Foodshed Alliance – Farm-to-Fork Celebration of Local Foods & Farms

Foodshed Alliance is hosting another Farm-to-Fork Celebration. Get your tickets here!

Join the Foodshed Alliance at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique in Newton, NJ where Chef and Owner Andre deWaal will prepare dinner for a Farm-to-Fork Celebration of Local Foods and Farms that incorporates locally grown foods into his creations.

 

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Cocktail Hour: 4:00 pm / Dinner: 5:00 pm
Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique
188 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860

Slow Food NYC 2nd Annual Snailblazer Award Fundraiser


This year we are thrilled to honor Bill Telepan with our second annual “Snailblazer” Award. At his Snail of Approval restaurant, Telepan, Bill creates menus featuring local, seasonal produce and heritage meats. Beyond simply innovating in his own kitchen, Bill also works tirelessly to help improve the food served to our nation’s school children. His involvement with Wellness in the Schools has grown from working one day a week in a public school cafeteria to promoting the program across the country as well as lobbying Congress to increase funding for child nutrition. With great artisanship and tireless effort, Bill works to ensure that everyone in our community eats better.

Event proceeds from the party support Slow Food NYC programs including Urban Harvest Schools and Gardens. Through these programs, more than 1,000 public school students in the South Bronx, Harlem, Lower East Side and East New York are learning about the importance of good, clean, and fair food for their health, the health of their families and communities, and the health of our planet.

Don’t miss this special evening, put on by our Slow Food NYC board members.

VIP Hour
6:00-7:00pm
Join us to say hello to Bill Telepan, our 2012 Snailblazer Honoree, sip specially created cocktails and mingle with mentors from our Urban Harvest programs.

General Admission
7:00-9:00pm
Enjoy cocktails, delicious food from The Green Table and other Snail of Approval establishments, music, and mingle with some of the finest folks in town.

Afterparty & Dessert
9:00pm-
We’ll move next door to 61 Local for local beers and dessert by Brooklyn Farmacy and One Girl Cookies

Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food stands against the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

Simply put, we are the members of Slow Food who live in and around New York City. We, the members of Slow Food NYC, designate a steering committee of twelve members to represent us, and to run the chapter’s events and affairs. Slow Food NYC is entirely organized and run by volunteers, drawing talent, expertise, and ambition from our members and friends around the city.

SFNYC supports the mission of Slow Food, working closely with Slow Food USA, the national association headquartered in Brooklyn.

Mission Statement:
Slow Food NYC works to create a food system based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice – in essence a food system that is good, clean and fair. We seek to move our culture away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and towards the cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, and the pleasures of the table.

NEW GREEN CITY at UNION SQUARE Presented by GROW NYC…


Learn How to Live Green in NYC! Wednesday October 10th from 10AM to 5PM at Union Square. Free and Open to the Public!

About Your Host: GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life. Whether it’s operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you’re a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you! Make a donation to support a better NYC.

  • Relevant, action-oriented workshops led by The New School and others
  • Interactive art projects and presentations
  • DIY tutorials on weatherization techniques and much more
  • Walk through “Recyclarium” and learn how 3Rs work hosted by Sims Metal Management
  • Learn about New York City’s Bike Share program with Citibank
  • Watch chefs go head to head at a Solar Cook-Off with locally grown, seasonal food
  • Make Green Art for all ages
  • Onsite textile and cell phone recycling
  • Buy farm fresh produce at one of the country’s largest and best Greenmarket
  • Meet local leaders in the sustainability movement

www.grownyc.org/newgreencity

Edible Garden Festival featuring Mario Batali, Sunday, Sept. 23rd

Edible Garden Festival featuring Mario Batali, Sunday, Sept. 23rd. At The New York Botanical Garden.

Take part in a day long festival of Edible Garden fun exploring “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” cooking demonstrations by NYBG staff, gardening activities, and food sampling in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.

Activity lineup:

  • Take a drop in tour of the chef beds in ”Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens”
  • Decorate a harvest bag to use to shop for fresh ingredients for your favorite Mario Batali recipes
  • Make a chef’s hat to wear when practicing your culinary skills
  • Solve Mario’s Menu Mystery to help you explore the chef beds in ”Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens”
  • Sit in on cooking demonstrations by Family Garden chefs at 11 a.m., 1, and 3 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen
  • Enjoy food sampling by vendors offering snacks and organic goodies

Edible Garden Festival ticket includes all Festival activities and All Garden Pass access

Non-Member Adults $25, Student/Senior $22, Kids $10/Members Free (ticket does not include Mario Batali cooking demo) Get your tickets!

Edible Garden Festival with Cooking Demonstration with Mario Batali

Sunday, September 23, Edible Garden Festivities in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Mario Demonstration in the Conservatory Tent: 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy all Edible Garden festival activities in the Family Garden, plus join Garden friend Mario Batali at the Conservatory tent for a demonstration of fresh, seasonal family dishes inspired by “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens.”

Festival ticket with Mario Batali demonstration includes all Edible Garden Festival activities, All-Garden Pass access, and a seat at the cooking demonstration

Non-Member Adults $30, Student/Senior $27, Kids $15/Members Adults $10, Kids $5 Get your tickets!

Garden-to-Table Dinner and Cooking Demonstration with Mario Batali
Sunday, September 23, activities begin at 4:30 p.m.

Join celebrity chef and Garden friend Mario Batali for a truly unique garden-to-table experience! Enjoy all of the Edible Garden festivities, plus special preferred seating at Mario’s cooking demonstration at the Conservatory tent, followed by cocktails in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden and an intimate garden-to-table dinner at the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill. Mario will enjoy the meal with you and share anecdotes, memories, inspirations, and background information about the four-course menu he has designed.

All ticket proceeds support the Garden’s essential Children’s Education programs.

Nutmegger Cheese and Wine Festival: Sunday Sept. 23rd

Join the Nutmegger Cheese and Wine Festival: A Fundraiser to protect Connecticut’s farmland and support quality childhood nutrition

This very special event will feature some of the very best of Connecticut’s Cheese, wine, ice cream, and artisanal breads. The festival will take place at the Jones Family Farms in Shelton Connecticut from noon until 4:00 p.m. We’ll also offer a series of “cheese talks,” live music with Ken Coulson & Gatsby’s Green Light, hay rides, vineyard tours, and a silent auction.

This fundraiser will support the ongoing efforts of the Working Lands Alliance to protect Connecticut’s productive farmland and advance agricultural viability, and the Valley Initiative to advance health & learning in schools. Learn more about our event beneficiaries.

The festival will take place rain or shine. Buy your tickets with confidence! If it’s rainy, the event can be moved inside barns and tents in the historic Jones farmyard.

*Tickets are limited* 

Buy your tickets now to reserve your spot at the event!