Slow Food East End to host annual potluck supper on Shelter Island

Guests should bring a dish to share made from local ingredients from their garden, a CSA or local farm or market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Guests should bring a dish to share made from local ingredients from their garden, a CSA or local farm or market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Slow Food East End will hold its annual meeting and potluck supper on Sunday, September 25 at the Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center on Shelter Island.

Slow Food is a non-profit, member-supported organization that advocates healthy food produced with minimal damage to the environment.

This is the organization’s biggest supper of the year and a great opportunity to learn more about Slow Food’s events, educational programs and goals for the future. It’s also a good time to meet the candidates for the Slow Food East End board.

Guests should bring a dish to share made from local ingredients from their garden, a CSA or local farm or market. Each dish should serve between six to eight people. Guests are also asked to bring a local beverage to share. This year a 12-Piece Anolon tri-ply clad cookware set will be raffled off at the meeting.

Sunday’s potluck supper and meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to members and non-members. Anyone wanting to know more about Slow Food East End is invited to attend.

The event, or “Snail Supper” as Slow Food calls it, will take place at 99 Shore Road on Shelter Island. Advance reservations are required and can be made on the events page at www.slowfoodeastend.org.

Slow Food also provides support to schools that are part of the Edible School Garden group on the East End. Their “Chefs to Schools” initiative brings local chefs into the classroom to teach the benefits of cooking with local ingredients. Their “Snail of Approval” award is given to East End restaurants that use local and sustainably grown ingredients.

For more information about Slow Food East End visit www.slowfoodeastend.org.