Tuesday, June 2, 2009

C'ville local food movement meeting

Is anyone going to this? I'm interested:

Sustaining the Local Food Movement - A Left of Center discussion
WHENTuesday, June 2, 2009, 7 – 8:30pm
WHERERapture -- on the Downtown Mall
303 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA
EVENT TYPEPublic Meeting

Left of Center is holding a discussion on the local food movement.

Is the local food movement a passing fad for the wealthy, or is it possible that it can permanently alter how we all eat, work, and live? How do we expand it beyond weekly sales in parking lots to something accessible to—and affordable by—everybody?

Kate Collier, an owner of Feast! and Founding Director of the Local Food Hub, and Melissa Wiley, Director of the Piedmont Environmental Council’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program, will speak about the direction that the movement needs to take in order to overcome these hurdles. They’ll address how local food initiatives can succeed in having a lasting impact on preserving open farmland, supporting endangered small family farm businesses, and promoting agricultural diversity and sustainable environmental practices.

Come on out, join some friends for a beer and join the discussion.

C’ville Market / Cavalier Produce, Horse & Buggy Produce and Integral Yoga Natural Foods are co-sponsoring this event.

Left of Center is a Charlottesville, Virginia group of mostly twenty- and thirty-something local Democrats.


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