It’s Fresh week in Seattle! Yes, I know that you can get fresh, delicious, farmers’ market fare every week in Seattle, but this week is something extra special. This week is Fresh: The Movie Week in Seattle. We’ll have Fresh-related features every day this week, in addition to our standard fare of recipes and local food news.
As part of Fresh Week, there are a few events that we want to tell you about RIGHT NOW so you don’t miss out.
On Tuesday, April 20th, Joel Salatin, of Polyface Farm, will be in Seattle. Joel is one of the people I might actually consider a hero. He has been one of the leaders in the sustainable food movement even before he was profiled so thoroughly in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. First up, at noon on Tuesday, Joel will be speaking and lunching at Emmer and Rye, Chef Seth Caswell’s new restaurant on Queen Anne that serves local and sustainable food (they’re on our sustainable and ethical restaurant list and we often see Seth shopping at the local farmers’ markets). 25 tickets were originally available and so far, they haven’t sold out. This one is a bit expensive at $125/pp, but it includes lunch and is a fundraiser for Seattle’s Cascade Harvest Coalition.
Next up, on Tuesday evening, Joel will be giving two lectures at Kane Hall on the campus of the University of Washington. These two lectures are $25/pp and each include a ticket to see Fresh at Central Cinema April 30th through May 6th. We’re pleased to be able to offer our readers a 20% off code for tickets for these lectures. Just use the links below and enter the code FRESHpromo to get your discount. Use the discount code, come hear about local food from Joel Salatin AND go see a movie, for the low price of $20.
The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer – TICKETSTuesday, April 20, 2010 6:00-7:30pm
In this lecture, Joel will use stories from his family’s experience to illustrate the differences between the industrial food system and the local food system. If you’ve wondered what really is the difference between a Tyson chicken and a Stokesberry Sustainable Farm chicken, this is the lecture that will tell you.
Can You Feed the World? Answering Elitism, Production, and Choice – TICKETSTuesday, April 20, 2010 8:00-9:30pm
In Joel’s second lecture, he’ll be examining the question of whether it really is realistic to feed the world with local, artisanal, heritage-based food. The local food movement is still only around 2% of all food sales, so will it scale? Or is the world simply too big to ever hope to have good, clean, fair food available to all?
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