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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

Elgin Food Day 2014

We have been celebrating Food Day in Elgin since the first Food Day celebration in 2011.  

Elgin and Chicago were the first 2 cities in Illinois to get on board.

Mayor David Kaptain signed a Food Day proclamation in 2011.

We celebrated with a week long in 2012 and then a few businesses in 2013.  

Now in 2014 we will be celebrating bigger than ever.

Please see website for month long list of Elgin Food Day Events www.elginfoodday.com

 

Saturday, October 04, 2014 at 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM · 11 rsvps

14th Consumer Issues Conference: Food: Perceptions, Practices & Policies

14th Consumer Issues Conference:

Food:  Perceptions, Practices & Policies

October 8-10, 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.

To register please go to http://www.uwyo.edu/cic/2014/registration.asp

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.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 07:00 AM through Friday, October 10, 2014 at 05:00 AM

Food Day Festival

St. Mary Organic Farm on the campus of the IHM Sisters in Monroe MI will host and co- sponsor Food Day with Monroe County Great Start Collaborative and United Way on October 12th from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Organic Garden. All are welcome. There will be 40 vendors on - site with educational materials and hands- on demonstrations, music, animals and activities for children.

Turn onto the driveway off of 610 West Elm Avenue and go around the Motherhouse buildings. The garden is located behind the buildings near pond. Look for the large gazebo surrounded by gardens and follow the Food Day signs.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM · 2 rsvps

Shoreview Farmers Market

The Shoreview Farmers' Market is committed to enhancing the community with healthy, fresh, locally grown produce and plants! 

Bring the family and enjoy fresh locally grown produce! Celebrate the last day of the market! Stop by the Market Manager's booth for a free small pumpkin*. While Supplies Last.

For more information on the Shoreview Farmers Market visit our website: www.shoreviewcommunitycenter.com

The Shoreview Farmers Market takes place in the lower level parking lot of the Shoreview Community Center. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Shoreview Farmers Market in Shoreview, MN

Food Day for Kids

The Coppell Farmers Market will be celebrating Food Day by focusing on youth and nutrition at the farmers market on October 18th.    This will be the fourth year the Coppell Farmers Market has joined in with many across the nation in a celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food by targeting nutrition at “Food Day for Kids”.  This year, there will be a variety of kid-friendly, hands-on activities all morning, 8am to noon, with Chef Helen from the Coppell Independent School District.  A kid recipe book will be available on the website: www.coppellfarmersmarket.org 

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM through Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Coppell Farmers Market in Coppell, TX

Volunteer Day at the Farm

BRING:

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM · 8 rsvps
VARRI GREEN FARM in Okeechobee, FL

Dartmouth College Food Day

The Dartmouth College Community will celebrate Food Day with a week long series of events including an Apple Crunch on the College Green, Cooking Demonstrations, Nutrition Talks, Distinguished Lectures, and More. Come one, come all—get involved and Eat Real!

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM through Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH

Cook Healthy, Cook Real

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).

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Douglas County Library in Roseburg, OR
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