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Dear Local Gourmands,

It is spring in New York, the trees are heavy with luscious pink blossoms, petals gather in the sidewalk cracks like confetti, and the asparagus have marched on to center stage!  I’m beside myself with glee.  From now until, like, November we are quite literally in the green– that is, spinach, arugula, kale, herbs…the lettuce won’t be long now, and rhubarb soon to follow.  Can you feel it?  If you can stand to get out of the kitchen there are a ton of fun happenings going on this week.

Chin-chin to the greens!
Jeanne

Tuesday, April 29 6pm-8pm
Slow U– The Business of Local
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 E. 11th St. (btwn. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)

Join successful, “slow” entrepreneurs Anne Saxelby, of Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Rick Field, of Rick’s Picks pickles, as they talk about how they got into and built their slow businesses – Anne sells only farmstead and artisan cheeses produced in the northeast and Rick pickles only vegetables grown in our region.  The panel discussion will conclude with an open Q&A session over Anne’s excellent cheese and Rick’s superlative pickles, accompanied by locally brewed beer and locally baked pretzels. (Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/32230
Slow Food members $20, non-members $30)

Tuesday, April 29, 7pm
Clotilde Dusoulier
McNally Robinson
52 Prince St.

Clotilde Dusoulier, a native Parisian and passionate explorer of the city’s food scene, has won a tremendous following online with insider tips and recipes on her blog, and her first book, Chocolate and Zucchini, introduced her to a wider, equally enthusiastic audience. Now in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris, Clotilde reveals her all-time favorite food experiences in her native city, plus a dozen tempting recipes shared or inspired by Clotilde’s favorite chefs and bakers. This evening at McNally Robinson Clotilde shares some delectable treats as well as stories of the food lover’s paradise that is Paris.

Thursday, May 1
Deadline!
Just Food

Justfood.org May 1 deadline to sign up for the Food and Farm Action Team http://www.justfood.org/food_justice/index.html

Thursday, May 1 6pm-7pm
East New York Farms
Learn How to Grow It Gardener Orientation
UCC 613 New Lots Ave.
http://eastnewyorkfarms.vox.com/
Don’t be shy!  Urban ag got’chya hooked?  Get your grow on at this gardener orientation– it might just be more possible than you think to grow sprouts in your apartment!

Saturday, May 3 10am-3pm
Community Farm Day
Added Value
http://www.added-value.org/announce/
Volunteer at our upcoming Community Farm Day!  We’ll be planting seeds, preparing beds, pulling out winter weeds, and getting the Farm ready for the season!

Saturday, May 3
Habana Outpost Block Party!
757 Fulton St., Brooklyn
http://www.ecoeatery.com
More details soon on this sure-to-be-hoppin’ eco-eatery block party…

Sunday, May 4 3 pm-6pm
Flatbush Farm Mexican BBQ
Mexican BBQ w/ Musica
76 St. Marks Ave. at 6th Ave. and Flatbush

http://flatbushfarm.com/almanac.php
With Cinco De Mayo around the corner Flatbush Farm rolls out a Mexican BBQ with a Traveling Mariachi Band. On Sunday afternoon, May 4th, 3PM – 6PM, Chef Stephen Browning grills up carne asada skewers, posole (hominy stew), chicken tacos & beef tongue tacos, and hutlacoche tamales. The outdoor patio will be graced by a wonderful Mariachi band, Los Cocinaros.

Sunday, May 4 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Saxelby Cheesemongers Day A-Whey trip to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Vineyard
“Cheese lovers, oenophiles, and just about anyone interested in sustainability, local farming, and good food will delight in this fabulous, farm-y excursion!  Our Day A-Whey will begin at Wolffer Vineyard with a guided wine tasting and picnic lunch.  Next, we’ll stop at Mecox Bay Dairy, a fourth generation family farm in Bridgehampton for a tour of their farm and creamery.  And last but not least, if the weather permits (and we’re crossing our fingers it does!) we’ll visit at a local beach for a little stroll in the sun and sand.  Oh, and did we mention that we’ll do the driving??  All you have to do is show up hungry!” Bus departs from Saxelby Cheesemongers at 8:30 am sharp!
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For tickets ($110) and further information, please visit:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/31953

Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4
(Rain or Shine)
Sakura Matsuri
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html
Sakura Matsuri, New York City’s “Rite of Spring,” marks its 27th year with over 60 events and performances celebrating Japanese culture and the blossoming of BBG’s 220 cherry trees. Visitors to the weekend-long Cherry Blossom Festival can enjoy J-pop concerts, traditional Japanese music and dance, taiko drumming, martial arts, bonsai pruning workshops, Japanese Manga art, tea ceremonies, and workshops for all ages. New this year is the Sakura J-Lounge, featuring some of the country’s hippest DJ’s spinning Japanese pop sounds. Free with Garden admission.

