Slow Food Huron Valley Leadership Team Meeting (monthly) When: 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm
Where: Jefferson Market & Cakery, 609 W. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, MI
RSVP to join us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Slow Food Huron Valley’s Leadership Team meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss the business of our organization. Everyone is welcome to attend.
2nd annual CSA “Speed Dating” Shareholder Matching Fair
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Liberty School, 7265 Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI (in the cafeteria)
Free to the public
CSA Table Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/csa-shareholder-matching-fair-2014-tickets-10318810841
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2014
Held in partnership with the Saline District Library, this year’s CSA Fair will take place during the Saline Winter Farmer’s Market at Liberty School. This is an opportunity to connect in person with the farmers of dozens of our area’s most sustainable and diversified farms. You’ll be able to gather information about CSA options and also sign up for memberships to receive locally grown produce, meat, garlic, frozen fruits and vegetables, roots and grains, and more. We’ll also have representatives from farmers markets, information about the health benefits of CSA membership, and a new business will be selling local, open-pollinated seeds.
6th annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit – “Many Cultures, One Movement”
When: Sunday, March 30 and Monday, March 31, 2014
Where: Washtenaw Community College
The Summit will open with a family-friendly Good Food Film and Potluck on Sunday, March 30th, starting at 5:00pm. We have received permission for a special advance screening of the award winning documentary “American Revolutionary” featuring Grace Lee Boggs “a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future.”
The focus of this year’s Local Food Summit will be on appreciating what we individually bring to the table and on building our strength together to promote health, equity and integrity in our food system. We will examine movement building and the conditions necessary for systemic social change, with remarks from founder of the Boggs School and featured speaker, Grace Lee Boggs.
4th annual potluck and public screening of TEDxManhattan – “Changing the Way We Eat”
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10:30am-5:30pm
Where: 1 Carrot Way, Ann Arbor, MI (at Food Gatherers)
FB sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/200263240174216/
Bring if possible: a dish to pass, and a healthy and shelf stable donation to Food Gatherers
Sponsored in partnership with Food Gatherers, this is a free, local screening of the live event taking place in NYC. Our agenda for the day includes a tour of Food Gatherers’ newly expanded facility and a break for lunch with burritos provided by Chipotle. The live screening features national leaders in the food system speaking on initiatives like food hubs, the People’s Grocery, and “meatless Mondays,” and topics including hunger in America, food justice, food worker wage equity, school food, the science behind antibiotic resistance, and more. Speakers include leaders like Saru Jayaraman the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United); Nikki Silvestri, the Executive Director of Green For All; Michael Rozyne, Executive Director of Red Tomato, a non-profit produce ‘food hub’ based in Plainville, MA; and Chellie Pingree, congresswoman from Maine.
- December 10, 2013 – Terra Madre Day dinner at Silvio’s Organic Pizzeria e Ristorante
- November 3, 2013 – Visit to Alber Orchard – heirloom apple tour
7th Annual Pie Lovers Unite!
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 5:30-7:30. Doors open at 5:00pm (for participants with pies – tickets on sale at 5:30pm).
Place:Ypsilanti Ladies Literary Club, at 218 N. Washington Street in in Yps-pie-lanti, MI
Bring: We strive for no waste events, so please bring your own plate, fork and coffee cup
Tickets: Your own homemade pie is your ticket. Or buy a ticket for $10 at the door. Sweetie-Pies under 10 years old will be admitted free.
FREE admission for volunteers who sign up in advance here: http://bit.ly/1husiZf
Enter your pie to compete in the following categories: sweet, savory, use of most local ingredients, or kids’ pie. A prize will be given for best in each category. Pies will be judged by the pie-eating crowd, so bring your supporters. Please bring a list of ingredients, and the recipe if you would like to share it. Pies entered in the “most local ingredients” category must list the origin of all products used except salt and leavening. While we ready the pie table, you are encouraged to write a Pie-ku or two, extolling the virtues of pie, pie memories, or anything else pie related. Later we will hold several pie walks, where you may win a pie to take home. The Ladies Literary Club is a charming venue. Doors open at 5 pm for those bringing pies, and ticket sales start at 5:30pm. Registration for pies closes at 6pm, so be sure to come on over early if you’re entering a pie!
