Programs & Events

Every year, the Slow Food Utah Board of Directors and fellow volunteers work to promote good, clean, and fair food by organizing events and educational efforts. Please subscribe to our email newsletter or follow us on social media to hear the details on each year’s events.

Book Club – The Slow Food Utah Book Club was founded by current chapter leader Gwen Crist. The focus, naturally, is food in all its facets

Honeybee Festival – The annual Honeybee Festival celebrates Utah’s state symbol the beehive, and its amazing residents, honeybees. The festival features presentations about beekeeping and bee-friendly gardening from local and regional experts, beehive demonstrations, honey tastings, children’s activities, and more. It is free and open to the public.

Farm Mobs – Volunteer service days dedicated to helping local farmers and urban gardeners get work done with many extra hands, even inexperienced ones. We carpool to the farm and enjoy a potluck meal and great company when the work is done.

Canning & Preserving Workshops – Slow Food Utah co-hosts Summer in a Jar: A Food Preservation Series in partnership with the Downtown Farmers Market and Wasatch Community Gardens, and sponsored by Harmons City Creek.

Eat Local Week is a statewide program that celebrates the regional harvest season by promoting local agriculture and food artisans, honoring the preservation of Utah’s agricultural heritage, and empowering the community to make conscious food choices through a series of educational activities and events.

The Feast of Five Senses – A memorable meal of family classics and re-imagined flavors, prepared by some of the finest chefs in Utah. Proceeds from the Feast of Five Senses go toward our micro-grant program, supporting small farmers, school and community gardens, and food artisans, helping to build a strong and vibrant local food community that sustains and enriches us all.

Micro-Grant Awards – Grants to advocates, organizations, and businesses in our community which support the the Slow Food mission.

The Snail Awards – Recognition of people who have made significant contributions in the spirit of good, clean, and fair food in our community.