More than 4,700 events in all 50 states celebrated 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.

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Meskwaki Settlement School Green House Project

The Meskwaki Settlement School after school program will be working with the AmeriCorps Vista and staff to work on a green house vegetable garden with students. The seeds for the garden have all been bought from Decorah Iowa’s Seed Savers.
Monday, October 07, 2013 at 03:00 PM through Thursday, October 02, 2014 at 03:00 PM

Local Food Access to Local Kids

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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Rock River Cafe' in Chatham, MI

A Journey for Change

A Journey for Change. Farm to Table Cycle: Exposing the Equitable, the Sustainable, & the Delicious of Our Food System.

Farm to Table Cycle: A Journey for Change is a 16-day, 400-mile solo bicycle and photography journey launched by national non-profit Wholesome Wave to raise awareness about local food systems. Farm to Table Cycle will unveil the many facets of our country’s food system, showcasing the critical building blocks that make up a healthy, thriving food system. It will share with you the story of the countless Americans who work diligently and tirelessly to shape our food system into one that is more equitable, more sustainable and more delicious.

Using stories and photographs captured along the trip, Farm to Table Cycle will deepen understanding and ignite action on issues that touch our food system daily, including food security, farming, food waste, dairy and livestock production, farm-to-table chefs, local food processing and infrastructure, school meals, and institutional food purchasing. 

The trip kicks off at McLevy Green in Bridgeport, CT on September 11, 2014, and will come to an end in Portland, ME on Saturday, September 27. Cyclist and world-class photographer Glenn Charles will make nearly three dozen visits to farms, farmers markets, fisheries, schools, food pantries, retail outlets, restaurants, and more as he winds his way north. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.farmtotablecycle.com.

Wholesome Wave will be sharing photos from the trip on Food Day and throughout the month.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM
McLevy Green in Bridgeport, CT

Ironwill Kids Food Education Program - PS 115

This Fall PS 115 in floral Park will be participating in the Ironwill Kids Powerup Program to learn about the importance of healthy nutritious meals.

The Ironwill Kids PowerUp! program is a fun, interactive nutrition experience designed to get kids excited about food and the role it plays in a healthy lifestyle. Based on research and behavior change theory, PowerUp! gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy food choices. Created especially for fifth, sixth and seventh graders, the program aligns with national and state standards and incorporates disciplines like English language arts, math, science and social studies. It also aligns with many of the common core state standards, which recognize that both content and skills are important.

Written in a playful way that's designed to engage students, the course is unique in its approach. The information is put in the hands of three fictional characters. Research has demonstrated that role playing is an effective means of learning, so each class the students take turns playing these characters. We call it, “Hollywood meets Health Education.” There's Will, a young teenager and natural born leader who's the role model for healthy living. Shareese is a precocious young girl who loves science and is only too happy to explain anything science-related. Then there's Zack, who's earned the nickname “Zack Attack” because whenever there's food around he attacks it like a hungry beast. He's our guide for foods that should be eaten in moderation.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM through Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM
PS 115 in Floral Park, NY

Center of Symmetry Café on Food Day

Check out Center of Symmetry Café on Food Day! REAL Certified by the United States Healthful Food Council for serving healthy and sustainable food, Center of Symmetry Café is a great choice. Learn more at: http://eatreal.org/locations/center-of-symmetry-cafe/.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Center of Symmetry Café in Nashville, TN

#EatReal Campaign at Freedom Farmers Market

Join us at Freedom Farmers market to learn more about Food Day and to spread the word through our #eatreal campaign. Pick up some of your favorite local products, taste food from the chef demo, and enjoy live music! Parking at The Carter Center is free.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Bison Butcher Breakdown!

Let’s celebrate our Native American species by bringing it back from the ancient food chain.  You’ll even meet Peter from Cook’s Bison - the ranchers who raised this bison without antibiotics on their local ranch. Cook’s Bison Ranch believes that bison meat is the meat for the future. They strive to produce a quality product that is naturally tasty, tender, and healthy. Cook’s bison receive no growth hormones or stimulants, and they raise almost all their own hay and grain for feed.

COOK

This butcher class will be held at the Centered Chef, 175 N. Ada, in Chicago’s Fulton Meat Market!  As part of your experience, our Red Meat Market Chefs will show you how to prepare dishes that honor the purity of this fresh, local product, in his clean-comfort style!  As practice makes permanent, you’ll not only be learning about sustainability and practical cooking techniques, but you’ll also be savoring those new found meat cookery skills throughout the event!

CARRY

Participants will take home some of the wrapped meat they cut! Each person will go home with 4-5 pounds which may include a variety of steaks,roasts, ground and more.

MAKE IT A COUPLES EXPERIENCE, TREAT YOURSELF OR GIVE AS A GIFT BUT HURRY!

Our classes always sell out so reserve your spot now – we fill up fast -you must be pre registered in order to attend:  https://www.redmeatmarket.com/cart/product_detail/Bison-Butcher-Class

Should you need a gift certificate or have any questions, please contact Janet directly at 773-904-2849.

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF THIS YEAR'S FOOD DAY CELEBRATIONS!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM · $160.00 USD
Centered Chef in Chicago, IL

Sharefest Honolulu

You can’t buy HAPPINESS but you just might get it for FREE!

We believe we can all feel MORE ABUNDANT when we share our skills and knowledge.  We believe each of us has valuable resources to offer.  Sharing is a way to live more sustainable lives because when we share we reuse resources and avoid consuming new ones.  ShareFest Honolulu is a powerful way to encourage the sharing movement with interactive booths that embody sharing values.  Come be transformed by participating in a day-long experience of sharing!  By freely sharing our talents and resources together we will strengthen our community ohana.

 

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Soil to Soul

Put down that burger and kick those fries to the curb! You deserve better! Real food for real people.

Here in Hawai`i, we have a very special relationship to food. Whether we are talking about a weekly backyard pa`ina or baby lu`au, our lives (and communities) revolve around the edible good stuff. Yet, like with any relationship, we have our issues. So invested in the 'hands' that feed us, we have effectively given our power away to others.

Although we have full capacity to grow & feed our population locally, Hawai`i imports roughly 85% of all food. This means that nearly everything we eat is grown, harvested, and transported from outside of the islands. If the majority of our foods have already started to decompose by the time they arrive to Hawai`i, then how nutritious can this really be? Food is our medicine - we deserve more. By developing our relationship with the food we eat, we cultivate our own health and wholeness. 

Join us Sunday September 21st at Castle Medical Center for a celebration of REAL food. We will have forum discussions, family fun demonstrations, learning zones & exhibits, and of course, FOOD! Let's work together to bring good food back to the table and ensure a brighter future for our keiki.

Complimentary to all attendees (while supplies last):

- grilled local corn, and sweet, fresh watermelon

- home gardening kits & seed plantings

- sign-up for a FREE Halloween pumpkin

 

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM · 1 rsvp
Castle Medical Center in Kailua, HI

Fall Food Fest 2014

Meet us in the courtyard for this free fun food extravaganza. We’ve invited some of our food vendors to campus so you can try samples and interact directly with the companies which provide us with the food we serve to you everyday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Stetson East Courtyard in Boston, MA
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