Saturday, October 05, 2013

Eight Opportunities to Participate in Food Day

Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies, is coming to New Mexico.

Organizations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Silver City, Anthony, and El Paso, Texas, have scheduled a commemoration around Food Day in October. Some of the events will beheld on October 24, which is the official date for Food Day. Others will take place a few days before or after the official date.

Below is a listing of events in our state and in neighboring El Paso, Texas. 

Saturday, October 19
World Food Day Community Dinner   6:00 PM
To celebrate World Food Day, the New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps is hosting it's 2nd annual FREE Community Dinner for 100 people. The meal will be entirely local, made from the generous donations of farmers present at the Downtown Growers Market.
St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church425 University Blvd NE

Marigold & Harvest Festival   10:00 AM
A a celebration of local, sustainable, and accessible food. La Parada Mercantile, Farm & Table and Sol Harvest Farm will be featuring lots of fun activities including: live music, produce stand, farm walk, hands-on crafts, workshops, games, yoga, food demonstrations, fun shopping, marigold garland-making, and more.
Farm & Table8917 4th St NW

Thursday, October 24
Planning for Santa Fe's Food Future   6:00 PM
The featured Speaker Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America
Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute
1607 Paseo De Peralta #1
Santa Fe

Public Screening of A Place at the Table    6:30 PM
Three speakers (details TBA), followed by the screening of the documentary 
Western New Mexico Global Resource Center
1000 W College Ave
Silver City

Cooking Demonstrations at Food Basket   10:00 AM
Food Basket
1220 N Hudson St
Silver City

Food Day 2013: Nuestro Desierto Delicioso    8:00 AM
Gadsden Middle School
1301 W Washington St

Saturday, October 26
Farm2Chef Showcase   10:00 AM
Silver City Farmers Market
614 N Bullard St
Silver City

El Paso Texas Food Day Event   9:00 AM
Downtown Art and Farmers Market
117 Anthony St
El Paso, Texas

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