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Sold out! Celebrate the season’s first wild offerings with Slow Food Minnesota
Join us for our 10th annual foraged-foods dinner on a farm

Sunday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
York Farm, Hutchinson, Minn.

• A springtime dinner cooked by Yia Vang of Union kitchen
• Tours and talks by farmers and guest-forager The Urban Nettle
• Beer from Fair State Brewing Cooperative and cider from Keepsake and non-alcoholic beverages included
• A day on the farm with family and friends

The menu:
• Hmong Sausage Lettuce Wraps dressed with cattail shoots and mint Piri Piri Sauce (tofu option)
• Grilled Pork Char Siu with Yia’s Spring Pepper Sauce
• Vermicelli Rice Noodles with pickled ferns and burdock
• Roasted Bok Choy and wild greens
• Fried Rice in a giant wok, with smoked wild mushrooms and Hakurei white turnip
• Yia’s American Dream (shortcake, rhubarb compote, York Farm strawberries)
Menu subject to change based on availability

Beer, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Hard cider, Keepsake Cidery
Fresh beet kavass, Topos Ferments
Foraged herbal iced tea

Join Slow Food Minnesota at York Farm (just over an hour's drive from Minneapolis) to experience a Slow foraged meal complete with kitchen stories, a wood-fired oven, playful Gloucestershire piglets, ripening heirloom strawberries, nettle patches, a glorious rustic barn, beehives and fruit orchards.

The dinner will be a fusion of global and local cuisine. Up-and-coming chef Yia Vang of Union Kitchen will cook a Hmong-inspired meal built around Minnesota foraged foods. Foraging was a way of life for the Hmong in Southeast Asia, and when they came to Minnesota, they adapted the dishes of their homeland to the wild plants they found here.

Our family-farmer hosts, Andy Cotter and Irene Genelin, grow organic strawberries, currants, gooseberries, pears, apples and table grapes for many of our favorite Slow restaurants in the Twin Cities. These fruits flourish in an environment benefiting from 65 acres of permanent wetland planted with native grasses and flowers for pollinators. Also conributing are Keepsake Cidery, Dawn 2 Dusk Farm and TC Farm.

Coming soon:

Convivial Table dinners for members. Snail in the Park picnics, and more.
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Previous Slow Food Minnesota Events (Click icons for event photos and details. We will be adding writeups of events with text-only listings.)

2016 Events

Terzo, March 29, 2016

Where the Wild Things Are
May 22, 2016

2015 Events

Chipotle Cultivate Festival
August 22, 2015

Gardens of Eagan
Greenhouse Herb Tour & Tasting
June 20, 2015

Heyday Spring Wild Foods Dinner
May 19, 2015

Fulton Brewery, Mighty Axe Hops and France 44 Cheese
with Jim Norton of the Heavy Table
January 19, 2015

2014 Events

45th Parallel Distillery Tour & Tasting
November 16, 2014

Dawn2Dusk Farm Kenyan Dinner
November 9, 2014

Dave's Brew Farm &
Black Cat Natural Foods
Oktoberfest Dinner
October 26, 2014

Big River Slow Food
September 21, 2014

Snail in the Vineyard
Fermentation Workshop
June 29, 2014

Where the Wild Things Are
June 1, 2014

2013 Events

The Essence and Sustainability of Chocolate
with Bonavita Chocolate
November 17, 2013

Big River Slow Food
September 22, 2013

Bluestem, August 28, 2013
Wise Acre Eatery, April 28, 2013
Gandhi Mahal, February 19, 2013

Snail in the Park Picnic
Sustainable Seafood
August 4, 2013

Minnesota Writers
at Open Book
October 27, 2013

Where the Wild Things Are
May 19, 2013

January 13, 2013

2012 Events

An Evening With Lynne Rossetto Kasper
November 1, 2012

Big River Slow Food
September 23, 2012

Basil Snail
August 26, 2012

Corner Table, June 18, 2012
Red Stag Supperclub, February 19, 2012

Youth Garden Planting Day
May 12, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are
May 20, 2012

2011 Events

Big River Slow Food
September 25, 2011

Urban Chickens with Janice Cole,
Snail in the Park
August 14, 2011

Lucia’s, October 9, 2011
Heartland, August 23, 2011
Sen Yai Sen Lek, February 22, 2011

Jenny Breen Cooks,
Snail in the Park
June 26, 2011

Where the Wild Things Are
May 15, 2011

January 22, 2011

2010 Events

December 5, 2010

November 21, 2010

Big River Slow Food
October 3, 2010

Sen Yai Sen Lek, February 22, 2011
Hell's Kitchen, November 7, 2010
Sapor, September 16, 2010
The Craftsman, July 20, 2010

Snail in the Park 2010:
Farm to School, August 29
Composting, June 13

Youth Garden Planting Day
May 22, 2010

A Foraging Dinner
May 16, 2010

2009 Events

Snail in the Park
October 18, 2009

September 13, 2009

Snail in the Park
June 14 and August 16, 2009

Peace Coffee Tasting
July 11, 2009

A Foraging Dinner
May 17, 2009

Lynne Rossetto Kasper
March 8, 2009

2008 Events

December 7, 2008

October 25, 2008

June 8, July 13, August 10, September 21, 2008

Wine and Cheese with Jeff Roberts
July 18, 2008

May 18, 2008

2007 Events

November 10, 2007

September 9, 2007

April 29, 2007

March 24, 2007. Includes exit poll.

2004–2006 Events

December 17, 2006

It's All About Pie, July 23, 2006

True Brew, April 30, 2006

Wine Tasting, July 24, 2005

Help Save the Sheep, February 20, 2004

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