*Register now!
May 16, 2008 9:30am – 4:00 pm
The 2008 Report Card on NYC’s Food and Nutrition Polices

Brookdale Auditorium at Hunter College
425 East 25th Street (just east of First Ave.)

*Registration form attached
Help evaluate our city’s food and nutrition policies along with keynote speakers:
Mary Bassett, Deputy Commissioner, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, NYC DOH
Benjamin Thomases, NYC Food Policy Coordinator
Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor in Urban Public Health, Hunter  College
Elliott Marcus, Associate Commissioner, NYC DOH
Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council

Panel facilitators:
Fern Gale Estrow, FGE Food and Nutrition Team
Toni Liquori, Teachers College
Maudene Nelson, Institute of Human Nutrition
Theresa Landau, WIC

Working lunch workshop panels include:
Eating in NYC: Healthy eating and food access for all New Yorkers (community gardens, food gleaning)
Infants & Children: Enhancing nutrition for children under 5 years old (WIC, Head Start, breastfeeding)
Special Populations: Promoting optimal nutrition for at-risk populations (elderly, homeless, incarcerated)
Educational Settings: Nutrition education in the primary, secondary, medical, culinary & community settings

Register now!  Seats are limited to the first 200 registrants!  Advanced registration only.
$10 General Admission, $5 CUNY Faculty & Staff and for Students from any college
*(send copy of valid student ID with registration form and payment)
Cost includes a vegetarian boxed lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.
________________

On the rise:
Tuesday, May 6 7pm
Green Edge Films KING CORN with Director Aaron Woolf
279 Church Street (btwn Franklin and White)
http://www.greenedgenyc.org/
Screening of the feature documentary, “King Corn.” Join Green Edge NYC for a fun evening and Q&A with Director Aaron Woolf following the film! King Corn is a documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

Wednesday, May 7 4pm-7pm
Grand Opening of New Office
Added Value
http://www.added-value.org/announce/
Come out and celebrate the Grand Opening of our new office!  Thanks to all of you who have helped us move in, assemble furniture, and get settled into our new space. We’re having a celebration and Grand Opening on Wednesday, May 7th from 4pm to 7pm. Come check out the new space, eat some snacks, and view the incredibly awesome Exploring Food Systems photo show!

Saturday, May 10 1pm ’til the cows come home
Wassail 2008
Breezy Hill Orchard
www.hudsonvalleycider.com
828 Centre Rd, Staatsburg, 10 minutes from Rhinebeck

“Sing to the apple trees to ensure a bountiful harvest. Honor the farms when we partake in a sumptuous and filling feast of local and artisanal food.”  Balkan dance workshops, spring dinner feast, and live music by Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Kadife, and Black Sea Hotel.  Dinner is at 6 pm, tickets for $50, kids $12.  RSVP requested: ciderdraft@aol.com, 845-266-3979.

Wednesday, May 14 4pm-8pm
Brooklyn Uncorked!
BAMcafé

http://www.ediblebrooklyn.net
631-537-4637
“The only place to sample the full suite of Long Island wines, from austere steel-fermented whites to robust reds to varietal roses, without getting on the L.I.E.  Last year’s inaugural Brooklyn Uncorked was such a blast that BAM is letting us take over a second floor.  Now there’s room for local beers and more tastes from our favorite Brooklyn restaurants.  Last year’s event sold out, so reserve your spot now.” http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26417

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Dear friends,

Welcome to spring in New York!  I think tomorrow it’s actually supposed to snow!!  Despite the chill in the air, we shall persevere.  Please see below for a list of fun things to do this week.

