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Tuesday, March 3rd, 10am – 2pm,
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@ the Chilmark Community Center
March 15, 9-12
Feeds & Foods.”
see exhibits and displays, and learn the difference between GMO-free and organic, grass vs. grain-fed beef and poultry, the real cost of eggs, and the latest on GMO Labeling efforts. GMO-free Raffle after presentation!
Doors open at 9 for viewing exhibits,
with Chilmark coffee & tea -
Enjoy a menu of Mermaid Farm Yogurt • Frittata: onions, greens, eggs, potatoes • Sauted Organic Greens • Waffles • Apple Crisp
BYOP: Bring own table setting: plate, utensils, cup, napkins, etc.
x$10 Slow Food Members
PAST EVENTS in 2014
Special Guest Glenn Roberts guided diners through the world and culture of Ancient Grains while they enjoyed dishes such as Fried Honeysuckle Oyster in Native Blue Corn Meal with Radish Aioli • Sweetbreads & Black Polenta with Shaved Alba Truffle, Polenta di Riso Nero, Spring Squash, Fig • Duck Cassoulet with Carolina Gold Rice Broth, Sea Island White Rice Peas, Red Peas, & Purple Cape Beans, Sorrel • and to finish, Heirloom Yellow Flint Popcorn & Brown Butter Ice Cream. A truly special evening.
whose current project, The Grain Divide, tells the history and future of grains through stories of some of the world’s top bakers, chefs, researchers and scientists.
for endangered food list links, event photos and EAT TO SAVE - tips go to event page
October 22, 2013 : 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. …. read more & see the photos…
October 5th, 2013 : 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. read more…
August 15-18th, 2013: 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….
Coop de Ville Tour August 4th 2013 : An egg-elicious brunch followed by a 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. Click here for more event information and photos.
May 5th, 2013 10am-2pm : Heavy Nettle, a Festival.
It was a day of celebrating nettles and other wild foods growing on the island. Herbalist Holly Bellebuono gave a talk “For the Love of Nettles” and there were cooking demos by local chefs Gabrille Redner & Zephir Plume, Chris Fischer, Cathy Walthers, and Jan Buhrman. Sponsored by Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. read more…
March 23, 2013, 6pm : Cheese & Wine Paringat Morning Glory Farm Stand. Participants enjoyed a full tasting of cheeses and wines of the world and shared in a discussion led by Jacqueline Foster, cheesemaker of Mermaid Farm, and Jan Buhrman of the Kitchen Porch on the topic of terroir: a taste of place. … read more
PAST EVENTS in 2012
October 11th, 2012 : Seaweed, the New/Old Vegetable, at the Beach Plum, co-sponsored with the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group. Diners enjoyed seaweed delights prepared by Jan Buhrman and Aaron Oster of Kitchen Porch while speaker Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved Cultured Seaweeds shared his experience and helped us explore the nutritional and environmental goodness of seaweed. … read more
July 17th, 2012 : Recipe for Change | a summer potluck. Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard hosted its annual potluck dinner at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.
Fair Food Network founder Oran Hesterman,a leader in sustainable agriculture, was the special guest. … read more
for a full listing of events from 2006 click here