Our next monthly gathering:
Wednesday, March 12th
CULTURE SHOCK: Ten Impossible Miracles That Would Revolutionize Institutional Food Service
Speaker: Justin Johnson,
Executive Chef at Harvest Market in Watertown
Have you ever wondered what it would take for institutions to serve local, healthy food? You’ll want to hear what Chef Justin Johnston is doing at the Watertown Regional Medical Center where they’re cooking from scratch, incorporating locally sourced ingredients (many from their own 11,000 square foot kitchen garden) and promoting healthy living in their community.
Wednesday, April 9th
Intensive Indoor Microfarming
Growing nutrient dense food in your living room for health and profit
Speakers: Tony and Hillery Farrell
Farmer Tony and Hillery are proving that it is within everybody's reach to start their own profitable urban farming business at home which generates enough income to earn a living and takes up only 60 square feet of space. Learn why and how they have done this, how they plan to help local job-seeking youth become microgreen business entrepreneurs, their global aspirations to end world hunger, and most importantly how you can start your own microgreen production business in your home to eat healthy and earn a living from it.
Wednesday, May 14th
Taking the SNAP Challenge
Learnings & reflections on eating on a Food Stamp Budget for one week
Speaker: Kathy Blair Koch, Nutrition and Foods Education Specialist
In November 2013, just before Thanksgiving, Kathy who is a Friends of Real Food member, took the SNAP Challenge. (The challenge came from the HEN - Hunger and Environmental Nutrition - practice group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.) She will share with us what she found about trying to eat real and healthy food within the constraints of this very limited budget. Earlier that month, SNAP benefits were reduced to $1.40 per person per meal.