Earth Day to May Day: Week of Real Food Celebration and Action

Sophie Ackoff ’11 writes in about a savory week:

WesFRESH, Wesleyan Students For Real, Ethical, Sustainable Habits presents a week of events in celebration and support of REAL FOOD!

Besides today’s farmer’s market, there are lots of events scheduled for Real Food Week. (More after the jump.)

Our Events:

Thursday, April 22nd

Annual Low-Carbon Diet Day

Bon Appetit shows us how providing great-tasting low carbon menu options does not mean sacrificing flavor!

Friday, April 23rd

House Cooking Demos

Jake Litke ’10, of Home Avenue, will be demonstrating how to make lemon cheese with fresh RAW milk! 4.30-5.30 at 77 Home Ave
Emma Burrows ’10 will be demonstrating how to make what she calls her “Amazing Oatmeal Banana Vegan Muffinz” from 3:30 to 5 at 169 Vine.
Alice Maggio ’10 will be baking up a storm of strawberry-rhubarb and/or cherry pies in her kitchen in #203 Fauver Apts. 12-2

Feast on Foss[moved from Thursday to Friday]
6:30 PM

Come enjoy free local food from the Farmer’s Market with folks doing Wake up, Sleep out for a Clean Energy Future.

Sunday, April 25

Panel on the Present and Future of Sustainable Foods
4:15 PM, Usdan 110

This panel will discuss the challenges and successes associated with
small-scale local food systems and independent food stores versus
large-scale industrial organics and corporations such as Whole Foods.
We will also discuss the difficulties of incorporating sustainably
grown food into university food services.

Panelists will include local food activists like Doug Peterson, a
former owner of a health food coop and current produce buyer for the
Whole Foods in Milford, CT, and farmers from our area. The panel will
be moderated by Courtney Fullilove, Assistant Professor of History.

Monday, April 26

Forage for Wild Edibles
4:15pm
Rain date: Thursday, April 29

Join Zaac, a practicing vegan freegan, on a foraging expedition around
Wesleyan! Zaac has led many foraging walks for edible wild foods and
is an expert in edible mushroom identification. He thinks we will find
a wide variety of tasty edibles, including ferns, nettles, ramps, and
maybe even morels. Meet at Weshop parking lot.

Tuesday, April 27

“Teach In” Food Learning Session and Cooking Demo
4:15pm

Chef Anne Gallagher will be doing a cooking demonstration (with
samples to taste!) using locally grown foods. Chef Gallagher runs her
own catering company and is a co-founder of the organization Plow to
Plate, which has incorporated local foods into institutional food
services. Chef Gallagher will speak about the importance, benefits,
and challenges of eating local foods.

Thursday, April 29th

Mindful Eating
6-7:45 PM, Buddhist House

A short meditation session followed by a vegetarian/vegan dinner. The dinner will start in silence and will end with a discussion. Dinner will be provided!

“Food, Inc” Screening
8PM, Film Hall

Saturday, May 1st

May Day Festival
12-5PM, Long Lane Farm

For more Earth Day Week 2010 events, check out EON’s Green Scene.

[Edit: Alex]

4 thoughts on “Earth Day to May Day: Week of Real Food Celebration and Action

  1. Sophie D

    Also, we’re switchin’ to the raindate for Foraging, so we’ll meet outside of Weshop at 4:15 on THURSDAY, 4/29

  2. Sophie D

    Also, we’re switchin’ to the raindate for Foraging, so we’ll meet outside of Weshop at 4:15 on THURSDAY, 4/29

  3. Sophie D

    The Panel on Sustainable Foods will actually be at 4:00pm, and will also include John Turenne of Sustainable Food Systems, Michael Strumpf, District Manager of Bon Appetit at Wesleyan, and local farmer Dave Zemelsky.

    It’s going to be great, so don’t miss it!

  4. Sophie D

    The Panel on Sustainable Foods will actually be at 4:00pm, and will also include John Turenne of Sustainable Food Systems, Michael Strumpf, District Manager of Bon Appetit at Wesleyan, and local farmer Dave Zemelsky.

    It’s going to be great, so don’t miss it!

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