The Fungus Among Us @Flat#12Mushrooms
6:30 pm18:30

The Fungus Among Us @Flat#12Mushrooms

  • Flat #12 Mushrooms

Slow Food Buffalo presents an evening at Flat #12 Mushrooms, Buffalo’s only urban mushroom farm.

Owner/operator Robbie Gianadda will be talking about the life cycle of gourmet mushrooms as well as the production and use of medicinal mushroom extracts. Samples and recipes will be provided.

Josh Smith, Green Infrastructure Specialist from Push Buffalo and a Fungi in Storm Water Treatment and Soil Remediation expert, will be talking about the use of oyster mushrooms to remediate contaminated soil.

Community Beer Works will also be on hand to hand out samples of some of their seasonal beer selection.

Monday, October 26th 2015 6:30-8 pm! Please join us! 

The event is free with a suggested $5 donation to Slow Food Buffalo.

UB Sustainable Living Fair
11:00 am11:00

UB Sustainable Living Fair

Great news! We have been invited to table at the 7th Annual Sustainable Living Fair at the University at Buffalo! We're excited to share Slow Food's message of how we can all help support more sustainable agricultural systems and local food networks in our communities. If you're on or near campus, please stop in and say hi (and grab some sweet "green" swag while you're at it).

What: UB Sustainable Living Fair
When: Tuesday, September 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: UB North Campus, Student Union
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The Iron Event 2015
6:30 pm18:30

The Iron Event 2015

Slow Food Buffalo is a proud sponsor of The Iron Event, an annual chef-driven, food-centric feast and fundraiser to support those with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Please join us and sample some of the best food in Buffalo, served with pride by the city's top chefs! The evening features live music, gourmet food and a fabulous silent auction.

When: Monday, September 14, 6:30 - 10 p.m. (5:30-10 p.m. for VIP ticket holders)

Where: The Hotel at the Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo NY

Information and Tickets:

 Low-Maintenance Veggie Gardening and Garden Design with Peter BonSey
6:00 pm18:00

Low-Maintenance Veggie Gardening and Garden Design with Peter BonSey

  • Snyder, NY USA

Meet Peter Bonsey, the "original English Gardener!"

For our May program, Bonsey will share his cultivated yet care-free methods of garden design and low-maintenance vegetable gardening philosophy, including tips, insight and English traditions he's nurtured here in his own Snyder property.

See more images of his stunning "allotment"-style garden, indoor conservatory and client garden designs at

Peter started gardening at a very young age on his father’s allotment of land from the local council, outside Bath in the UK. The duties of maintenance, appreciation of the growth cycle, and very importantly, an aesthetic awareness were planted in him. His father often grew flowers among the vegetables for feeding the family. 

Bring your questions! We'll meet in his backyard at 6 for this exclusive garden tour and talk.

6:00 pm18:00

Fermentation Nation: food and drink that love you back

Celebrate spring in Buffalo! To help support the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival this year, Slow Food Buffalo Niagara is thrilled to co-present with RJ Marvin, a preservation pro from Elm Street Bakery.

Marvin and Niki Klem, Slow Food board member and director of Trocaire College's Nutrition & Dietetics Program, will discuss the science, art, history and passion that drives their fermentation projects--with a Japanese twist. 

Marvin will give a hands-on demo on how to make various fermented foods, including cherry blossom kombucha tea and classic sauerkraut, Japanese pickles and other traditionally fermented foods.

6:00 pm Doors open 
Meet friends and share a drink at the Campus House at Buffalo State cash bar
6:30pm Program promptly begins

Guests must be 21 & older
There is a $5 suggested donation. See you there!

6:00 pm18:00

What the Beans Mean: How to buy and make great coffee

Welcome to the Third Wave! A new era of brew has arrived in Buffalo, thanks to some pioneering brands making hand-crafted, carefully sourced coffee using the best ingredients and equipment in the world. 

Our March program will feature a presentation and tasting with Public espresso + coffee and the brand-new RUST Espresso Bar, now working together to bring the best coffee in the city to life. Learn about pour-over, immersions, cold-brewed and other techniques and tricks of hand-crafted coffee that celebrate the real taste and character of this amazing food. Discover how to enjoy a great cuppa at the cafe or in your own kitchen!

Don't miss this chance to check out Public's new espresso bar at the Hotel at The Lafayette--there may be some surprise treats on hand!