Friday, April 18, 2014

Slow Food Coming Up Fast

It's finally spring, and the SFMV leadership group has planned a range of activities celebrating this season and the next and all the wonderful opportunities they will bring to enjoy food that is good, clean, and fair.  

Take a look at these events, choose the ones that interest you, and put them on your calendar.  Most events are open to both members and friends; members receive a discounted cost.  

If you're not yet on our mailing list, for questions, or to make early reservations, send us an e-mail:

If you're not yet a member but want to join, you can do that here: 

More details will be coming, more events may be added, and some things will probably change. Like our Facebook page and watch for updates. 

Thursday 8th: 7 PM 
Showing of Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America
Sponsored by SFMV, Phoenix Earth Food Co-op, and The University Church
 The University Church, 4747 Hill Avenue Toledo 43615
Suggested Donation $5 per person

Sunday 1st:  5 PM cocktails, 6 PM dinner
5 course dinner by chefs Ben Cohen and Jason Vahle of the Happy Badger
John and Paula Ross’s home
$50 per person members, $60 per person non-members

Thursday 10th: Private Dining with Chef @ Element 112
$100 per person includes tax and tip, alcohol extra
Thursday July 17th Prepare and serve dinner at St. Paul’s: volunteers needed

Saturday 23rd Market Demos / Kids activities : volunteers needed
Toledo Farmers Market

Sunday 21st  Farm Visit / Potluck @Sage Organics
Saturday 27th  Market Demos / Kids activities:  volunteers needed

Sunday 9th  Harvest Potluck Dinner @ Leizermans

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March Slow Supper

The March Slow Supper will be held on Saturday March 1st, and we're making a feast!  We've chosen recipes from Jerusalem, the wildly popular cookbook that many of us have come to love.  Many of the ingredients for our meal are coming from the Toledo Farmers Market and the Phoenix Earth Food Co-op, so we're looking forward to a meal that is good, clean, and fair!

This meal is by reservation only, and priority will be given to members.  For more information or to check availability, e-mail us: .  The cost of ingredients will be shared, and non-members will pay a small surcharge.  

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Annual Soup Supper Details

The buzz is building around our annual Soup Supper, so we want to offer a few hints and reminders:  
  • The entrance to My Brothers Place at Trinity Episcopal is at 316 Adams Street.  Street parking is available.  
  • Bring soup or something that goes with soup Soup should be hot, in a crockpot if possible.  Bring a ladle if you have it. We'll supply bowls and utensils. 
  • Please bring a card describing the ingredients in  your dish. 
  • We'll supply non-alcoholic beverages; if you want wine BYOB.  
  • No cost for SFMV members; $5 for guests.  Membership available here.  
  •  Feel free to invite friends.  RSVP appreciated.  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Annual Soup Supper Returns!

Beginning in 2008, almost every January SFMV has invited members and friends to gather for a delicious and low-stress post-holiday gathering . This year, our annual Soup Supper will be Monday January 13th at 5:30. We'll get together at My Brother's Place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams in downtown Toledo. This will be a pot luck gathering, with no charge for members and a small fee for guests. Mark your calendars now and begin thinking about what you'll bring: We suggest soup or something that goes with soup. We're planning an exciting schedule of events for 2014, so now is a good time to join or renew your membership. Do you know someone who's interested in being part of our global, grassroots organization with more than 150,000 members and 2,000 food communities throughout 150+ countries? A membership in Slow Food would be a great holiday gift!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Annual Meeting: Lots of Energy and Exciting Plans

Lots of energy at the November 18th annual meeting, and lots of exciting events coming soon for Slow Food Maumee Valley. Watch this space and your e-mail for news on the time/place of the first event of 2014: our annual Soup Supper. New chapter board members were elected: Paula Ross, Chair; Mary Weiss, Vice Chair; Michael Leizerman, Treasurer; Anita Levin: Secretary; Elizabeth Bergman, Lisa Blake, and Amelia Contreras, Board Members Everyone is welcome to join Slow Food Maumee Valley by becoming a member of Slow Food USA . Just choose "Maumee Valley" as your chapter and join us to celebrate food that is good, clean and fair and to help make that food available to everyone.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Annual Meeting

Slow Food Maumee Valley members are invited to attend our annual meeting on Tuesday November 19th, 5 PM, in the Kelly Room of the Main Library, Downtown Toledo. We will review bylaws and elect a leadership team.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Potluck Harvest Supper

Mary and Steve Weiss will host the Potluck Harvest Supper on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4 PM. (Please note this is a date change from the original schedule!) The cost will be $5 per person and a dish to share per family. Sorry this event is only open to SFMV members. Please RSVP to Mary at 419 842-0005. This event is limited to the first 25 people who RSVP due to space limitations! Looking forward to seeing you then!