Join us at Catawaba College Center for the Environment on Tuesday, October 28 for our next movie viewing and local food tasting. This time we'll be viewing A Place At The Table, from the people that brought you Food Inc. Bread Riot along with Food For Thought, Rowan County's community backpack program that provides easy-to-prepare, shelf-stable weekend meals to food-insecure school children, along with the Center for the Environment will host this event where we will learn more about the affects of food insecurity in the nation and in our own community. Register here if you'd like to attend the event.
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don't know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
Registration isopen for our 2014-2015 Winter Harvest Program and we have a few spots remaining! Winter Harvest will continue to be delivered straight to participant's doors*!
- Local, farm fresh food from November through March, delivered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, for a total of 10 baskets over 20 weeks!
- All baskets will include a dozen eggs and a loaf of bread EVERY time - no need to add on unless you want extra eggs or bread.
- Each basket will contain a variety of foods including: fresh produce, 1 dozen eggs, 1 loaf of Bread Basket bread, and other special items like goat cheese, peanut butter, freshly ground grits, cornmeal, dried apples, mushrooms or other locally grown or made items.
- Optional meat specials will be available just to Winter Harvest participants. When meat specials become available, participants will be informed through email.
- Your first Winter Harvest basket will be delivered in a covered tomato box. There is a rotation of boxes. We will deliver another box for the second delivery and pick up the empty box from the first (make sure to leave it outside).
- 70 total shares are available. If you would like a delivery each week, purchase two shares and we'll make sure you get one share every Wednesday for the 20 week period.
Participation is limited so sign-up early to ensure your spot! Sign-up details are as follows:
- Sign-up by completing the registration form. After registering you will be directed to the payment page to process payment by credit/debit card or payments may be made by check. Deposit must be received by October 21, 2014.
- If paying with credit/debit, a one-time surcharge of $15.00 has been added to the $100.00 deposit or full payments.
- Final balance is due by November 21, 2014. Upon request, special arrangements will be considered.
Examples of local food items that will be in baskets (in addition to bread and eggs):
lettuce, kale, collards, swiss chard, bok choy, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, butternut and acorn squash, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, honey, cheese, nuts, nut butter (peanut, pecan, almond), preserves, butter, and much more!
Examples of potential monthly meat specials: Christmas Ham, Whole Chicken, Ostrich burgers! If interested, purchase online and we will include your special in the next basket.
Are you interested in learning more about Aquaponics/Hydroponics? Maybe alternative energy for farm and home? Or maybe just love to hear from leading local food advocates and eat deliciously prepared locally sourced food - well if any of that sounds appealing to you, don't miss the upcoming Upper Pee Dee Farm and Food Council's Farm and Food Fest 2014!
Our friends to the east in Anson, Montgomery and Stanly counties formed this exciting organization whose vision is a sustainable, locally-based, economically-resilient farm and food system. You may ask, "What is a farm and food system?" Here's what they are on their website- A farm and food system is a network of people, organizations, associated government and non-government institutions, and activities connecting the growing and harvesting, processing, aggregation, distribution, consumption and residue utilization of food and other farm products.
Bread Riot supports their vision and wishes to help spread the word about their upcoming Farm & Food Fest event. If you're free - make plans to attend. Details and links to buy tickets are below.
The Bread Riot is coordinating another Bulk Pork purchase for November 2014 delivery. Details will be forthcoming but please mark you calendar and stay tuned for further updates