Slow Food Okanogan Mission Statement:
To inspire people in the Okanogan and
beyond to expand their palates for our
locally produced and wildcrafted foods.
To support our diverse regional
agriculture, strive for an autonomous
economy and attract increasing future
generations of farmers.
People who care about eating good food
Lots of informationn about good, healthy,
sustainble food available these days.We'll
tell you what we're reading and we'd love to
hear about your favorite books and magazine
article. One of our members is readng
Renewing America's Food Traditions:
Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most
Endangered Foods by Gary Paul Nabhan.
Click here to see what she has to say about
Monsanto’s Patents on Life
By Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins
Organic Consumers Association
Why have we surrendered control over
something so basic to human survival as
seeds? Why have we bought into the biotech
industry’s program, which pushes a few
monoculture commodity crops, when history
and science have proven that seed
biodiversity is essential for growing crops
capable of surviving severe climate
conditions, such as drought and floods?
LInk: Organic Consumers Association
The Okanogan County Community Action
Council (OCCAC). Food for All takes a
holistic approach to nutrition education
through gardening, produce gleaning, and
hands on classes. Click here to learn more.
The Truth About Trying to Wash
Pesticides off Produce
By Fritz Kreiss, News Report
It’s a great science experiment for kids; and
a sobering reminder for parents. Simply grab
some food coloring or other dye that
dissolves in water, fill a small cup or bowl
and place the cut end of your vegetable in
the colored solution (you can also substitute
Plants aren’t just coated with pesticides,
plants soak up pesticides; root vegetables in
particular are vulnerable as well as fruits and
veggies with thin “skins” as they lack the
proper physical barriers needed for
protection. No matter how much you wash
them you can’t get rid of the pesticides that
are now throughout your food. LInk: Nation of
MOBILE POULTRY PROCESSING
UNIT IN OKANOGAN COUNTY
You are invited to a wine and cheese
tasting at the Breadline Café on Thursday,
May 9 from 5-8pm . The Breadline will be
featuring prepared dishes and select wines
from local producers Okanogan Estate &
Vineyards and Pine Stump Farms
farmstead artisan goat cheese.
Join members of Slow Food Okanogan in
enjoying the first of a series of Breadline
dinner specials featuring local farmers and
vintners from the Okanogan!
Representatives from Slow Food Okanogan
will be present to answer questions, take
suggestions and highlight ways to eat local!
Click here to look at and/or
download a flyer about the event.
Local Wine and Cheese Tasting