Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Latest News from Slowfood Gainesville

May- Take the Eat Local Challenge!
The 2011 Eat Local Challenge begins May 1st. I hope you all plan to
take the Challenge to eat local seasonal food every day either at home
or at a locally owned restaurants for the entire month of May. Here's
all the info

This year's Challenge will start with a Kickoff and Party at Kumarie's
Organic Garden on Sunday May 1st at noon. Music all day, cooking
demos with samples every half hour from 12-3pm, and food and garden
activities for children and adults. Kumarie will have wonderful vegan
and vegetarian food for sale and rafflle tickets by donation will
yield prizes including CSA shares. Check out the Facebook event

Cedar Key Clam Tour: May 7th (note: date changed from original)
To celebrate eating local and back by popular demand - we will be
hosting the second Cedar Key clam tour....Come with us to learn about
the sustainable and innovative Cedar Key clam industry. A brief
presentation at the FWS Marine Lab by Leslie Sturmer will be followed
by a tour of the clam facilities and a potluck at the home of Peg and
Russ Hall featuring this local delicacy. Bring a dish to share, and we
will cook up some local and delicious clams for you to try. We will
carpool and caravan out together. Meet us at the SW corner of the
Butler Plaza near Target at12:30PM on Saturday May 7th. Please RSVP by
April 30th so we have a head-count:

Food Donations
Last, but not least, we are still collecting non-perishable food for
use in a donation to a family in need in our community You can now
drop off your items to either 2530 NW 11th Ave in Gainesville, with a
note that they are for Slow Food Gainesville or you can drop them at
Henderson and Daughter's booth at the Saturday 441 market, also with a
note that they are for SLow Food Gainesville. Please note, the family
we are collecting for are vegetarian and try to eat organically.

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