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Next Slow Food Book Group Meeting

The next selection by the group is
The Geography of Wine, How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir and the Weather Make a Good Drop by Brian J. Sommers.
This time we get to talk about terroir and wine and some agricultural perspectives. Come out and join us at Rabelais, 86 Middle street, on Wednesday, July 16th from 6-7:30.
The book group is open to any and all. Turn out for the last discussion was at an all time high. Come on down and join us! The more the merrier!
Geography is $16, there is a 10% discount at Rabelais for Slow Food members. The book is available now.


Fiddlefest 2008!

Sunday June 1st from 4 – 7, SFP will be holding our 4th annual celebration of spring, Fiddlefest! 


Local chefs will be presenting tastes of spring foods including the eponymous fiddlehead fern. We will also be holding a mead tasting that will include Fiddler’s Reach Merrymeeting Mead and Shalom Orchard mead. Poor Valley Salvation Society will be performing LIVE from 5 – 7 for our entertainment. If you haven’t heard them yet, they are a fun rockabilly, gospel, old-timey ensemble. Kid’s activities will be held throughout the event. Peak Organic Ales is a sponsor of the event this year. There will be a cash bar with hand-chosen wines in addition to Peak Organic Ales.The event is being held at the Dining Hall at SMCC in South Portland, overlooking the ocean.

    Tickets are 20/15/5 (adults/members/kids) and are available at the door or in advance at Rosemont Market, Standard Baking, Aurora Provisions or Rabelais Books. Hope to see you there!


Next Slow Food Book Group Meeting

Hey All,

Just a heads up that the next meeting of the book group will be Wednesday, May 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Rabelais, 86 Middle Street.  This month we are reading The Warmest Room in the House, How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth Century American Home by Steven Gdula.   There will be a special treat this month as just a couple days after we have our meeting to discuss our ideas about the book, Gdula will be coming to Rabelais to speak and sign copies of the book.  So we will all have a chance to speak directly with the author while the book is fresh in our minds. Slow Food Members get a 10% discount on the book at Rabelais.

Please remember that the book group is open to any and all, the conversations are lively and spirited, the company engaged and the book selections thoroughly democratic.  Our next read will be In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.  The meeting for that discussion will be set at this next gathering. 

If you are mulling over joining, dive in, the water’s fine!


April Potluck at Maple’s

The Slow Food Portland April Potluck will be held at Maple’s, not Rosemont Market and Bakery as originally planned.

Updated information is listed below:

DATE: Wednesday, 9 April

TIME: 7-9 pm

LOCATION: Maple’s Gelateria 

                       151 Middle Street                  

                       Portland, ME

Presenter:  Kristie Green of Maple’s


Education Committee Meeting: Monday, 10 March

Celebrate an extra hour of daylight!  Please join us at the next education committee meeting; we have a lot to discuss including current school projects and possible collaborations with other community organizations.

Whether you are currently on the committee and we haven’t seen you for a while, or if you would like to join,   we’d love to have you share a meal with us. 

Slow Food Portland Education Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, 10 March

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: 258 Spring Sreet, Portland 


Hope to see you there!


Save These Dates! Monthly Potlucks are back!

Please join us in March for a general potluck. 

Date & Time:     Thursday, 13 March    7-9 pm

Location:             Aurora Provisions

                             64 Pine Street


David Buchanan will give a brief presentation and slide show on his recent trip to Argentina working on school gardens and some related local garden projects.


Date & Time: Wednesday, 9 April  7-9 pm

Location:         Rosemont Market and Bakery

                         559 Brighton Avenue



Writer’s Night – Save the Date: Jan. 24

Slow Food Portland’s Writer’s Night 2008 will be held Thursday January 24th at SPACE Gallery. The line up of authors will be announced soon.


Welcome to the new SFP website

Welcome to our new website. This new site will enable us to post information about upcoming events and activities quickly and easily. We also plan to add new features soon including food writings, recipes and more. If you are interested in contributing content to the new site, please email


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