All best,
Jeanne

Saturday, March 22 8 pm-12 am
Vernal Cabaret NFDP Benefit at the Gershwin Hotel

http://www.cenyc.org/node/489

Join us for an evening of poetry and music to celebrate the vernal equinox and with it, the return of farmers carting their green wares to the city. Proceeds will benefit Nesenkeag Farm and Greenmarket’s New Farmer Development Project.

The Vernal Cabaret will take place in the Gershwin Hotel Living Room, 7 East 27th Street, New York City, starting at 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, bringing together poets, artists, stand-up comics, musicians, urban agriculture activists and other visionary spirits for an evening of high-falutin sustenance and fun. Suggested donation at the door is $10.

The lively line-up of performers includes David Abel, Bare Hand Wolf Chokers Association, Lee Ann Brown, Scott Chaskey, Andy Clausen, Grant Hart, Brenda Coultas, Jason Eisenberg, Russ Gershon, Kim Lyons, Edgar Oliver, Simon Pettet, Nicole Peyrafitte, Janine Pommy Vega, Eero Ruuttila, Sparrow, Steven Taylor, Laki Vazakas, and George Wallace (see below for bios). The benefit is grateful for the support of co-sponsoring organizations, including the Chefs Collaborative, the NY Food Museum, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). In making the Living Room and Lounge available for this benefit, the Gershwin Hotel continues its mission of supporting innovative arts and culture in New York City.

March 24-31
Dine In Brooklyn
http://www.visitbrooklyn.org/dining.php?pagename=Dining&subpagename=Landing+Page

Pick a restau you’ve always wanted to try and Dine in Brooklyn this week!  Places fill up quickly so it is wise to make a reservation in advance.  The pris fixe at all participating establishments is a thrifty $23.00.   Rosewater, Lunetta, and Applewood are a few of the listed restaurants who trumpet their commitment to locally sourced food.

Thursday, March 27th 6:00 pm
Our Daily Bread Screening to Benefit FSNYC
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street between Bank & Bethune Streets
http://www.foodsystemsnyc.org/node/142

Join Food Systems Network NYC for a viewing of Our Daily Bread, a riveting documentary about our globalized food chain, and hear a special guest speaker address the issues raised by mechanized, mass- produced agriculture. Followed by a Q & A and an additional late screening for the night owls in our foodie flock.

Pre-Screening Refreshments will be provided by some of our favorite NY chefs, farmers, and vintners–think globally and eat locally!

Proceeds from this event will support FSNYC’s mission to promote access for all to fresh, nutritious, and regional food through education, advocacy, and collaboration.  Refreshments starting at 6:00. First screening at 6:45, followed by a discussion at 8:15 and additional screening at 9:15.

Cost: $35 non-members/$25 members

$20 late screening (film only)

On the Rise:

Saturday, March 29
Just Food 8th Annual CSA Conference at Teachers College
Teachers College Columbia University 525 W. 120th St. in Manhattan

http://www.justfood.org/CSA_mini/index.html

Saturday, March 29 2pm-4pm
Slow Food: Health, Herbs, and Cooking
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
http://www.bbg.org/vis2/calendar/

Health, Herbs, and Cooking class taught by Sandra McLean

Slow Food is a growing international movement dedicated to preserving authenticity and diversity in our food traditions. Slow Food promotes the use of many locally-grown fruits and vegetables, instead of the narrow range of food plants typically grown on huge factory farms and shipped around the world. In a city renowned for its fast pace, local chapter Slow Food NYC savors and defends the slow traditions that make our city unique. In this two-day workshop, you will learn what the Slow Food movement is and how you can become a part of it in your daily life.

2 Saturdays: March 29; April 5 | 2–4 p.m.
$44 member, $48 nonmember
(Fee includes $5 materials charge.)
Registration Information

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Hello all my Local Gourmands!

First, some readings, because as they say, “the more you know…”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/17/garden/17garden.html?ex=1209096000&en=7fd918010aad2a35&ei=5070&emc=eta1

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/magazine/20wwln-lede-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&adxnnlx=1208865343-PId%20cZH/SSYesAGVpAG3MA

Now, to keep you in the loop for this week, see below.

