Get Involved

Amy greets arrivals at the 2009 Down-on-the-Farm Picnic

Help Slow Food Seacoast build community and create a more sustainable food system! Here are some ways to get involved.

Stay in touch.

Join our Email List (use the form in the right sidebar) to receive our monthly newsletter with information about potlucks, events, and volunteer opportunities related to Slow Food in our region. To receive more frequent and more timely information, search our Blog for past posts. Check out our Contact Us page for even more ways to to keep keep up to date on happenings in the local food scene.

Pull up a chair.

A great way to be “slow” and meet people interested in good food is to join us for a potluck. See About Our Potlucks for basic information. If you don’t already receive our e-newsletter, check the Events page to find out when and where the next one will be.

Volunteer!

Hostess Lauren Chase-Rowell talks about her diverse, intercropped, sunken permaculture garden to attendees of the 2010 Down-on-the-Farm Picnic.

Another great way to get involved is to volunteer your time. Slow Food Seacoast is a nonprofit organization that runs on volunteer power. Throughout the year, many volunteer opportunities (from outreach to event planning and event staff) arise to help further the Slow Food mission. Volunteer opportunities are announced at potlucks, in the e-newsletter, and on this page.

Amy Pollard, Slow Food Seacoast’s Outreach Coordinator, invites you to volunteer with her at our various tabling opportunities. What does this involve, you ask? “Tabling” (handing out literature and talking to people about Slow Food and local food options) at events is the most important way we make contact with potential members and supporters. As a volunteer, you will talk with people and hand out literature—including the very popular Seacoast Harvest: A Local Food Guide. This information

  • Helps educate people about the importance and delight of eating local food
  • Presents ideas for supporting our local farmers
  • Provides information about our various upcoming events and our organization in general
  • Offers tips on eating seasonally as well as ways to prepare and preserve foods at their peak freshness

Kitchen volunteers for the 2010 50-Mile Thanksgiving Celebration

Tabling is an easy and fun way to get to know people and and also to learn from them. The events we attend have people who are truly “hungry” for this kind of information, so our interactions are fun and exciting.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • To volunteer for Slow Food events (just an hour, or more if you can), please e-mail Slow Food Seacoast with “I Want to Volunteer” in the subject line and let us know what you’d like to do. Thanks!

Make it happen.

Whatever you like to do best, there’s a way for you to contribute. Slow Food runs on your enthusiasm and interest: If you have an idea for a workshop, event, or project you’d like to lead, please share it with the group. Attend our next potluck, or e-mail Slow Food Seacoast with “I Have An Idea” in the subject line.