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 Central New Jersey’s EAT LOCAL Winter Farmers Markets

What can be better than sourcing local food? Come to the 2012 Slow Food Central NJ’s “EAT SLOW” Winter Farmers Markets in December, January and February and stock up on locally produced meats, breads, mushrooms, cheeses, wine, baked goods, sweets, pies and much more.

How to…Holiday!

Edible Manhattan is putting on a How to…Holiday event at the Brooklyn Brewery.

Monday, December 3rd from 8pm to 10pm (doors open at 7:30pm)

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start talking pies, turkeys and preserves! Join us for an evening of tasty lectures from the professionals and walk away with a set of tips to make sure your holiday entertaining is seamless and delicious!

Lectures and tips from:

Rachel’s Pies will teach you How To Bake a Blue Ribbon Pie

Fleisher’s Grass-fed and Organic Meats will teach you How To Roast the Perfect Turkey

Brooklyn Oenology Winery will teach you How To Choose a Delicious and Affordable Holiday Wine

Come hungry, there will be food for purchase from the Kimchi Taco truck.

Brooklyn Brewery beers will be available for $5.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn Recovery Fund.

Tickets are available on Edible Manhattan!

Food Dialogues℠: New York

Food Dialogues New York

Join the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) on Thursday, Nov. 15 for The Food Dialogues: New York. Farmers, ranchers, industry experts, pundits and media will meet for in-depth conversations on today’s most provocative topics concerning food and its production – antibiotics, biotechnology, and media, marketing and healthy food choices.

To RSVP for this event or sign-up to receive more information, please click here.

Panelists – As of October 4, 2012:

The Media, Marketing and Healthy Choices panel will examine how the media’s coverage of food and its health benefits has impacted consumer choice. This discussion also will address what more can be done to answer Americans’ questions about how their food is grown and raised. Expert panelists include:

  • Tracie McMillan, author, The American Way of Eating
  • Debbi Beauvais, RD, SNS, New York School Nutrition President and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson
  • Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau
  • Craig McNamara, California organic farmer
  • Richard Ball, New York vegetable farmer
  • Carolyn O’Neil, MS, WebMD, RD

For the Your Toughest Questions Answered on Antibiotics and Your Food panel, experts will discuss antibiotics and its use and application in animal agriculture. USFRA has secured:

  • Barb Determan, Pork Producer (Iowa), Heartland Marketing Group
  • Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Scientific Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives, Consumers Union
  • Keith Ayoob, pediatric nutritionist, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
  • Dr. Karen Jordan, Brush Creek Swiss Farms, North Carolina – dairy farmer and veterinarian

Your Toughest Questions Answered on Biotechnology (GMOs) and Your Food panel will include experts who are well-versed in the use of biotech seeds, including the benefits and concerns related to long-term health and food labeling including:

  • Dr. Bob Goldberg, plant molecular biologist currently using genomics to identify all of the genes required to “make a seed”, UCLA
  • Jerry Slocum, Mississippi soybean farmer
  • Dr. Julie Howard, Chief Scientist, Food Security, USAID
  • Gregory Jaffe, Director of Biotechnology, CSPI
  • Fred Kirschenmann, president of the board of directors, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and distinguished fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University
  • Cheryl Rogowski, New York organic farmer

In addition to the panel discussions, USFRA has plans to announce farmers and ranchers who are finalists for its Faces of Farming and Ranching program.

There is no charge to attend The Food Dialogues: New York. To RSVP for this event or sign-up to receive more information, please click here.

FOOD MYTHBUSTERS: COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU ON FOOD DAY, OCTOBER 24TH

The myth of industrial agriculture’s importance to the international food market is exposed by the Food Mythbusters. In this great article, Anna Lappé explains the importance of non-GMO foods and also promotes the new movie Food Mythbusters! coming to a theater near you!

It’s a tired old refrain you’ve probably heard before: “Industrial agriculture is the only way to feed the world.” Even if you shop at your weekly farmers market, and love your local kale and carrots, maybe you also secretly worry: Are you cursing people to more hunger around the world for your organic proclivities?

Well, folks, the research is in. Study after study is showing the opposite is true: we can only ensure a well-fed world if we start shifting away from an agricultural system dependent on fossil fuels, mined minerals, and lots of water—all of which will only get more costly as they run out. Some of the most esteemed global institutions have documented that the best way to fight hunger—and grow food abundantly—is to go for organic and ecological production methods and get people eating whole, real food again.

So if we have scientific consensus, why don’t we have more public consciousness? You can find the answer in the marketing budgets of Big Ag. Thanks to well-funded, multi-decade communications campaigns by the very corporations profiting from chemical agriculture, many of us are still in the dark about the true costs of industrial agriculture and the true potential of sustainable agriculture.

Thanks to these efforts, we are inundated with messaging that we need their products—chemicals, fertilizer, genetically engineered seeds—to ensure the world is fed. We hear it all the time.

Read the rest of the article here.

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.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden


October 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28; 6:30-8 p.m.
Grab a Con Edison flashlight and explore the sculptures as you trick-or-treat in the Adventure Garden after dark. Listen for critters of the night, dig around for decomposers, and decorate gourds too. All activities are designed for kids ages 5 – 12, but are sure to be enjoyed by ”kids at heart” too! Full details.

Adults and kids of all ages: Non-Member $20/Member $15
Advance tickets recommended. Get Your Tickets Here!

About The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Pumpkin artist Michael Natiello has again collaborated with the Garden to bring to life The Haunted Pumpkin Garden in the Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately hand-carved pumpkin sculptures. These whimsical creations include scarecrows, bugs and insects, bats, spiders and snakes.

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!

Join us to celebrate the 2nd Annual FOOD DAY!

SAVE THE DATE!

Food tastings fundraiser by some of NYC’s finest restaurants and artisan food suppliers committed to local procurement & healthy fare. Film screening, Great Raffle Prizes and more!

Food & Finance High School, 525 W 50th St. Oct. 24th @ 6:30

Hosts: Lisa Suriano of Veggiecation, Avis Richards of Birds Nest Foundation & Peter Insalaco of Local Food Support Network.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Ground Up Campaign gardens and to organizations promoting wellness education in the schools.

For more information contact Peter Insalaco, 212.722.2524 or at peteri@localfoodsupportnetwork.com

 

Click here to register your business for Eat NYC!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, A Fun-Filled, Family-Oriented Sustainable Lifestyle Event!

WELCOME TO THE MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine helps folks live self-reliant, sustainable, meaningful lives. It’s the planet’s largest and longest-running environmental lifestyle magazine. More than 3 million people read the magazine worldwide.

BRINGING THE MAGAZINE TO LIFE!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops:  Renewable energy, Small-scale agriculture, Livestock, Gardening, Green building, Green transportation, Natural health and more

We hand-select local and national exhibitors to bring you the best in:

  • Organic food and drink
  • Books and magazines
  • Tools and seeds
  • Green contractors
  • Handmade soaps
  • Animal fiber
  • Clothing
  • And more!

Get your tickets now!

Read more at: motherearthnews.com,