Happy munching,
Jeanne

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
A Natural History of New York City’s Parks and the Environment
At the Arsenal Gallery, Central Park
64th Street and Fifth Avenue
RSVP required, call 212-360-1324
or e-mail rsvp@parks.nyc.gov
Seating is limited

A Natural History of New York City’s Parks and the Environment

an Uncommon Ground panel discussion with Alexander Brash, Alexander Felson, Marcel Van Ooyen and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers.

Sunday, April 27 5pm-8pm
Green Edge Supper Club
reBar 147 Front Street, DUMBO
check-in 5-5:30 at the door
$5 online RSVP suggested, $8 at the door

At this month’s Green Edge Supper Club meeting Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of The Real Food Revival, will join the group to discuss “the importance of loving your food all the way down to its roots.” Sherri is a Governor of Slow Food, a member of Women Chefs and Restauranteurs, IACP and Chefs Collaborative but most importantly, she’s and eater.
As always, everyone is encouraged to bring a favorite organic, local, seasonal, vegan or vegetarian dish to share along with the recipe for the dish (the recipe serves as your ticket to win a copy of The Real Food Revival). Also! Bring your ConEd account number and sign up to switch to WIND Power– do it at Green Edge and received $10 off your next Eco-Eatery Tour!

*Register now!

May 16, 2008 9:30am – 4:00 pm
The 2008 Report Card on NYC’s Food and Nutrition Polices

Brookdale Auditorium at Hunter College
425 East 25th Street (just east of First Ave.)

*Registration form attached
Help evaluate our city’s food and nutrition policies along with keynote speakers:
Mary Bassett, Deputy Commissioner, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, NYC DOH
Benjamin Thomases, NYC Food Policy Coordinator
Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor in Urban Public Health, Hunter College
Elliott Marcus, Associate Commissioner, NYC DOH
Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council

Panel facilitators:
Fern Gale Estrow, FGE Food and Nutrition Team
Toni Liquori, Teachers College
Maudene Nelson, Institute of Human Nutrition
Theresa Landau, WIC

Working lunch workshop panels include:
Eating in NYC: Healthy eating and food access for all New Yorkers (community gardens, food gleaning)
Infants & Children: Enhancing nutrition for children under 5 years old (WIC, Head Start, breastfeeding)
Special Populations: Promoting optimal nutrition for at-risk populations (elderly, homeless, incarcerated)
Educational Settings: Nutrition education in the primary, secondary, medical, culinary & community settings

Register now! Seats are limited to the first 200 registrants! Advanced registration only.
$10 General Admission, $5 CUNY Faculty & Staff and for Students from any college
*(send copy of valid student ID with registration form and payment)
Cost includes a vegetarian boxed lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Of Note a Few Weeks Down the Road:


Saturday, May 3
Habana Outpost Block Party!
757 Fulton St., Brooklyn
http://www.ecoeatery.com
More details soon on this sure-to-be-hoppin’ eco-eatery block party…

Sunday, May 4 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Saxelby Cheesemongers Day A-Whey trip to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Vineyard
“Cheese lovers, oenophiles, and just about anyone interested in sustainability, local farming, and good food will delight in this fabulous, farm-y excursion! Our Day A-Whey will begin at Wolffer Vineyard with a guided wine tasting and picnic lunch. Next, we’ll stop at Mecox Bay Dairy, a fourth generation family farm in Bridgehampton for a tour of their farm and creamery. And last but not least, if the weather permits (and we’re crossing our fingers it does!) we’ll visit at a local beach for a little stroll in the sun and sand. Oh, and did we mention that we’ll do the driving?? All you have to do is show up hungry!”

Bus departs from Saxelby Cheesemongers at 8:30 am sharp!
Wine Tasting <http://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs015/1101618150836/img/31.jpg?a=1102034482165>
For tickets ($110) and further information, please visit:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/31953

Saturday, May 10 1pm ’til the cows come home
Wassail 2008
Breezy Hill Orchard
www.hudsonvalleycider.com
828 Centre Rd, Staatsburg, 10 minutes from Rhinebeck

“Sing to the apple trees to ensure a bountiful harvest. Honor the farms when we partake in a sumptuous and filling feast of local and artisanal food.” Balkan dance workshops, spring dinner feast, and live music by Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Kadife, and Black Sea Hotel. Dinner is at 6 pm, tickets for $50, kids $12. RSVP requested: ciderdraft@aol.com, 845-266-3979.

