Thank you all for joining hte Slow Food Gainesville group! We are
excited to get a start with this growing season, and hope to have lots
of events and opportnities for you to get involved with food in our
community! I am hoping to have our next potluck meeting in April, but
wanted to get the word out about all teh events, etc... below.
Spread the word about the group, and encourage your friends and family
to get involved!
In a Slow state of mind, Anna
March 16- Potluck with Rick Clugston, 6:30 pm
Limited to first 15 folks to respond...To RSVP email to
Rick is the Vice president of the Animals & Religion department and
director of Humane Sustainable Development Programs at The Humane
Society of the United States (HSUS). He has worked extensively on
sustainability in higher education and is a fellow of
the University leaders of Sustainable Education, will be here for a
meeting at UF and would like to have a potluck with the Slow Food
group here in Gainesville. Time and location coming soon. This will
take the place of our March meeting.
March 18- Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Slow Food Fundraiser. Come out to
Sweet Dreams Ice cream on 34th and University to eat the best locally
made ice cream flavors and support our group! More details coming
April 12- Full Circle Farm Presents: A Day with Shannon Hayes, Author
of The Grass Fed Gourmet Cookbook 9am-4pm.
Equal parts carnivorous feast, mad-cap grilling extravaganza, and
down-and-dirty discussion on meat cuts and marketing, The Farmer and
Grill workshop is intended to help grass-fed producers and consumers
have better experiences with their grass-fed meats. During the 2 hour
workshop, participants will review the most common cuts of beef, lamb
pork, and learn about ideal methods for cooking each one out on the
or barbecue, then watch a series of meat cooking demonstrations, where
they will focus on grass-fed grilling techniques for classic and
unexpected meat cuts.
Cost: 25 dollars postmarked by March 15th--- 50 dollars after (14 and
under free. Questions call 386-776-2770 or e-mail:
Directions to the farm will be on the Google group site.
To Register send checks to
20997 174th Street Live Oak FL 32060
May- Get fresh with your food!- The 2008 Eat Local Challenge
Hogtown HomeGrown, the local newsletter devoted to local and seasonal
food, is organizing the 2008 Eat Local Challenge for May 2008. The
purpose of this inaugural challenge is to encourage North Central
Florida residents and visitors to patronize local food producers and
locally owned restaurants. Participants will agree to eat all their
meals from locally grown or produced food and those who keep track of
their efforts will be eligible for prizes in several categories. The
challenge will conclude with a Community Celebration on May 31, 2008.
To sign up:
Register April 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008
online at www.hogtownhomegrown.com or
in person at the Hogtown HomeGrown table at
Union Street or Haile Plantation Farmers Markets.
Keep track of your eating May 1, 2008 - May 31, 2008
on the chart we give you! Turn in your completed chart at the
Community Celebration on May 31st to be eligible for prizes.
For more info, contact Hogtown HomeGrown
352 374 8561