Yet another harvest season is at our doorstep!
Let’s Slow Food Again!
We are happy to announce that our 5th annual charity event Slow Food Saturday will take place on Saturday 13 September under Mutianyu Great Wall. On that day, there will be a variety of different events related to how our food comes to our table. You also get to enjoy a nice lunch at different local people’s small stall with their own ingredients, you can eat as much as you want, just watch your belly. :)
Slow Food Saturday is an event focused on good, clean and fair food. We are trying to introduce people to the slow/real food around this area. We are also very proud to say that Slow Food Great Wall convivium under Slow Food International (www.slowfood.com) had been established in the year 2013, aimed at letting people in this fast pace society regain the joy of eating. Slow Food Saturday is a Slow Food Great Wall convivium activity supported by The Schoolhouse. Schoolhouse is donating management, administration, Yoopay functionality, orchard site, and other good and services. All net proceeds for this event goes to the convivium account, to keep its good work going, trying to have more people know about Slow Food and to have better cultural identity. Accounts will be published on the Slow Food Saturday website and pronounce via the schoolhouse newsletter.
Registration and Payment 注册及费用
Registration will go alive from August 13, 2014 and it will be done online through yoopay.cn which makes it easy and accessible to anyone who plans on attending the event; 100% of proceeds goes to Slow Food Great Wall convivium for further activity usage. The Registration fee covers the following: Enjoy all the Slow Food Saturday event(listed below), a Slow Food Saturday T-shirt, a taste of locally catered food including a drink. If you want to rent a bicycle, you must do it ahead of time, click on the link below.
Registration Fees are categorized as follows, please note for whoever already a slow food member, we would like to offer a Rmb30 deduct from whatever category you choose below(please go to registration table on the day with your membership card):
a) Rmb 276 Adults; Rmb 220 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID), this includes:
Slow Food membership, Transportation to and from Beijing by riding the Slow Food Saturday bus, and space on the Slow Food Saturday trucks to transport your own (one) bike. 成人276元，儿童220元(18岁以下和/或带有学生证的大学生)，包括：慢食会员卡，慢食周六大巴，自行车托运。
b) Rmb 220 Adults; Rmb 165 RMB Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID), this includes: Slow Food membership, Transportation to and from Beijing by riding the Slow Food Saturday bus; you rent and pay for the bike rental separately through our Bicycle Rental Partner, Bicycle Kingdom. 成人220元，儿童165元(18岁以下和/或带有学生证的大学生)，包括：慢食会员卡，慢食周六大巴。您需要提前和自行车王国租用自行车。
c) Only Registration Fee paid in advance online, Rmb 176 Adults; Rmb 126 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID), this includes: Slow Food membership, you will drive to The Schoolhouse Orchard on your own and bring your own bike. 您需要提前在线支付注册费。成人176元，儿童126元(18岁以下和/或带有学生证的大学生)，包括：慢食会员卡。您需要自驾到果园并携带自己的自行车。
d) Only Registration Fee paid onsite, you will drive yourself to Schoolhouse Orchard Rmb 200 Adults; Rmb 150 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID), this includes: Slow Food membership, you will drive to The Schoolhouse Orchard on your own and bring your own bike. 您可以现场支付注册费。成人200元，儿童150元(18岁以下和/或带有学生证的大学生)，包括：慢食会员卡。您需要自驾到果园并携带自己的自行车。
*Fine print: For people who do not register in advance we may have space available on the event day for registration only (no bus, no bike transfer, and no bike rental) but cannot guarantee. Registration on the day will be charged RMB 200 (Adults); RMB 150 Child/University (under 18 and/or university students w/ID)
Event Schedule 活动流程8:00 Depart from Beijing trek store 从崔克自行车出发
9:30 Arrive at Schoolhouse Orchard 到达小园果园
9:30-9:40 Fill in your bottle(no bottled water available at orchard—show your love to this lovely land:-)& ask for your T-shirt at Registration table
Choice of 2 : free filtered water and homemade Sweet mung bean soup from locals, Rmb5 for 500ml bottle) 装满您的杯子(现场无瓶装水销售--为了您热爱的家园贡献一点力量吧!) 并领取您的T恤。两种选择：免费的过滤水及当地人自制的绿豆汤(5元装满500ml的瓶子！)
9:40-10:50 Chestnut harvesting class at Schoolhouse Orchard(make your hands dirty! Use this long stick to knock down those delicious nuts!) 果园板栗收获课(自己动手！使用长棍子来敲打这些好吃的坚果吧！)
10:50-11:00 find your bike(pre-registered from bicycle kingdom or unload your bike from trucks) 找到自己的自行车(到自行车王国处找到自己已经提前租好的自行车或者到卡车那里卸下自己的自行车)
11:10-11:40 Honey beehive visit and a lesson from owner(honey will be available for sale at farmer’s market end of the day) 参观养蜂人家并向主人学习(蜂蜜在当天活动结束后的农夫集市中有销售)
11:40-11:45 bike back to orchard for slow food lunch! 骑行回到果园吃午餐！
11:45-13:00 Yummy lunch!(local people owns their own stall in front of orchard) 美味午餐！(当地农民在果园门口提供美味的农家饭)
Choice(exact menu to be confirmed) 选择(以下为本地食材，准确的菜单待定)：
Notes: There will be 2 different kinds of food chits(1 for main, 1 for drink). You can use them at the local’s stall, remember, 1 chits for 1 division at 1 stall. Please dress on your Slow Food T-Shirt, so you can ask for FREE chits at registration table! Just make sure you won’t waste food:-) For leftover food, please throw them into our COMPOST SITE correctly(according to guidance onsite) inside of orchard. Your leftover will be our fertilizer!
local tofu 豆腐
wild herb shaobing 野菜烧饼
7 orchard liqueur tasting 果园产品品尝
8 free water 水
9 Sweet mung bean soup 绿豆汤
10 Beer 啤酒
NO CANNED SODA ET AL. NO BOTTLED WATER. BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE.
13:00-13:20 biking to Farm(Bohai village) 骑行至农场(渤海所村)
13:20-14:00 farm visit(feed chicken and more by yourself) 农场参观(自己喂鸡及更多有趣活动)
14:00-14:20 biking to Shuntong trout farm(Tianxianyu) 骑行至顺通鱼池(田仙峪村)
14:20-15:20 Trout Farm visit and lesson 虹鳟鱼养殖课程
15:20-15:30 bike back to orchard 骑行回到果园
15:30-16:30 Farm’s market and corn picking at orchard 农夫集市及玉米采摘
1. We are not charging any fees to locals who runs stalls at farmer’s market
2. Please bring your camera and take as much nice photo as you can, we will have a photo competition afterwards, big prizes waiting for you!