Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mark Your Calendars: 2013 Eat Local Resource Fair

MKEfoodies is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Eat Local Resource Fair! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013
11am - 3pm
Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park
Admission: FREE

What is it, you ask?
The Eat Local Resource Fair is  FREE event that provides you with all the information you need to gear up for the Milwaukee Eat Local Challenge (September 1-15)!

What's the Eat Local Challenge?  Read more about it.

What can you do at the Eat Local Resource Fair?
  • Buy food directly from local vendors– baked goods, meats, dairy, beverages and more.
  • Gather information, tips, ideas and tools to continue enjoying local foods all year long.
  • Attend a Workshop or Cooking Demo
  • Grab lunch from the Gouda Girls or MKE Localiscious food trucks!

Workshop schedule
11:30 am - 12:15pm:  Food Policy 101 with Mary Ryan

12:15pm – 1:00:  Eating Locally with Kids presented by Annie Wegner LeFort
Get your kids to eat locally by taking them to the farmers' market—a visual and social wonderland in the world of local food. Annie Wegner LeFort will offer tips to get kids excited about local foods at the market and how to get them involved in choosing and preparing these foods

1:00 pm- 1:45 pm:  Ark of Taste with Jennifer Casey
Jennifer Casey will engage attendees in a discussion of how we can preserve our local food heritage through the Slow Food Ark of Taste, a catalog of over 200 foods that are in danger of extinction. You’ll gain a greater understanding of biodiversity and why it matters. You will also find out ways to get involved in the preservation of food history!

1:45 – 2:30pm:  Eating Locally on a Budget with Judy Mayer
Judy Mayer will demonstrate ways to eat delicious local food on a tight budget. Hints, tips, and tricks will include planning ahead, spending time in the kitchen, and ways to avoid processed foods. You’ll see how easy and rewarding it is to shop the sales and focus on local and seasonal food while sticking to your budget. Presentation will include recipes and  recommendations for what to do with the abundance of kale from the garden!

Additional "do it yourself" workshops will also be available on the topics of canning/preserving foods, bee-keeping, and composting.

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