Terra Madre Edition of the Cape Snail... The monthly Newsletter of Slow Food Cape Cod
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Cape Snail- Terra Madre

In this Edition:
  • Terra Madre Salone del Gusto
  • Meet your Terra Madre Delegates
  • Trivia Night Fundraiser August 30th

This upcoming September, Slow Food International will be taking over the squares and streets of Turin Italy for the 2016 Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.  It is part conference, part marketplace, part party, and all inspiring.
Often described as the Olympics for food, this event attracts individuals from around the globe who decent on Turin to share ideas/ conversation and good food.  
Globally over 5,000 delegates were selected to attend Terra Madre and represent their home region.  The delegates are the cornerstone of the event to make it work for the over 30,000 visitors expected.  
Slow Food USA has selected 250 individuals to represent the USA as delegates.  This year Slow Food Cape Cod had two delegates selected to join the US delegation.  
As part of the delegation, delegates are required to share their story of Slow Food with individuals around the world, as well as more importantly bring home what they learned from others around the globe.
This years delegates to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto are: Amy Henderson and Rachel Hutchinson.  Both are extremely honored and excited to be representing Slow Food Cape Cod at this event.
Read below to learn about both delegates and how you can help support them get to Italy.
Amy is currently the secretary of Slow Food Cape Cod.  She works with a National Service program, and manages volunteers to promote environmental stewardship through natural resource management and environmental education. Amy believes direct action and education are key elements in the sustainability of Mother Earth. Amy has been directly involved with Slow Food Cape Cod since 2009, but has been a long time supporter and advocate of the local food movement. She sources as much food as possible through CSA shares; farmers’ markets; foraging; and from her home garden
Rachel is currently the Co-Chair of Slow Food Cape Cod, she has been involved in Slow Food since 2009.  She works in natural resource management, focusing on the shellfish industry and is passionate about Slow Fish and encouraging sustainable fisheries.  Shellfish provide for a local, direct harvest to table experience for recreational harvesters as well as providing a sustainable nutritious healthy local product while also cleaning the water around them.  They allow families to go out together and harvest their dinner, and allow fishermen to harvest and provide a sustainable living for their families.  Wild Harvest of shellfish as well as Shellfish Aquaculture provide incomes for hundreds of Cape Codders and is a booming Blue Economy. Rachel is honored to be attending Terra Madre as a delegate for Slow Food USA and is hoping to bring stories of the Cape Cod small boat fisheries with her and return with knowledge of sustainable fisheries from around the world.  

Traveling to Turin as part of the US delegation is not going to be cheap.  Slow Food USA is helping delegates out with lodging in Italy, but travel to and from Italy is the responsibility of delegates. 

To help support our delegates Slow Food Cape Cod will be hosting a Trivia Night at Cape Cod Beer on August 30th.

Registration will starts at 6:30pm
Trivia will start at 7:00pm
Cost $50/team (Maximum 4 people/team)

Help us put the “FUN” back in FUNdraising!

Registration will include 8 rounds of trivia, one drink ticket per team member, cash bar, prize for the winning team, and more!

Please register in advance using this link:

Please help spread the word and attend if possible.

If you would like the help support the delegates, but can't attend Trivia Night please contact us as
Member Discount

When you visit the Local Scoop at the Orleans Farmers' Market on Saturday, Chatham Farmers' Market on Tuesday, Cape Cod Beer Farmers' Market on Friday, or the Truro Farmers' Market on Monday, show your Slow Food Membership card you will receive $1.00 off the purchase of a Crepe or a Pop.  Each week the Local Scoop offers both sweet and savory crepes featuring ingredients sourced from local farmers and food artisans.  
Slow Food Cape Cod  (SFCC) is a local convivium (chapter) of Slow Food USA, a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to promoting the pleasures of the table. Our mission is about taking the time to bring joy into our everyday meal, to know where our food came from – eat local and experience the superior taste of dishes prepared with fresh, in season, ingredients, while preserving our regional heritage. Our convivium  is going to explore these concepts with field trips to farms and markets,  tastings,  pot- luck suppers, book discussions, and cooking classes; all celebrating the sustainable farms, fishermen, artisans, cheese makers, foragers, bakers, beekeepers, and regional specialties that define our area.
Do you visit our local farmers markets.  Post on Social Media and #CapeCodFarmersMarketTour
Farmers' Market:
Cape Cod Farmers Markets are in full swing for the season.  There is a market every day of the week.  Check out the sidebar on the right to find the market location closest to you and support your local farmer.  Take a trip to another part of the cape and visit another farmers market.
Get Involved:
Got a great idea for a Slow Food event or gathering? Looking to plan an event?   Farm Dinner, Potluck, Farm Tour, Meet at a restaurant, Talk?   We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to help us plan and organize activities, just shoot us an email.  Let's Talk!

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Cape Cod Farmers' Market Schedule:

Truro Farmers’ Market
6/13 – 8/29, 8am- Noon
Chatham Farmers’ Market
5/17 – Mid Oct, 3pm-6:30pm
Sandwich Farmers’ Market on Historic Route 6A
June 7th – Oct, 9am-1pm
Wellfleet Farmers’ Market
Mid May- Mid Oct, 8am-Noon
Bass River Farmers’ Market
6/16-9/17, 9am-1:30pm
Falmouth Farmers’ Market
5/26- 10/6,  Noon to 6pm
Harwich Farmers’ Market
Mid June- Mid Oct, 3pm-6pm
Cape Cod Beer Farmers’ Market
May-Sept, 3pm-6pm
Osterville Farmers’ Market
6/24 – 9/18, 9am-1pm
Bass River Farmers’ Market
6/16-9/17, 9am-1:30pm
Orleans Farmers’ Market
May-Nov, 8am-Noon
Barnstable Village Farmers' Market.
July - Sept, 9am - 12pm
Mashpee Farmers' Market
June-Oct, 11am-3pm

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