Celebrate Sustainability on November 8!

I’ve been involved with (read: it’s taken over my life) organizing an important food education event/celebration in Menlo Park that I hope some of my NorCal followers can attend: Grazing in the Grass, Creating a Sustainable Food System through Pastured Livestock and Poultry.

So, maybe you’ve heard about the dangers of industrially processed food. If you live in California and drive I-5, you’ve certainly smelled the feedlots of Coalinga. And maybe you’ve wondered if there’s another way…

There is!

This Slow Food South Bay event features sustainable food thought leaders Michael Dimock, Dan Imhoff and Mary Clark Bartlett. It’s one part education and one part celebration – two of my personal favorites – that combine for a fantastic evening  on November 8.

Michael Dimock, president of Roots of Change, and Dan Imhoff, editor of CAFO, the Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, will discuss industrial food fallacies, facts about the importance of biodiversity and promise to show you how to “vote with your fork” for healthy food. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and then, at the reception that follows, chefs from Mary Clark Bartlett’s sustainable food management company, Epicurean Group, will make “the case for taste.”

We’ll sample fine organic wines and graze on tasty appetizers of grass-fed meat and poultry, along with local organic vegetables and fruits and artisan cheeses,  prepared by Epicurean chefs. And we’ll do a taste test between grass-fed Paso Prime beef and grass-fed/grain-finished Niman Ranch beef.

It’s all happening Tuesday, November 8, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SLAC Café, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Get your tickets at  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/207804.

For more information, including menu and wine information: http://www.slowfoodsouthbay.org/events.htm.

See you Tuesday!