore the many ways we’re connected to each other and the land through the ingredients that originate right here.”

- Jennifer Crain, co-leader of Slow Food Greater Olympia

“The Cascadia Food Festival is the perfect place for the public and food producers to come together to sample the foods that make this place taste like home. And it’s a great way to explore the deep food connections that tie us together,” says Warren Neth, Slow Food Cascadia Event Director. “Celebrating the Cascadia food system is delicious work.”

Warren Neth, Slow Food Cascadia Event Director

“The Port of Vancouver is excited to support an active Slow Food chapter in Southwest Washington. This international organization excels in food festivals and we look forward to Slow Food Cascadia, a festival here in Vancouver, that will showcase our local food, food systems and people. As the port continues to work toward developing a public marketplace at Terminal 1, we see a great collaboration between the work of Slow Food Southwest Washington and port goals of a marketplace offering fresh, local and healthy foods and products.”

Julie Rawls, Port of Vancouver