Monthly Archives: May 2012

Farm Tour with Nourishing Traditions Cookbook Author Sally Fallon Morell

Join journalist, chef and nutrition researcher Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, for a tour of her historic farm, the P.A. Bowen Farmstead in Brandywine, MD.

She’ll lead us on a tour of the farm and discuss her passion for cheese making. Then we’ll talk with Sally over a delicious lunch of cheese, charcuterie and bread (bring a drink).

Sally Fallon Morell and her husband Geoffrey Morell hope that their farm can serve as a model for other farms, inspiring farmers — both established and new — to produce an abundance of naturally raised foods and bring prosperity to Southern Maryland and to farming communities throughout the U.S.

Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: 11 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: 15701 Dr Bowen Road, Brandywine, MD (about 50 miles from DC)

Tickets are $25 for SFDC members and $30 for non-members (includes lunch). Purchase through Eventbrite

Space is limited. Buy in advance. Email kati@slowfooddc.org for more info.

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Tour the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve and Have Lunch at Rocklands Farms

Join us for a tour of farms, historical sites and natural areas within the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve, led by the Montgomery Countryside Alliance, and then have lunch al fresco at Rocklands Farm.

The Ag Reserve is the nation’s most successful farmland protection effort: 577 farms and 350 horticultural enterprises call the county home and agriculture is the second largest driver of the county economy. Many of the Ag Reserve’s farms have been in the same family for generations, and more recently new farmers have taken to the land to grow crops to meet the growing demand for local food. Montgomery Countryside Alliance has been working for the past decade to maintain the Ag Reserve as a working landscape in the face of huge development pressures and makes it easier for farmers to get started and expand their operations.

Snail of Approval winner Rocklands Farm will provide lunch by their stream, including their farm-raised burgers and a fresh salad.

Date: Saturday, June 9th
Time: 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM
Location: The tour will begin between 10 and 10:30 at the Poole’s General Store in Poolesville, MD and go from there.

Tickets are $15 (includes lunch). Space is limited. Buy in advance. Email sarah at slowfooddc.org for more info.





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Slow U: Sausage Making with White House Meats

This event is currently sold out. Please look for more Slow U events in the future!

Sausage

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Learn the art of making sausage with the local, grass-fed meat aficionados at 2011 Snail of Approval winner White House Meats!

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: St. Stephen’s, Corner of 16th & Newton Streets NW, DC (Columbia Heights Metro)

This Slow Food University class will start with a lecture and demo using pork sourced from Mt. Airy Farm and High View Farm, followed by hands-on sausage making. Come learn how to grind, season and stuff from the folks who know it best. We ask you bring a dish to complement our freshly made sausages for a good old fashioned Slow Food potluck.

2011 Snail of Approval winning White House Meats provides locally raised, natural, humane, and dry-aged meat from the Washington, DC area. “Straight from the farm to you.”

Tickets are sold out!

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SFDC Event: Chocolate Tasting

Kallari Chocolate From Ecuador

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Join Slow Food DC for a chocolate tasting and educational presentation with a complimentary glass of wine, presented by Kallari Association, a Slow Food Presidium awarded, self-governed coalition of Amazon artists and organic cocoa producers.

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location: Whole Foods in Clarendon (Clarendon Metro)
2700 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members

Learn regional flavor profiles from cocoa seedlings to chocolate bars! You can experience the world through dark chocolate in this blind tasting. This educational and sensory stimulating lecture helps you learn to distinguish chocolate notes, discern roasting techniques and recognize origins. Participants will savor gourmet chocolates from around the world during the session, meanwhile developing sensory control of the palate and texture identification. The audience will gain familiarity with the numerous stages in cocoa production and bean preparation from an Amazon cocoa grower. Then, an experienced chocolatier will share about the regional flavors of cocoa beans, the process involved in chocolate making, and the economic impact of the world’s third most important commodity. Chocolate bars processed nearby the cocoa groves will be matched up against the top rated leading gourmet, fair trade, and organic dark chocolates in a blind tasting that will challenge even experienced chocoholics.

Space is limited!
Slow Food Members: $15
Non-members: $20

Buy Your Tickets Today!

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