The Future of Food: A Series of 4 Talks Hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific

October 29th, 2014 by Ted Wright

AoPThe Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California will host a series of talks titled The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. At the first event, Monday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Paul Greenberg will discuss and sign copies of his books, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.

Why is an aquarium hosting a series of events about food? Because agriculture is one of the two main activities impacting the environment (along with the kinds and amounts of energy we use), and what humans do on land affects the ocean.

For more information and to purchase tickets ($8/member; $10/non-member), please go to http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/the_future_of_food_paul_greenberg/

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Community Seed Swap

October 26th, 2014 by Linda Elbert

Slow Food Orange County is sponsoring at community seed swap by SEEDS Art and Education, Inc. at  Annaliese’s School in Laguna Beach.

http://seedsed.org/community-seed-swap

web WHAT: Trade your old seeds for new ones.

 WHEN: Sun., Nov. 16, 2014

 TIME: 2-4 p.m.

 WHERE: Anneliese’s Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

 WHO: All ages

 FEE: Free

 Join us for an afternoon in the bountiful Anneliese Willowbrook garden. Bring your extra seeds to share or trade! Guest will learn how to save seeds, why it’s important to eat locally, as well as learn about  The SEEDS Library of Laguna Beach.  Light refreshments will be served..

Thank you to our generous sponsors!  

Slow Food Orange County Chair Linda Elbert will be discussing the importance of local food at the community seed swap.

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The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

October 13th, 2014 by Linda Elbert

Let’s talk turkey, can we? Thanksgiving is coming and I, for one, want to see heritage breeds and heirloom foods at the center of as many gatherings as possible.

This year, ditch the bland meat of grocery store turkey and the stale seasoning of pre-packaged stuffing in favor of the robust, surprising and eclectic flavors of:

The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

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SFUSA  co-created this exclusive collection with their friends at Heritage Foods USA for a truly memorable Thanksgiving feast featuring eight rare and endangered foods. From Manoomin rice that has been hand-harvested for centuries on the Great Lakes to Sourwood Honey pollinated deep in the woods of the Great Smokey Mountains, each of these foods carries the histories of places and peoples who have made this land home. Sourced from “good, clean, and fair” producers, these foods are also building a more sustainable, delicious, and diverse world for all of us.

http://store.heritagefoodsusa.com/ark-of-taste-thanksgiving-collection-c190.aspx

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