11 Year Old Birke Baehr Sums Up for Adults and Kids What’s Wrong With Our Current Food System

November 18th, 2010 by Stacey Blaschke

Birke Baehr sums up in his succinct five minute talk, for both adults and kids, what’s wrong with the current US food system and how to it can be fixed at a recent TEDx Conference. From his recent discoveries he has decided to become an organic farmer rather than his former career goal of becoming a NFL football player. If Birke is an indication of the next generation we are in good hands. Watch this very informative and entertaining video which highlights Burke and Slow Food philosophy.

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Field Trip to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market – Nov. 21st

November 17th, 2010 by Stacey Blaschke

Beautiful Bunch of VegetablesJoin Slow Food Redlands and Slow Food Orange County for a field trip to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market & Farmers’ Kitchen on  Sunday, November 21, 2010

The landmark Farmers Market was started over 20 years ago and is part of the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA). Hollywood Farmers’ Market is a model of bringing healthy and sustainable food to low income neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. It’s founder, Pompea Smith is a pioneer in the sustainable food initiatives in Southern California and has begun a Farmers Kitchen which offers farm fresh food on a daily basis in addition to vocational training for at risk youth, cooking and nutrition classes.

Tour & Brunch: The tour should take about an hour and we will meet for brunch at the Farmers Kitchen at 1555 Vine Street #119 in Los Angeles. Their number is 323-467-7600

Costs: We will take public transportation to the market and receive a tour,and finish with brunch at the Farmers Kitchen. The costs for this event are your transportation, your purchases at the market and your participation in the brunch, all of which the participants will be responsible for themselves.

Location: If you wish to drive, the market is located on Ivar and Selma Avenue in Hollywood. The number for the market is 323-463-3171. There is parking for a fee at the Cinorama Dome on Ivar and Delonypie. For more information visit: www.SEE-LA.org

From Orange County: We will gather at the Santa Ana Train Station at9:15 am on Sunday, November 21 to catch the 661 Metrolink at 9:50 am.The station is on the corner of Santa Ana Blvd and Santiago Street in SantaAna, parking is free. The return Metrolink is at 4:45 pm and the return Amtrak trains are at 2:00 , 3:00 and 4:10 pm. If you want to take Amtrak,
purchase your ticket three days in advance with an AAA Club card, for a small discount. Sunday fares on Amtrak ($15.00) are higher than weekdays.

From San Bernardino: We will gather at the San Bernardino Metrolink Station at 8:30 am to catch the 355 Metrolink at 9:10 am. The station is located at: 1204 W. 3rd St in San Bernardino, just off the 215 freeway.Parking is free. The return Metrolinks are at: 1:20, 3:24 and 5:25 pm

We will meet at the Metro Red Line Union Station platform at 11:00 am to catch the metro to the Hollywood and Vine Station and proceed to the market from there. Tickets are $1.50 each way.

RSVP to slowfoodredlands@gmail.com

If you have questions or for more information call: 714-910-4295

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Mark Bittman’s Cooking IPhone App Helps SFUSA

November 15th, 2010 by Stacey Blaschke

Mark Bittman IPhone App

How To Cook Everything iPhone App

2,000 Mobile-friendly Recipes and How-to Illustrations

NY Times columnist Mark Bittman, author of the wildly popular How to Cook Everything cookbook, now has an iPhone app that lets you search 2,000 of his recipes and on top of this, proceeds from the iPhone app sales will benefit Slow Food USA!

To download the app and help Slow Food USA, use this link with the referral code http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/how-to-cook-everything/id367690249 rather than going to the iTunes store.

Also, share this this Twitter friendly URL with your members and friends, please use the following to ensure that Slow Food USA gets credit for the referral: http://bit.ly/HTCE-SFUSA

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