5th Annual Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation/Slow Food East End Cocktail Party

December 10, 2014 in Events

Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation Cocktail Party
Please join us for the 5th annual JLMF/SFEE Cocktail Party. We are happy to announce that Dodds & Eder in Sag Harbor, has graciously agreed to host again. The event is truly supported by the community and features food and items donated from local farms, fisherman, restaurants, vineyards and merchants on the East End. Read the rest of this entry →

FED UP Movie Screening

November 12, 2014 in Events

fed-up
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP (watch trailer) is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar award winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever. RSVP!  Read the rest of this entry →

Topping Rose Winter Farmer’s Market Begins Sat., Nov. 15, 2014

October 27, 2014 in Events

topping rose restaurant farmers market
If there is something specific that you are unsure about, please feel free to email me directly with those questions.

We have several media outlets that are covering the event and we will be featured in multiple magazines, websites, blogs, etc.. and will send those along as they are released. Let’s keep the “buzz” going and please reach out to your databases, clients, friends & family so we ensure the same great turnout as last time. Read the rest of this entry →

Action Alert: Just Label GE Foods

June 2, 2014 in Events, Latest News

Sign the GMO Labeling Petition
Visit the GE Food Labeling Webpage

DONATE to the NY GE Food Labeling Campaign

Background

In New York State, a coalition that includes GMOFree NY, NOFA-NY, Food and Water Watch, Hunger Action, Consumers Union, NYPIRG and the Sierra Club is campaigning for a newly rewritten state labeling law – A 3525 – S 3835. This bill will require that all genetically engineered food offered for retail sale in New York be labeled as such.

At this time, people in the United States have no way of knowing whether the foods we buy are Genetically Engineered (GE) or contain GE ingredients because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require labeling of GE foods, even though it has full powers to do so. The FDA requires food producers to put labels on products with nutrition facts, ingredients, vitamins, and the presence of known allergens (e.g., milk, soy, and nuts), but does not believe we need to know whether our food contains genetically modified ingredients. Neither does the government of NYS.

A groundswell of energy to push to label GE foods is underway across the country. Since the 2012 defeat of Proposition 37 in California – an initiative that was drowned by a flood of corporate money – labeling initiatives are underway in over 30 states and at the federal level.

The states of Vermont, Maine and Connecticut have passed labeling bills. We all have the right to know what is in our food and the right to make informed choices about what we choose to eat. Let’s make this happen.

The NYS Assembly Consumer Protection and Affairs Committee voted for A3525/SB. The next steps are the Assembly Codes Committee and the Senate. You can help NY join Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in passing GE labeling. GE labeling for the whole country will be next.

Meet New People with a “Snail Supper”

March 8, 2012 in Events, Latest News

2013potluckmeetingGood news! Slow Food East End leaders have decided to extend our summer “Snail Suppers”  and make them year-around.  At these communal dinners, members get together at private homes or other venues on the East End to socialize with other foodies. Admission is a $20 per person donation to the Chapter. Participants are asked to bring a dish or a beverage to share (in winter as local as you can make it; other times seasonal and local). The host provides the main dish. If you’re not a members, this is a great incentive to join!

Interested in Hosting a SF Snail Potluck Dinner (click here)?

If you are interested in hosting a Snail Supper, please fill out the form here, or contact Linda Slezak: Lndslzk1@gmail.com. It can be a small, intimate gathering or a larger event. The main goal is to celebrate food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community and have a great inexpensive meal with old and new friends.

Click here to see photos of past Chapter gatherings.