Guerilla Dining: November 1

October 21, 2008

Join Supplement on Saturday, November 1st at 6:00 pm for our first ever Supplement potluck dinner.

We will supply the location, tables, tablecloths, chairs, plates, hockey rink, glasses, eating implements, and napkins. You bring the food and drinks.

Cost: $0

How: RSVP to supplementws@gmail.com
You will receive an email with directions to the dinner once we have received your RSVP.

Join us on All Hallows Day 2008 for food, drink, revelry, political discourse, and general mirth. We’re putting the luck back into potluck!
Hurry! There is only room for 43 people.

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Eat Local Challenge

October 12, 2008

The folks at eatlocalchallenge.com are based out of San Francisco and have committed to challenging themselves to eat mainly local food during a specific period of time during the year.  Currently, the month of October is that specific part of the year. Nearly half of October is finished, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t join in on the fun.

Why should you eat local food? Click here.

“Local” is traditionally within a 150-mile radius of your home. It can be simplified even further to mean your county, state, or region. As we’ve seen in recent days, there are disputes and differences over this arbitrary word.

Nevertheless, sign up at the Eat Local Challenge Web site or keep tabs at home about your local food consumption.

Need help on how to find local food?

Slow Food Piedmont Triad Local Food Guide

National directory of local farms, CSAs, and farmer’s markets

Eat Well Guide
~Nicolette Miller-Ka


“Good work as a source of pleasure”

October 10, 2008
Seven incredible food activists and writers on one stage at Slow Food Nation: Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, Carlo Petrini, and Corby Kummer. Wendell Berry, as always, is a fount of wisdom and is not to be missed. See the video at the Slow Food Nation blog.

Forget Obama and McCain – Wendell Berry for President!

~Laurie O’Neill


World Food Day 2008

October 10, 2008

World Food Day 2008

World Food Day takes place on October 16, this year. The theme is World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy.

World Food Day provides an occasion to once again highlight the plight of 923 million undernourished people in the world. Most of them live in rural areas where their main source of income is the agricultural sector. Global warming and the biofuel boom are now threatening to push the number of hungry even higher in the decades to come.–/www.fao.org

For more information, click here.

To check out how to get involved globally, click here.

To participate in a food blogging event highlighting World Food Day’s mission, click here.

~Nicolette Miller-Ka


Gratuitous Growth

October 8, 2008

Food is expensive. That is nothing new or novel. It’s easy to buy sodium-plumped, preservative-filled, chemical-laden packages of foodstuffs. What about people in our midst who just want to give sustainable food to those less fortunate? Many times Slow Food enthusiasts are called to action, to rile up citizens about trying, buying, producing and selling clean, fresh, fair, local food. No money needs to change hands in order to bring those ideals to fruition:

“In blue-collar neighborhoods, grassroots volunteers… are growing increasingly concerned by the price of food and transportation. Once a household has paid the utility bills and rent… there’s less left for groceries. The easiest item to cut out is fresh fruit and vegetables – at the expense of good nutrition.

For Braswell, there is a vital connection that grows up between the land, the volunteer harvesters and the families who get the fresh produce – human contact that satisfies a deeper kind of hunger.

“So many times we struggle so much to keep our own heads above water that we don’t have time to help somebody else,” Braswell says. “It’s like, ‘You’re on your own.’

To read more, click here.

~Nicolette Miller-Ka


Guerilla Dining: October 18

October 3, 2008

SUPPLEMENT #5-Bourbon, Beer, and Barbecue

Join Supplement on Saturday October 18th at 7pm for a Fall Harvest/Low Country dinner. We will have a choice selection of small batch bourbons and microbrewed beers available for the “cocktail hour” and serve dinner promptly at 8pm. For dinner we will be showcasing local foods from the area and pork from Moore Farms in Liberty, NC. Brad Moore raises pastured pork on his farm and will join us for dinner to talk about his passion for local and sustainable foods.

From Brad’s website:

I am a part time farmer working on my family farm near Liberty. I sell delicious pork from hogs raised on pasture. They are free to roam, root and play in the sunshine without added hormones or antibiotics. Also, I grow on farm many of the grains fed to the hogs. I sell sausage, ribs, chops, tenderloin and fat back at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market and from the farm by appointment.


Cost: $35 donation

Where: You will receive an email with directions once you have sent your RSVP to supplementws@gmail.com

*Really good vegetarian options will be available.

Hurry! Seats fill up fast.

http://supplementws.blogspot.com – for more info, videos, etc.

~Nicolette Miller-Ka