Thursday, April 25, 2013

Eat Local Meet Local - a Slow Food Community Potluck

Slow Food Central New Jersey and Elijah’s Promise of New Brunswick are holding their second annual Eat Local Meet Local potluck dinner on Friday, May 3rd, 2013.  The goal is to bring together people from all walks of life to share a meal of delicious, local food. “This is a great way for people to come together to network, learn from one another and work together to build a healthier, stronger food community for all!” says Lisanne Finston, Elijah’s Promise’s Executive Director.
There is also an educational component: “The fast food industry has taught the public to like the taste of junk food,” says Jim Weaver, cofounder and co-leader of Slow Food Central Jersey. “We must collaborate to undo this. Through education, events and community involvement we can retrain people's palates."
Participants are encouraged to bring a dish made of local food (if possible). In addition there will be food from local businesses and farms such as Promise Culinary School, Beechtree FarmTre Piani RestaurantGeorge Street Co-opTula Restaurant and LoungePitspone FarmGreat Road Farm,Griggstown Farm MarketOQ Coffee and more.
The event will take place on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Promise Culinary School. Food will be served buffet-style and there will be informal discussion groups about food, sustainability and food justice. Come, meet new people, enjoy great food and help change the way we eat.
Promise Culinary School, 211 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick
Free, bring a dish to share. Donations are welcome

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