I can’t believe Slow Food Nations is this week! I’ve been planning to go to this national Slow Food event for months, along with four other members of our Slow Food chapter, but somehow it snuck up on me and I am leaving tomorrow! Slow Food Nations is a food festival, a weekend of tasting and exploring what good, clean and fair food looks like. The weekend will combine the energy of a street food festival, with the rigor of an academic conference, and the inspiration of a cultural exchange. There will be dozens of interactive workshops, delicious tastings, local tours, educational talks, and plenty of meals and parties to enjoy. Slow Food Nations will be an opportunity to build connections between farmers, producers and families, along with food movement leaders and everyday eaters to share our stories and shape the future of food.
While there, I will have the opportunity to address many chapter leaders from across the country, to talk to them about our favorite Slow Food event, our annual Food and Film Feast! For those of you who have not joined us for Slow Food North Shore’s Food and Film Feast, it is our opportunity to focus in on important food issues of the day, and highlight them in a series of short documentary films, that we then pair with a speaker and a food course inspired by the film. It is always a wonderful, educational, and delicious evening that is enjoyed by all, and it is an event that can easily be replicated by other chapters. My goal is to inspire other chapters to take the idea home with them and run with it!
Since I will be on a plane during my usual recording time, I have pre-recorded my interview with Josh Morgenthau for you. Josh is a family farmer, who owns and operates Fishkill Farm in the Hudson Valley of NY, where he runs a 400 member, “pick your own” CSA, participates in 5 farmers markets, and runs a farm store on the property. Fishkill Farm produces eco-certified apples and orchard fruit, organic berries, vegetables and pastured poultry on 150 acres of land, and recently started a hard cider operation using their heirloom varieties of apples. Josh also serves on the board of the Hudson Valley Agricultural Research Laboratory, on Glynwood Farm’s Advisory Committee, and on the American Farmland Trust’s New York Council. With all that he does, I am so glad he was able to find time to join me on my show. I hope you can join us too.
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