What's new at Slow Food Marathon County
Join us for our September chapter meeting at 6 pm at Vino Latte in Wausau. We will meet in the conference room and discuss our upcoming fall events and Slow Food USA membership drive. Come and share your ideas on how to promote local food!
Vino Latte has a delightful food menu and an assortment of wines. This event is open to the public and attendees are not required to make any purchases.
Red Door Family Farm is hosting 3 farm-to-table dinners catered by Urban Street Bistro and the second dinner in August will benefit Slow Food Marathon County. Proceeds will support our #GrowYourOwnFood initiative! Tickets are $40 each and you'll dine under the sunset on their beautiful farm AND support their organic endeavors! A unique opportunity to experience a wonderful meal with ingredients sourced from the farm. Open to the public!
Purchase tickets here: http://www.reddoorfamilyfarm.com/purchase-tickets/
Tasting + Cash bar + Picnic!
Join Slow Food Marathon County as we gather at Half Moon Hill, LLC for an introduction to artisan mead and hard cider. Mead is wine made with honey (instead of grapes), which they infuse with raspberries or blueberries grown on the farm. Their refreshing, light ciders are also fermented on site. In addition to the tastings, the cider and mead will be available for sale by the glass or bottle.
DINNER: We plan to picnic on the farm and ask that you consider bringing a dish or appetizer to share! This is a free event and is open to the public. Half Moon Hill, LLC is located in Hamburg (near Little Chicago) and is a short 20 minute drive northwest of Wausau.
Join Slow Food Marathon County for Slow Meat II at Red Eye Brewing Company Wausau on Sunday, November 5 at 6 pm. Paul Nehring fromNewGrass Farm, LLC will team with Red Eye's Chef Nate Bychinski to explore cuts of meat and how to prepare them.
In addition, Chef Dylan Carlson will also present this evening. Dylan grew up on Ninepatch Farm (a sustainable local farm raising grass-fed beef, pork and chicken) and is a trained chef with experience at many high end restaurants in Madison and Milwaukee.
The event will begin with appetizers and a discussion of "Eating nose to tail, what it means, why it's important, and how to do it tastefully." We will follow the information session with a sit-down, farm-to-table dinner/buffet prepared by Chef Nate. Menu items will include a comparison between short-aged and long-aged ribeye roast, wood-fire roasted pork shoulder, and seasonal locally-sourced vegetables.
Last fall at Slow Meat 2016, we heard from three local farms, NewGrass Farm, LLC, Lonely Oak Farm and Ninepatch as they discussed their beef, lamb and pork breeds and sustainable farming practices. This year, we plan to focus on the cooking side of things!
Do not miss out on this fall evening of education, great company and amazing food. $20 for Slow Food members; $25 non-members, includes appetizers and a chef-prepared meal. Cash bar starts at 5:30 pm; demonstrations begin at 6:30 pm.
Purchase tickets here: SlowMeatII.brownpapertickets.com (there is a small service fee)
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We hope you can join us!
Join Slow Food Marathon County on Sunday morning, October 8th, for a Slow Hike and exploration of the Ice Age Trail at the Eau Claire Dells. We will meet at 10:00 am and be guided by one of our members as he takes us through a path of rock stairs and bridges and Pre-Cambrian rhyolite palisades (rock formations) along the rushing Eau Claire River. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin and the path fortuitously runs through Marathon County.
Participants can hike as long as they like - the full hike will be over an hour. Hikers who prefer a shorter distance have the option to turn back near the half way point.
Afterwards, we will gather in the shelter for a light luncheon and we ask that individuals bring a dish to share and something for themselves to drink. We are thinking of a French style picnic - baguettes, hard cheeses, cured meats, olives, and wine - but you are welcome to bring a seasonal inspired dish of your own creation!
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Eau Claire Dells, P2150 County Road Y, Aniwa, WI 54408
Join Slow Food Marathon County for its first Maple Syrup Celebration Dinner at the Rothschild Pavilion on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Cocktails by the Roaring Fire will start at 5:30, Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.
Chef Clint Schultz from Urban Street Bistro is preparing a multi-course dinner with sweet and savory dishes made from maple syrup in every course. Ingredients from our local farmers and producers will be used, representing Slow Food's mission to eat seasonably, buy local, and know your farmer.
Tickets are $40 for Slow Food USA members and $50 for the General Public. This includes a delicious and unique multi-course dinner and a signature cocktail. Cash Bar will be available at the event, as will raffle prizes and auction items!
This is a fundraiser for Slow Food Marathon County. Proceeds will support our various activities throughout the year which include foodie films, lectures, pot lucks, soup swaps and other gatherings. Learn more about our organization at SlowFoodMC.org.
Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://slowfoodmaplesyrupcelebration.brownpapertickets.com.
