Celebrate Food Day – Sunday, October 12th

October 1, 2014 in Events

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Slow Food East End is hosting a food drive and Snail Supper on Sunday, October 12, during Columbus Day weekend. Officially Food Day isn’t until October 24th, but we’re celebrating early!

Event: Slow Food SuperFood Drive Snail Supper
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Dodds & Eder Landscape Design Center, 11 Bridge St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Phone: (631) 725-1175

Please RSVP Below:
Food Day is an annual national event that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. It ties in perfectly with Slow Food’s mission to educate people about the benefits of good, clean, and fair food for all.

Slow Food East End will celebrate Food Day with a SuperFood Drive Snail Supper, a community potluck dinner that offers you an opportunity to share delicious, nutritious food with others in our community – both at the potluck dinner and through your donation to a food pantry.

Our Food Day celebration will be educational, including a fermentation demonstration by health coach Nadia Ernestus. This event is FREE and open to the public. All you need to do is bring a SuperFood dish for the potluck supper and a SuperFood donation for food pantries on the East End!

What to Bring:

1. For the potluck supper, please bring a “SuperFood” dish that serves 6-8 people. If possible, it should be made from local, seasonal ingredients and homemade. What exactly are “superfoods”? The term “superfoods” refers to foods rich in especially healthful nutrients such as antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber and phytochemicals. Examples of superfoods include dried fruit, oatmeal, almonds, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, dry or canned beans, whole grains, barley and lentils. Just Google “superfoods” and you’ll get a multitude of “top 10″ lists of delicious foods that are packed with nutrients.

2. For your donation to the Food Pantry, please bring a non-perishable food that fits into the “SuperFood”category. See below for suggestions. This event is BYOB, so bring whatever beverage you prefer. If you want, make your drink a SuperFood, too! Please also bring a serving utensil for your dish.

Can’t come but want to make a donation? Please drop pff your SuperFood donation at Dodds & Eder over the Columbus Day weekend. Hours are Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Dodds & Eder is located at 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor.

What is Food Day?

Food Day is an event to inspire Americans to improve their own diets and work toward solving food-related problems at the local, state, and national level. Food Day was started by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and other food leaders in 2011. Last year over 5,000 events took place throughout the United States.

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. This year, Food Day will have a special focus on food access and justice for food and farm workers.

This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.

With Food Day, we can celebrate our food system when it works and fix it when it’s broken. You can read more about Food Day by clicking here.

Our thanks to Dodds & Eder for sharing their beautiful showroom with Slow Food for this event. There’s room for all, so make your reservation today!

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.