More than 4,700 events in all 50 states happened to celebrate Food Day in 2013! Using the map below, you can search for registered upcoming events near you using your city, state, address, or zip. Once you’ve found an event you’re interested in attending, you can RSVP to let the host know you are coming, and share the event with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
For one year, Rock River Cafe' will feed children aged 13 and under who reside in the Superior Central School District for free when dining in at the Cafe' with at least one parent. The Cafe' is committed to sourcing local, fresh food across the menu. The Cafe' is also committed to the principles of the Slow Foods movement, including access to healthy, real food for everyone.
Rock River Cafe' is located where forest meets farm and is where farm meets fork. The menu changes seasonally, and so do the hours. Please call 906.439.5509.
Join The Beekman Boys, stars of the The Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys and winners of The Amazing Race Season 21, at Sage Inn & Lounge for an entire weekend devoted to fine food and their first appearance on Cape Cod. On Friday, get up close and personal with the Boys as they showcase their line dancing skills during the Gays for Patsy Annual Provincetown Spring Stomp. On Saturday, choose from three special events starting at noon including How to Make the Most of the Spring/Summer Bounty with The Beekman Boys in which they will sign copies of their books and share their little-known tips and tricks for creating simple, delicious vegetable dishes, 3 pm cocktail demonstrations and 7 pm limited seating Tomatoes Four Ways 4-course dinner featuring Cape Cod grown heirloom tomatoes. For more details, go to http://sageinnptown.com/data/uploads/beekman_april.pdf.
14th Consumer Issues Conference:
Food: Perceptions, Practices & Policies
October 1-3, 2014
Wyoming Union, University of Wyoming Campus, Laramie, WY
The 14th Consumer Issues Conference will be held on October 1st to 3rd with the theme of “Food: Perceptions, Practices & Policies.” The location will be the Wyoming Union on the campus of the University of Wyoming. The conference features speakers on Local Food Issues; Legal and Ethical Food Policies; and Global Food Marketing.
Why This Theme?
Food is a universal human need and its marketing, preparation and consumption affects all consumers and encompasses local, regional, national and global markets. Consumer issues related to food range from food insecurity (getting enough food); advertising, labeling, grading and marketing of food products (learning about food choices and protecting against deceptive advertising); eating the right foods (how food choices affect health); food safety (ensuring the food we eat will not sicken us); food waste (how to distribute the food supply more efficiently) and the trade-offs involved in “eating locally” versus having access to global markets that supply the foods consumers desire at a reasonable cost.
The local food movement has gained momentum in recent years for a variety of reasons, ranging from cost, to environmental concerns, to the desire to promote healthy lifestyles. Yet there have been legal and other roadblocks facing consumers and producers who wish to pursue the goal of selling and eating locally, and making good use of all available foods that might otherwise go to waste. Our “Local Food” track will feature speakers addressing some of these concerns as they affect not only our own local area, but by analogy would be relevant to any locality interested in local food sources. The second track, “Legal and Ethical Food Policy Issues” will focus on local, state and federal policies ranging from food safety, to food labeling, advertising and marketing. This track will address questions that may be raised regarding how national food production and distribution policies affect consumers and their individual health. The final track, “Global Food Markets” is meant to address the international market for food and how this affects consumers. In this area, we plan to have speakers covering such topics as import/export policies, food importing by large U.S. grocery retailers, food exporting by local producers, and cultural issues affecting food preferences. We also plan to show a documentary film related to the “Food” theme of the conference, and to have an exhibits area where participants can pick up a variety of free information offered by exhibitors.
Why This Conference?
The consumer issues conference is a well-established annual event on the campus of the University of Wyoming. The conference brings together experts, policy makers, and academics from a variety of disciplines. This conference is co-sponsored by the College of Law, the College of Agriculture, and the College of Business. The conference is unique in its appeal to a broad range of participants, including students, faculty, professionals, government officials and the general public. It puts the University’s best foot forward as a center for research, thought, dialogue and communication of information and ideas for action. We hope to provide a springboard for individual and collective action to address issues that come up in the course of the conference. We hope the conference will be only a beginning of ongoing networking and conversations leading to action that constitutes a win-win solution for all concerned.
Speakers and Topics
An exciting slate of national and regionally prominent speakers on this topic will be announced in the near future.
CLE and other Professional Education Credit Available
The conference will be pre-approved by the Wyoming and Colorado State Bars for up to ___ CLE credits. Professional development credits will be sought for professionals in other relevant fields. We welcome suggestions.
For more information and to register for the conference, go to www.uwyo.edu/cic. Website coming soon. Sending an RSVP on this page does not register you. Use the link above to register.
A hat, a water bottle, sunscreen, gloves (tight fitting are better), sunglasses or any other clothes you will need for the weather. Also bring a snack. Kids are welcomed and not expected to work hard the extire time, but we do encourage them to be involved in some way. Please let us know the age of the kid(s) so we can incorporate them to the best of our ability.
DO NOT BRING:
Please leave your dog at home. It tends to make the owner distracted and dogs have a tendency to walk all over the plants. Thank you for your understanding.
We will provide a pesant lunch, however please bring a snack and water.
YOU MUST RSVP
Learn how to prepare tasty and affordable whole food plant-based diet recipes. Upbeat cooking demonstrations and nutrition information will be offered along with free recipe handouts. This is a free event presented by UC-VEG(Umpqua Community Veg Education Group).
Learn what to look for and where to find healthy plant-based foods in the produce section, bulk food section, and natural health food section. Led by experienced UC-VEG volunteer. Pre-registration required(UmpquaCommunityVEG@gmail.com). This is a free event sponsored by UC-VEG(Umpqua Community Veg Education Group).
Third Annual Food Policy Conference for San Antonio. Details pending. Registration will be on www.safoodconference.org. Details should be up by 1 June and registration will begin shortly thereafter.
Fall Into Health Senior Wellness Fair is a free event hosted by Gwinnett County Community Services, and is open to all seniors 50 and over. It will include center-wide activities, educational break out sessions, farmer's market, fitness demos, cooking demos, live entertainment, outdoor activities, over 70 commerical and health vendors, free health screenings, and give aways. Refreshments available for purchase. For more information please call 678-277-0179, or go to www.gwinnettparks.com
Directions: 225 Bethesda Church Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Located right off of Ronald Reagan Parkway, in Bethesda Park