Join us to celebrate the season and welcome new faces and members to Slow Food Marathon County. Starting at 6 pm on Thursday, December 8, we will be hosting a pub crawl and visiting three local establishments: The Domino Bar, Cop Shoppe Pub, and Red Eye Brewing Company Wausau.
6:00 pm - The Domino Bar
6:45 pm - Cop Shoppe Pub
7:30 pm - Red Eye Brewing Company Wausau
The Domino Bar will be offering $5 specialty drinks, including their famous Tom & Jerry and Hot Buttered Rum; and $2 Hot Chocolate (non-alcoholic). 740 Washington St, Wausau
Cop Shoppe Pub's holiday drinks are Hot Pursuit--a rum and pumpkin concoction, Peppermint Paddywagon, and Better Than Bail. The first two can be made non-alcoholic and they also have Hot Chocolate. 701 Washington St, Wausau
Holiday cocktails at Red Eye Brewing Company Wausau include Winter Dream Martini, Classic Tom and Jerry and Mint Mocha. And of course all the craft beer your heart could desire and a great local food menu. 612 Washington St, Wausau
Don't miss out on the event of the season!
You do not have to be a member of Slow Food to attend! Invite your friends and come see what Slow Food Marathon County is all about.
See our public event here and share with your friends!
On Sunday evening, October 2nd, Slow Food Marathon County is pairing with Red Eye Brewing Company Wausau to bring you SLOW MEAT 2016! Three farms will be giving demos on beef, pork and lamb and talking about their sustainable growing practices. The theme of the discussion is "Post-Modern Meat: How Working with Nature Enhances Flavor, Health and Stewardship."
We will follow the informational sessions and appetizers with a sit-down dinner/buffet prepared by Chef Nate. Thank you to NewGrass Farm, LLC, Ninepatch, and Lonely Oak Farm for donating their time and knowledge! Do not miss out on this fall evening of education, great company and amazing food. $20 for Slow Food members; $25 non-members, includes appetizers and a chef-prepared meal. Cash bar starts at 6 pm; demonstrations begin at 6:30 pm.
Purchase tickets here: SlowMeat2016.brownpapertickets.com (there is a small service fee)
Find our event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/345666235823876
Slow Food Marathon County is planning to kick of the 2016 Concerts on the Square season with a picnic gathering. Bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage and low tables and chairs or a blanket to enjoy this first event of the season. Hope to see you there!
Please join us on March 2 for our next Slow Film: FRESH, which we are showing in celebration of National CSA Signup Day and the farmers who are re-inventing our food system.
FRESH portrays a movement that is happening in America and worldwide. The alternative food market is the fastest growing market in the United States, even though it still makes up a minuscule percentage of the food economy. And it’s incredibly energetic. FRESH focuses on sustainable agriculture and depicts farmers, activists and entrepreneurs who are searching for efficient ways to produce healthy fresh organic food.
Prior to the film, Slow Food will host a CSA Fair with local farms who will be sharing information on their CSA Programs. Visit with Stoney Acres farm, Red Door Family Farm, Lonely Oak Farm, Whitefeather Organics and ask any questions you might have about sourcing local seasonal products directly from them, which also greatly supports their business!
A potluck dinner will start at 6:30 PM and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. BYOB, wine and beer allowed.
Cost for the evening is a $5 donation to cover the screening license fee
and free for children and students
RSVPs are required!
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Slow Food Marathon County will be showing the charming documentary "To Make a Farm" on Tuesday evening, January 26. Join us as we watch these aspirational young farmers develop their CSA's and face seasonal challenges, reminiscent of the dedicated small scale farmers we have here in Central Wisconsin! We hope you can carve out some time to see this delightful film with us!
Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm “exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture.”
Location: Universalist Unitarian Church, 504 Grant Street, Wausau
SFMC will provide a hearty winter soup, bread and salad. Please provide your own beverages and anything you'd like to share. Cost is $5 (free for children and students). RSVPs are required. Please email slowfoodwausau@yahoo to reserve your spot!
Following the film, several of our local farmers will talk about their own experiences in getting started here in central Wisconsin.
Join us for food, beer and music as we celebrate good friends and the bounty of summer. Hosts Graham and Tami Coulson have invited Slow Food to participate in their annual gathering at their turn-of-the-century schoolhouse.
Slow Food has invited Clint Schultz from Urban Street Bistro to roast a locally-sourced pig for the event and pulled pork sandwiches will be available for a suggested donation of $5 with buns and finishing sauces included. Clint plans to serve from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
Guests are invited to bring a dish to share. BYOB and local home brewers will present some beer offerings. Listen to local bands and enjoy a relaxing day in the countryside at this rustic outdoor venue. RSVP's are required.
Join your slow foodie friends for a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage. Watch for an announcement on the Facebook group page and please RSVP on so we have an idea of how many will be attending. The event will be held in the shelter that sits at the back of the farmer's market parking area. See you there.