Slow Food Piedmont Triad Events April 27-29

April 23, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007
CHANGE! Slow Food Film Series: “King Corn”
Meet-up starts at 7, movie starts at 8 p.m.
The Green Bean, 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC

This is a rare opportunity to see a sneak preview of the documentary King Corn, as it has been shown only 5 or 6 times in the U.S. The filmmakers made it on their own and it is now making the film festival circuit.

The movie is free, but we will ask for donations to send to the filmmakers to help them toward recovering the costs of production. There will be a couple of DVDs for sale.

From one of our Slow Food members: “King Corn is a fun and informative look at the life of corn from the farm to the feedlot and grocery store through the eyes of two college grads who rent an acre of farmland in Iowa on which to grow their own corn. Viewers are introduced to local farmers, townsfolk, agricultural agents, university scientists, and Michael Pollan along the way. This is a delightful, no-hype, enjoyable documentary that is more in the spirit of ‘The Real Dirt On Farmer John’ than ‘The Future of Food.'”

Meet other Slow Foodies and socialize at 7:00 p.m. Stay after the movie for discussion of the film! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Saturday, April 28, 2007
Deep Roots Market Taste Fair
12-4 p.m.
3728 Spring Garden St., Greensboro

Join Deep Roots Market for this free community celebration, featuring delicious tastings of freshly prepared organic foods and drinks, and wellness samples. There will be activities for the kids, a raffle and more. Bring the entire family and spend the afternoon outside listening to live music, enjoying new flavors and savoring old favorites! Slow Food Piedmont Triad will staff an information table. Call 336-292-9216 or visit www.deeprootsmarket.com for more details.

Sunday, April 29, 2007
Open House at Goat Lady Dairy
1-5 p.m.

The Spring Open House at Goat Lady Dairy will be Saturday, April 29 from 1-5 p.m. Tour the dairy, gardens, and pastures of a Slow Food farm. It’s a popular destination and event, and well worth the lovely drive! Goat cheese will be available for sale. A nearby sheep farm, Rising Meadow Farm, will be holding an open house the same day, so you and your family can commune with humanely and sustainably raised animals all afternoon! Directions and details are at www.goatladydairy.com.

From Goat Lady Dairy:

OPEN HOUSE
Goat Lady Dairy & Rising Meadow Farm
Sunday, April 29th  1 to 5 pm
 
Come out to the country for a lovely afternoon on the farm with all the family – ours and yours!  We are all spiffed up and ready to welcome you at both farms to see goats and sheep, kids and lambs plus cows, llamas, pigs, chickens and organicgardens.  At Goat Lady Dairy you can meet the animals, see where we make our cheese and taste and buy cheese.  You can also “throw a pot” on our local potter’s wheel.  At Rising Meadow you can see beautiful lambs and see how we turn soft wool from our multi-colored flock into beautiful yarn and yarn products.  All of our fiber and products will be for sale including fleeces, roving, sheepskins, yarn and soap and a limited supply of lamb.

This event is free and open to all EXCEPT – Please no pets!  Directions and photos at
www.goatladydairy.com and www.risingmeadow.com

See you on Sunday, April 29th, rain or shine!


Slow Food-Related Events This Week

April 1, 2007

April will be a busy month for sustainability and food-related events!  Slow Food is not sponsoring these events this week, but we are highly supportive of them and encourage you to attend.

“Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell The Coffee”

A Documentary about Fair Trade Certification

Black Gold has been shown around the world to educate the public about causes and solutions to poverty for coffee farmers around the world. 5 million coffee farmers have joined Fair Trade Certification as a way to earn a fairer wage for their coffee. Come, watch the documentary, and learn ways you can make a difference in your own actions and community. Co-sponsored by Deep Roots Market, who will be providing fair-trade coffee for the event. It will be presented free to the public twice:

Tuesday, April 3 – 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG

Thursday, April 5 – 7:00 p.m., Two Art Chicks Gallery, 609 South Elm St., Greensboro

Energy Film Festival

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro
The Power of Community – This uplifting film tells the story of how, when the Cuban people lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990’s they survived through cooperation, conservation, and community. (50 minutes)

Sundance Summit: A Mayors’ Gathering on Climate Protection — Without national leadership on efforts that will curb global warming, mayors across the country have begun to take matters into their own hands. See how now over 400 mayors have signed onto advance climate protection. (8 minutes)

Films sponsored by the Sierra Club, Greensboro Public Library, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, League of Women Voters, and Temple Emanuel.


GROWING Food
GROWING Community
GROWING Justice
an afternoon in the SEEDS garden with Anna Lappé

Saturday, April 7, beginning at 2 pm. Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and renowned public speaker on food politics, sustainable agriculture, globalization, and social change. Named among the fourteen forward-thinking Who’s Who in Time Magazine’s Eco-Guide, Anna and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O Magazine, Organic Style, and Vibe, among other outlets. Her book, GRUB: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, explores everything from making healthy food choices and preparing mouth-watering meals, to unmasking corporate flimflam and supporting sustainable farming, the complete guide for all who want to eat real food. Learn more about her and GRUB at www.eatgrub.org.

For details and to learn more about SEEDS, visit their web site at www.seedsnc.org.