Please join Slow Food St. Louis and STL GreenDrinks Monday, June 16th, to talk about “the sustainable summer table.”
Now that summer is here and transportation costs are soaring, it’s prime time for turning our attention towards eating locally grown foods. Wendell Berry summed up the connection between our food choices and the health of the planet when he wrote: “Eaters … must understand that eating takes place inescapably in the world, that it is inescapably an agricultural act, and that how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used.”
Our panelists will give us meaningful advice for connecting with where our food comes from and strategies toward creating a more sustainable table for each one of us:
Beki Marsh, founder and co-leader of Slow Food St. Louis, will introduce us to the roots and the concept of the Slow Food movement
Andy Ayers, Owner/Chef Emeritus of Riddle’s Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar in the U. City Loop and local foods entrepreneur, will help us understand the challenges of bringing local food from farm to retail shelf or restaurant table. More importantly, he’ll also share with us the good news from around town as these barriers are being overcome.
Nicola MacPherson, owner of Ozark Forest Mushrooms, grows certified organic shiitake and oyster mushrooms on her farm in Salem, Missouri. Nicola sells her products directly at markets, to restaurants, and to retailers. She will help us understand the struggle of the small American family farmer in the global marketplace.
Drinks will be available in the Crown room. If you prefer to dine, please come early and eat in the dining room or on the patio. Table service is not available during the event.
- Who: STL Green Drinks
- When: Monday,June 16, 2008 6:30 pm to 9 pm (panel from 7 pm to 8 pm)
- Where: Schlafly Bottleworks, 260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester), Maplewood, MO 63143
- Cover: $3 suggested donation