‘Ark of Taste’ Annual SFHV Membership Meeting
When: Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Chelsea Train Depot, 125 Jackson St., Chelsea, MI 48118 *Bring a potluck dish to share and your own dish/silverware.* *Free, though donations appreciated.* This year’s membership meeting celebrates the Ark of Taste with seed, plant, and food samples from our Great Lakes region and beyond, as well as the announcement for our summer fundraising dinner featuring local Ark of Taste foods prepared by chef Brandon Johns of Grange Kitchen and Bar. During the meeting, we’ll hear a report from last year’s Terra Madre participants and the chapter’s latest accomplishments and plans for the coming year. The potluck is always the highlight of our membership meetings, and this year we encourage everyone to bring a dish featuring an Ark of Taste ingredient*. Please bring your own dishware as well, so that we can minimize clean-up and waste. We’re excited and encouraged by what’s happening locally in food and farming, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the new growing season than with a meal cooked and shared by many. Please join us. *Learn more about ‘Ark of Taste’ and food possibilities, including hand-harvested wild rice, Lake Michigan whitefish, Christmas lima beans, and dry Monterey jack cheese, at www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/programs/details/ark_of_taste/
Love of Beer Screening & Beer Tasting
When: Thursday, April 25 @ 6:30pm (movie starts @ 7:00pm)
Where: Wolvering State Brewing Co. (Gulo Room), 2019 West Stadium, Ann Arbor *Admission $5 at door – all proceeds benefit Slow Food Huron Valley. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Join Whole Foods Market & SFHV at this special screening of The Love of Beer. From farm to consumption, women are fighting their way to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world. Space is limited, so arrive early and enjoy locally-brewed suds. Four free samples if you’re over 21!
Spring CSA Fair – Speed Dating for Seasonal Food Sponsored by Slow Food Huron Valley On Sunday, March 24th, 24 CSA farms and 200 people from around the area met up at the Pittsfield Union Grange for our first annual shareholder-matching fair. Our raffle winner was refunded her CSA share cost to Honest Eats Farm LLC! What are CSAs? CSAs are Community-Supported Agriculture farms, and they are a staple in the local food movement. Buy a share with a local farm at the beginning of the growing season, and you will receive fresh produce every week (the agreements vary farm to farm). Learn more about CSAs at www.CSAfarms.org.
TEDxManhattan – Changing the Way We Eat - Viewing Party and Potluck Sponsored in partnership with the UM Sustainable Food Program, this all-day, drop-in event features (live) speakers talking about the food system issues of the day via videoconference. Bring a potluck dish to share – we’ll break for lunch around noon.
When: Saturday February 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Where: Dana Natural Resources Building, Room 1040, University of Michigan Campus, 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI
Pre-Summit Gathering and Film Screening of “The Greenhorns” Sponsored in partnership with Whole Foods Market Where: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor (map)
When: Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: On sale for $5 at the Michigan Theater starting 7:00 p.m. Join us the evening before the HomeGrown Local Food Summit for this lively film about the USA’s young farmer community, bound to inspire folks considering farming as a career. After the film, enjoy a reception with snack and drinks from Whole Food Market, network with other attendees, and meet with representatives from the Michigan Young Farmers Coalition. (More about the Greenhorns organization.)
5th Annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit
When: Friday, February 22, 2013 from 8:00am-4:00pm
Where: Washtenaw Community College
Registration is required ($40 until Feb. 15th) and scholarships are available. The theme of this year’s Summit is “(Re)Imagining a Fair Food System” with keynote speaker Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. More info coming soon about the day’s program.