Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Event: LOCAL 101 - Eating Food You Know, From People You Know

Just got this message from Grant, and wanted to share!


LOCAL 101 - Eating Food You Know, From People You Know
an afternoon of presentations on local food and agriculture featuring
local farmers and cooks
this event is for everyone who eats!

Saturday, March 28th at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Center - Social Hall
Doors Open 1:00PM, Event Begins 1:30PM
featuring a cash bar and samples of food from local farmers and producers sponsored by Slow Food Calgary, Forage, and SAIT Hospitality and Tourism

$15 Advance Tickets available from Forage
In Person (cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard)
Over the Phone (between 10AM and 7PM), (403)269-6551 (Mastercard, Visa) and we’ll have a Ticket Pick Up Table at the event
Tickets are also available at Sunnyside Grocery until Friday, March 27th

$20 Tickets at the door are CASH ONLY $10 Students

The Agenda:
1:00 PM Doors Open
1:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
Wade Sirois – Forage and Infuse Catering
Food You Know

1:45 PM Alberta Products and Availabilities
Jennifer Cockrall-King – Edible Prairie Journal and Food Writer
what are our local products and when are they available

2:00 PM Where to Find Local Products
Dee Hobsbawn-Smith
farmer’s markets, at the farm, retail, CSAs, etc.

2:15 PM What Does It Cost?
Mark Klaudt – Route 40 Soup Company
a frank look at the costs associated with agriculture on a small and sustainable level, regulators, certifications, marketing boards, processing, restaurants

2:30 PM The Importance of Bees
Cherie Andrews – Chinook Honey and Chinook Arch Meadery
a holistic look at the importance of bees and issues like CCD and GMO
crop contamination

2:45 PM Break
bottled water, tap water, fruit, veggies offered
From People You Know

3:00 PM The Experience From the Kitchen
Wade Sirois – Forage and Infuse Catering
a cook’s viewpoint on working with local products in the home kitchen and the professional kitchen

3:15 PM The Experience From the Farm
Kris Vester – Blue Mountain Bio-Dynamic Farm: a farmer’s viewpoint on providing local products

3:30 PM The Future of Farming in Alberta
Peter Haase – Buffalo Horn Ranch
the opportunities and challenges for the future, succession, regulations, land use, young farmers, seed)

3:45 PM Who is Your Food From?
introduction to the local farmers/producers/cooks in attendance who will come across the stage and introduce themselves

4:00 PM Question and Answer Period
moderated by Tony Marshall – Highwood Crossing

4:20 PM Closing Comments
Tony Marshall – Highwood Crossing

4:30 PM Mix and Mingle
cash bar with Wild Rose Velvet Fog Beer, Chinook Arch Mead, Kayben Farm Black Currant Ginger punch, Okanagan wines
sampling of local foods presented by Slow Food Calgary, SAIT Hospitality and Tourism, Forage
5:40 PM Bar Closes
6:00 PM Event Complete

This looks like it will be a fabulous event, and I wish I were in town to attend!

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