- Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Sunday, February 9th, 10am-1pm
Chilmark Community Center
The Intimacy of Our Farmers
we love our farmers….
Join us for our Farmer’s brunch
and hear stories from Island personalities on the joys and challenges of raising our food.
Local food - all you can eat
Brunch with panel presentation and Q&A and a Raffle too!
- Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UP COMING EVENTS
Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives has won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide!
Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don’t miss this film!
If you missed the viewing of Genetic Roulette, there are three more opportunities to see it at a library near you:
Dates for upcoming screening
February 12 Wed 7pm Edgartown Public Library
March 12 Wed 5:30pm Chilmark Free Public Library
ALSO Coming up on March 25, 6:30pm – 8pm at MVRHS Library
(a one-session class at ACE MV / Adult Continuing Education, Fee $15)
What are you serving for dinner? Buyers Beware and Buyers Guide to GMOs
Learn about Genetically Modified foods: How do they get into our food? What foods to eat to avoid GMOs? What to look for when reading the ingredient list on labels? Jan Buhrman, locavore educator, will present information on Genetically Modified Foods. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and handouts for shoppers.Instructors: Jan Buhrman and Sue Hruby
If you would like to be a bigger part of Slow Food MV, please join us!
Mark your calendars for our upcoming Board Meetings.
Next Board meetings: March 20 & May 15
PAST EVENTS in 2013
- December 8th we celebrated Slow Food USA’s Terra Madre day with a potluck of local and/or endangered foods.
- We heard stories from Island personalities on heritage breeds, seeds, and preserving local, regional & endangered foods and maintaining biodiversity. And we had a drawing of local goodies ranging from short ribs to scallops, duck, bread, seeds, and a piece of jewelry in the spirit of Slow Food.
- for endangered food list links, event photos and EAT TO SAVE - tips go to event page
- October 22, in Celebration of Oysters. It was an evening of feasting on Oyster hors d’oeuvres and dinner at the Port Hunter restaurant in Edgartown, sponsor of the event benefiting Slow Food MV and the MV Shellfish Group. Shellshocked, the movie, showed us why oysters are important to our eco-system and our health. Nic Turner of Honeysuckle Oyster Farm and Rick Karney of MV Shellfish Group lead a Q & A about what it means to be an oyster grower in Katama Bay, and the world of oysters and their importance here on the Vineyard.
October 5th, Living Local Harvest Festival. An active day of community.
Slow Food organized tastings from various food suppliers, from Lattanzi’s ice cream to Pie Chicks to MV Salt. In the Slow Food booth we gave samples of Beach Plum Brandy, showcased our year’s events and talked to people about Slow Food’s principles of Good Clean and Fair Food.
Cape resident Marie McHugh, cousin of island builder Leo McHugh, held the lucky ticket for The Silo chicken coop raffled by Slow Food MV at Saturday’s Living Local Harvest Festival. The raffle of the custom coop, designed by 3 designers from the office of Hutker Architects – Tom Shockey, Sean Dougherty and Nelson Giannakopoulos – raised funds for Slow Food’s 2014 educational programming activities, in addition to support given to the Vineyard Committee on Hunger.
Marie, who bought her winning ticket at the Falmouth Farmers Market, decided the coop would be put to good use as a backyard chicken educational tool at Miss Scarlett’s Blue Ribbon Farm in Yarmouth. Susan and Jim Knieriem, owners of this 33acre farm operate a meat & vegetable CSA along with giving educational tours to school children and adults alike. He stresses the importance of humanely and sustainably raised products, and believes we should all know WHO your farmer is and how your food is raised. Jim is president of the Cape and Islands Farm Bureau.
August 15-18th, The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. Four days of country fair activities | the livestock barn – our chicken exhibit, Freddie Fisher’s sow giving birth to 10 little ones & lots of island animals | the draft horse and oxen pulls | the fiber tent with it’s animals | the racing pigs | the exhibit hall of art, veggies, crafts, and island orgs | woodsman competition | skillet throw | equestrian shows | sheep shearing | and food and rides and more! see the photos….
August 4th, 10:30am-4pm, Coop de Ville Tour, an egg-elicious brunch followed bya farm and backyard coop tour that gave visitors an up-close peek into the living quarters of some of the Vineyard’s fine-feathered friends and uncovered the mystique of the Local Egg. Visitors learned about “fresh” eggs, “local” eggs and the chicken keepers that make it all happen. Some of the Tour topics included egg labeling, how laying chickens are raised, the flavor of an egg, chicken breeds and what eggs they lay, the farm-to-table movement, and how to become a chicken keeper.
and for Coop Stories, a Local Egg Map, and a description of Tour Sites
May 5th, 10am-2pm, Heavy Nettles, a festival celebrating wild spring greens @ Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. It was a glorious, sunny day with cooking demos by local chefs, Gabrielle Redner & Zephir Plume, Cathy Walthers, Jan Buhrman, and Chris Fischer as well as a talk by herbalist Holly Bellebuono entitled “For the Love of Nettles.” The event was co-sponsored by Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.
April 11 @ 6pm - Slow Food Annual Meeting @ the Agricultural Hall
Spring Potluck and members meeting introducing SFMV’s new president, Aaron Oster, and hearing from Board members about what inspires them to belong to the Slow Food movement.
April 28th @ 4pm – Slow Food and The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society
sponsored the showing of Genetic Roulette, the Movie. This film was the launch of the Slow Food MV – GMO Free Initiative. See the Initiative page for updates and information. If you are interested in attending or working on our group, please email Sue at: email@example.com
PAST EVENTS in 2012 -
November 18 @ 6pm - Community Harvest Potluck @ the CCC
co-sponsored with The Farm Institute and benefiting The Vineyard Open Land Foundation Cranberry Bog
October 11 @ 6pm – Seaweed: the New/Old Vegetable
See photos and get links to articles related to the event!
September 29 @ 10am -3pm – Living Local Harvest Festival
Food Tastings organized by Slow Food | held a Tomato Cooking Class and demo
July 17 @ 6:00pm – Recipe for Change with Fair Food Network founder Oran Hesterman
June 21 @ 4:00pm – Summer Solstice Picnic at the Allen Farm
April 7 @ 6:00pm – Dinner & A Movie: Economics of Happiness Click HERE for more info
April 26 @ 6:45pm – Annual Election & Potluck at Cathy Walthers’ Home in West Tisbury
March 23 @ 6:00pm – Wine and Cheese Pairing @ Morning Glory Farm - Updated with photos after the event!
Feb. 12 @ 10:00am – Matters of the Heart Brunch with Local Farmers
Feb. 16 @ 6:00am – Slow Food Leaders Meeting