Tuesday, May 19, 2009

June - Strawberries!!

We're having a Strawberry Celebration! Slow Food Maumee Valley is teaming up with SFMV Members Fernando and Martha Mora, owners of Johnston Fruit Farms in Swanton, for a family-friendly event. Taste strawberries and learn about the farm: its history and the ideas that Fernando and Martha have for its future.

Saturday June 13th
4-6 PM
Johnston's Fruit Farm
1 mile west of Swanton on Airport Highway

July - Mindful Eating with the Toledo Zen Center

Slow Food Maumee Valley in conjunction with the Toledo Zen Center presents a workshop on Oriyoki: the art of Zen eating. Oriyoki is the liturgical sharing of a meal in a Zen monastery. Oriyoki which translates as 'that which contains just enough' is a transformative practice of mindful eating. During this day long workshop we will practice traditional Zen meditation. We will also watch a film about a Zen Priest who was head cook at the San Francisco Zen Center. After a lunch break we will return to hear a talk on Oriyoki, then prepare and eat food according to this ancient and venerable tradition.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to enter deeply into the practice of gratitude and satisfaction as we taste, once again, for the first time.
July 18 9-5
Toledo Zen Center
6537 Angola Rd
Holland OH

Please bring:
Your favorite cutting knife and board
3 nesting bowls about the size of a soup bowl
4 large cloth napkins
a spoon
a mug
a small spatula

All Day $55 nonmembers
$50 members
Half Day $30 nonmembers
$25 members

Please RSVP before July 16