About Our Potlucks

All Are Welcome!

Slow Food Seacoast invites anyone and everyone interested in Slow Food to attend our open public potlucks. Just bring a dish or beverage to share.  Our potluck suppers focus on enjoying a relaxing meal, discussing  upcoming projects and events, and getting to know one another. You do not need to be a member of Slow Food to attend.

Day & Time: We often hold potlucks on the first Sunday of the month, with dinner starting at 5:30 pm and the “meeting” (business, lecture, tour, tasting, or presentation) around 6:30 pm. The schedule depends on other chapter events but is published in advance in our Email Newsletter, on our Facebook page, and on the Calendar page of this website.

Location: The location may be anywhere in the Seacoast area. It is published in advance in our Email Newsletter, on our Facebook Page, and on the Calendar page of this website. Check these sources to confirm the details: time, location, directions, and theme.

Food & Drink: Any potluck offering (e.g., appetizer, salad, main dish, side dish, beverage, dessert, fruit, cheese, or bread) is welcome! We do ask that you label your dish. For participants who are vegetarian or vegan, observe dietary laws, or have food sensitivities, knowing the ingredients is important. If food sensitivities or allergies are an issue for you or your family, please be aware that some foods may contain nuts, shellfish, and other potential allergens. If you’re wondering, please ask.

Theme: For most potlucks, we often suggest a seasonal theme. You aren’t required to prepare a dish in line with the theme, but you might have fun doing so!  We always present the challenge of creating your dish with as many locally grown or sourced ingredients as possible.

BYO Beverage: Please bring your own beverage(s). Even though potluck offerings may include beverages, there may be enough for only a sample.

BYO Dining Kit: To minimize the use of paper goods, waste, and cleanup time, please bring your own “dining kit” (plate, bowl, drinkware, cutlery, and napkin). Not all locations have kitchen access so an extra bag  is handy for bringing dirty dishes home for washing.

BYO Utensils: Please bring a serving utensil for your potluck dish!

Support: There is usually no cost to attend our potlucks, as we view as important community events. However, we may ask for a donation depending on the cost of the venue where we are gathering. If you find yourself participating often, please consider donating to or becoming a member of Slow Food USA to help support our activities on the Seacoast. (Read about the benefits of membership on the Slow Food USA website.)