SLEE 2024

18th Annual SLEE Picnic Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!

We are excited to come together once again, this time picnicking in Meridian Park! We will offer salads as well as our classic salmon dinner!

Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2024
Time: 5 - 8 PM PDT
Location: Meridian Playground Shelter 1, 4920 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, in Wallingford neighborhood next to Good Shepherd Center

See below for accessibility info.

Schedule of Events

SAT. August 17th, 5-8PM

Come to celebrate our grassroots movements resisting corporate control of the food system! 

5PM Enjoy Lawn Games, Live Music, Tabling by Community Partners and the Silent Auction

6PM Feast on locally-sourced and Fair Trade hors d’oeuvres, libations, grilled wild salmon, salads, and desserts. 

Family-friendly, everyone welcome

Tickets: Buy now! 

Sliding scale $40-$100 Please be generous in your support! We want to make this event accessible to everyone while also recognizing the need for us to raise crucial funds.

Support a Farmer/Farmworker/Organizer: By purchasing a second ticket (at $50 or $100), you ensure that local farmers, farmworkers and food organizers can be honored guests at our event. Look for this purchasing option when you register.

Solidarity Tickets: We are committed to making this an accessible event for all. If you are unable to afford a full-price ticket, please contact our event coordinator for Solidarity Tickets. 

Picnic Captains: Bring Friends to SLEE!

Table Captains traditionally fill a table for 10, but this year you will gather at a picnic table or blanket! Picnic Captains purchase their guests' tickets in advance, providing CAGJ with important seed funds for our organizing. Captains may also give their guests the option of purchasing their tickets individually. Learn more and find a sample email here, or email our event coordinator.

Volunteers needed to help organize SLEE, and the day-of!

If you are interested in volunteering before, or on the day of the event (as a server, auction helper, child-care, set-up and/or clean-up), please check out our SLEE Volunteer Opportunities and contact our event organizer.

What To Bring:

  • A dessert to share! Please make sure to have a list of ingredients available.

  • The event will take place outdoors, with shade under the picnic shelter, so please take this into consideration. Therefore, consider bringing:

    • Sunscreen

    • Hat

    • Camp chairs and/or cushions

  • Cash for raffle wheel and kids art table!

  • If it rains, SLEE will still take place in the covered area; bring your raincoats!

Accessibility Info:

  • Bus Information: We encourage people to carpool, ride their bikes, and take public transit to this event! Bus routes 62 and 44 are within .3 miles of the park.

  • Parking: There is no designated parking lot for SLEE; Good Shepherd Center parking is first-come, first-served. There is plenty of street parking is available. There are 5 ADA parking spots at the west side of the south parking lot of the Good Shepherd Center. Enter via Sunnyside Ave N.

  • Restrooms: There is a public restroom available at the park; unfortunately, we do not have the ability to designate these gender-neutral.

  • Please be Fragrance Free: Even though we will be outdoors, for the health and safety of community members with chemical sensitivity, please abstain from using scented cosmetics, lotions, or hair products and please do not wear clothes that have recently been smoked in. Read here for more info on how to be fragrance free.

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: The venue is partially wheelchair accessible. Enter via the south parking lot off Sunnyside Ave N and follow pedestrian paths around the south side of the Good Shepherd Center building. 

  • Interpretation: We will do our best to provide interpretation services if requested. Contact [email protected] and we will work to arrange an interpreter to support your needs.

  • Free childcare: Free childcare will be available for kids aged 2-11 from 5-8pm. Include names and ages when registering.

COVID/Health and Safety Precautions

CAGJ will provide masks for attendees to use if they wish. Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Any volunteer handling food will be required to wear a mask. If you feel unwell, we encourage you to please stay home and take care of yourself. 

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Central Co-op, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct Organic, Loki Fish Company, Madres Kitchen, New Root Organics, Real Change, UFCW Local 3000

Thank you to our Community Partners!

Meal supported by PCC Community Markets

August 17th, 2024 from  5:00 PM to  8:00 PM
4920 Meridian Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Sliding Scale $40.00
Sliding Scale 2 $50.00
Sliding Scale 3 $60.00
Sliding Scale 4 $75.00
Sliding Scale 5 $100.00
$50 Support a Farmer / Foodworker Ticket $50.00
$100 Support a Farmer / Foodworker Ticket $100.00
Other Amount