Wednesday, May 14 4pm-8pm
Brooklyn Uncorked!
BAMcafé

http://www.ediblebrooklyn.net
631-537-4637
“The only place to sample the full suite of Long Island wines, from austere steel-fermented whites to robust reds to varietal roses, without getting on the L.I.E. Last year’s inaugural Brooklyn Uncorked was such a blast that BAM is letting us take over a second floor. Now there’s room for local beers and more tastes from our favorite Brooklyn restaurants. Last year’s event sold out, so reserve your spot now.” http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26417

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Dear Local Gourmands,
I’ve decided it makes so much more sense to send this letter out on mark-your-calendar Mondays.  Without further ado, here’s what’s doing this week.

Jeanne

Tuesday, April 15 8pm
Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Discussion and book signing with author Raj Patel
Brecht Forum – 451 West Street (West Side Highway), between Bank and Bethune
Streets, 1-1/2 blocks north of West 11 Street, New York City
212-242-4201, www.brechtforum.org
“Stuffed and Starved is a startling exposé of the global food system and how
activists are gaining ground against its corporate control. Half the world
is malnourished, the other half obese—both symptoms of the corporate food monopoly. To show how a few powerful distributors control the health of the entire world, Raj Patel
conducts a global investigation, traveling from the “green deserts” of Brazil and
protester-packed streets of South Korea to bankrupt Ugandan coffee farms and
barren fields of India.  What he uncovers is shocking: the real reasons for famine in Asia and
Africa, an epidemic of farmer suicides, and the false choices and conveniences in supermarkets.  Yet he also finds hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable, and joyful food system. From seed to store to plate, Stuffed and Starved explains the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and re-balance global sustenance.”

Wednesday, April 16 6-8:30pm
Eco-Eatery Organic Wine Tasting sponsored by Green Edge New York
with Moore Brothers Wine Company and Fancy Girl Catering
33 E. 20th St.
$20 register now (RSVP required) at
www.greenedgeny.org
“Leading the night is Greg Moore, author of The Wine Chronicles – Writing Your Own Fine Wine Book, and a well-known sommelier since 1977. Every Moore Brothers wine is “sourced” in a direct, personal relationship with the farmer-grower who made it, and is shipped and stored in perfect conditions of temperature control. Since 2001, Fancy Girl Catering has established itself as a premier gourmet organic caterer serving the Northeast. FG supports the use of sustainable agricultural practices, and uses locally grown products whenever possible. Bring your ConEd account number to sign-up for the ConEdison Solutions WIND Bring your ConEd account number to sign-up for the ConEdison Solutions WIND Power Program, supplied by Community Energy, and receive $10 off your next Eco-Eatery Tour!”

Friday, April 18 3pm-4pm
Screening: Health and Hive: A Beekeeper’s Journey
Integral Yoga Natural Foods
229 W. 13th btwn. 7th & 8th Aves
http://www.integralyoganaturalfoods.com
This natural foods store and yoga center is teeming with epicurian offerings.  Stop by on Friday afternoon to view a screening of Health and Hive: A Beekeeper’s Journey.  Call 212-243-2642 for more details.

Saturday, April 19
Food for Thought Film Festival
51 Astor Place at Third Ave.
www.foodfilmfest.com
Make sure to hit up the Film Fest if you’ve not had a chance to on the previous two Saturdays!  This is it!  Opeing address by Borough President Scott Stringer, author of Go Green East Harlem!
12 pm– The True Cost of Food and Black Gold
3:15 pm– Trailer for Asperagus: Stalking the American Life (post screening discussion with Anna Lappé) and Life and Debt
6 pm– The Meatrix I, II and II 1/2 and King Corn (post screening discussion with directors Aaron Wolf and Greg Schwartz)

Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20
Habana Outpost
Eco-Eatery Earth Day Expo 2008
http://www.ecoeatery.com/press/Earthday_Expo.html
Learn about rooftop beekeeping, urban composting, and shop the market at this two-day extravaganza of eco-awareness workshops.  Check out the packed schedule for exact times.

