For this year’s Terra Madre Day, Slow Food Vancouver will explore the Joy of Preserving. Participants will take a look at the big picture of preserving food: conserving the land it’s grown on, supporting the people who grow our food, and learning about different cultures and their traditional ways of preserving. All three floors of W2 will be abuzz with food, beverages, and demos.
Terra Madre Day 2011: The Joy of Preserving
Saturday, November 19 • 4:00pm – 9:00pm
W2 Woodwards, 151 Cordova, Vancouver
Cost: Pay what you can. Suggested donation $15.
Sample tasting dishes created by local chefs using fresh ingredients provided by local farmers. Meet the farmers, chefs and community groups working to build a healthier food system.
• Paneer-making with Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s and Rangoli
• Save on Meats sampling and sausage demo
• Wines by Lotusland Vineyards of Abbotsfort, BC
• Schramm vodka from Pemberton, BC
• Music by Frazey Ford
All proceeds from the event will go toward our Terra Madre Fund, which sends local BC farmers to Italy to attend the international Terra Madre meeting. The meeting is like a United Nations of food where producers, chefs and academics get together to share ideas about food sustainability. Our farmers come back from Terra Madre inspired and committed to producing food that’s good for us and good for the planet.
- Fresh from the Farm (thegreenpages.ca)
- Shalakh Apricots from Armenia Become 1000th ‘Passenger’ on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste (treehugger.com)
- COPE candidates advocate for year-round farmers’ market in Vancouver (straight.com)