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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.
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!
The Linwood Arboretum in Linwood, New Jersey did not suffer much at the hands of hurricane Sandy. This New York Times article highlights the little known flora sanctuary. The arboretum houses hundreds of different species of plants and represents an excellent place to learn about plants that can thrive in the Northeast.
On a chilly afternoon a few days after the storm, the camellias were still in bloom. A fat bud on a towering hibiscus promised one more enormous pink flower; the dark pods of the black cotton plants were bursting with satiny white seeds.
There wasn’t an overused forsythia or Bradford pear in sight. This little patch of ground is all about diversity: a dozen kinds of magnolias; a half-dozen witch hazels; 15 camellias; crape myrtles that will age into sinuous trunks with exfoliating bark; deciduous holly trees loaded with red and yellow berries; dwarf pines and ginkgos as big as medium-size dogs.
Read more from the NY Times article here.
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.