Of Note a Few Weeks Down the Road:

Sunday, May 4 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Saxelby Cheesemongers Day A-Whey trip to Mecox Bay Dairy and Wolffer Vineyard
“Cheese lovers, oenophiles, and just about anyone interested in sustainability, local farming, and good food will delight in this fabulous, farm-y excursion!  Our Day A-Whey will begin at Wolffer Vineyard with a guided wine tasting and picnic lunch.  Next, we’ll stop at Mecox Bay Dairy, a fourth generation family farm in Bridgehampton for a tour of their farm and creamery.  And last but not least, if the weather permits (and we’re crossing our fingers it does!) we’ll visit at a local beach for a little stroll in the sun and sand.  Oh, and did we mention that we’ll do the driving??  All you have to do is show up hungry!”

Bus departs from Saxelby Cheesemongers at 8:30 am sharp!
Wine Tasting <http://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs015/1101618150836/img/31.jpg?a=1102034482165>
For tickets ($110) and further information, please visit:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/31953

Saturday, May 10 1pm ’til the cows come home
Wassail 2008
Breezy Hill Orchard
www.hudsonvalleycider.com
828 Centre Rd, Staatsburg, 10 minutes from Rhinebeck

“Sing to the apple trees to ensure a bountiful harvest. Honor the farms when we partake in a sumptuous and filling feast of local and artisanal food.”  Balkan dance workshops, spring dinner feast, and live music by Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party, Kadife, and Black Sea Hotel.  Dinner is at 6 pm, tickets for $50, kids $12.  RSVP requested: ciderdraft@aol.com, 845-266-3979.

Wednesday, May 14 4pm-8pm
Brooklyn Uncorked!
BAMcafé

http://www.ediblebrooklyn.net
631-537-4637
“The only place to sample the full suite of Long Island wines, from austere steel-fermented whites to robust reds to varietal roses, without getting on the L.I.E.  Last year’s inaugural Brooklyn Uncorked was such a blast that BAM is letting us take over a second floor.  Now there’s room for local beers and more tastes from our favorite Brooklyn restaurants.  Last year’s event sold out, so reserve your spot now.” http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26417

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Dear Local Gourmands,
I grew up shopping at the farmers market and immediately fell in love with Greenmarket when I moved to New York after I graduated from college.  At first I shopped there because I was hungry for a sense of community and because the taste and quality of the food was unparalleled.  As I’ve become more obsessed with the act of eating locally I’ve found that there are so many other good reasons to participate in this movement– besides (of course) the fact that it’s fun.  If you haven’t checked out these two websites before, I encourage you to take a look.
I hope I’ll see some of you at the Food for Thought Film Fest this Saturday.  April showers are so much more cozy with friends and good movies!
Happy noshing,
Jeanne
Wednesday, April 9 all day long!
New York City Whole Foods
Five per cent of Whole Foods net profits from April 9 will be donated to Just Food’s Fresh Food for All program.  If there is a day to knock yourself out with the pleasures and convenience of this organic haven, this is it!
Wednesday, April 9 6:30-9
Tastebuds
Marshall Stack
66 Rivington St. (on the NW corner at Allen)
Tastebuds is a community for those of us in the food biz and those of us who just love food. Whether you work behind the scenes on food security issues, toil at the sauce station, are planning the next Farm to Table, or regularly use “grassy” and other snobby adjectives to describe your favorite cheese, this is your opportunity to expand your network and community.  We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  For more information visit our website: www.tastebudsnyc.com.

Saturday, April 5 12 noon
Food for Thought Film Festival
Community Space at Good Shepherd
108 Cooper St. at 207 St. in Inwood
Directions: A train to 207 St.
http://www.foodfilmfest.com
Nani Ola Productions is presenting the second annual Food For Thought Film Festival for April 2008, presenting films about our most important life sustaining resource; food. The purpose of the film festival is to educate the public on issues regarding our current food systems including modern food production, distribution and consumption, and their effects on our health, the environment, human rights, and local and global economies. The screenings will be free to the public to encourage the maximum community attendance.  This year’s program will include three feature films: King Corn, Life and Debt and Black Gold. There will also be a screening of the trailer for Asparagus: Stalking the American Life and an excerpt from the film Birdsong and Coffee, and other short films.

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