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/.
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!
Slow Food Huron Valley Leadership Team Meeting (monthly)
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 6:30pm
Where: Jefferson Market & Cakery, 609 W. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor
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: please RSVP if you would like to join us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.