Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Patagonia Palo Alto, Kitchen Table Advisors, Slow Food South Bay and Hidden Villa are pleased to invite to you the free screening in San Jose of The Biggest Little Farm, a film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
Doors will open for the screening at 6:00. Come early and meet representatives from local farming groups, or enjoy some refreshments from the concession stand. The film will start promptly at 7:00 PM and has a runtime of 1 hour, 32 minutes.
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The summit will take place over three days in Washington D.C. at The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. The goal of the Reducetarian Summit is to bring together people and perspectives from all corners of the world to explore strategies and tactics for reducing societal consumption of animal products and ending factory farming. In addition to several moderated panels, lightning talks, and fireside chats, a greater emphasis will be placed on skills building workshops and curated networking opportunities. The Reducetarian Summit also features a full expo showcasing delicious plant-based food. The Reducetarian Summit is designed to complement the The Reducetarian Cookbook (Hachette Book Group) The Reducetarian Solution (Penguin Random House).
This two-day conference will bring over 500 participants from various industries including tech entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, journalists, environmentalists, CEOs, animal advocates, nutritionists, effective altruists, academics, students, and non-profit executives to engage with nearly 100 speakers, panelists, and exhibitors.
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Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format. Choose from individual speakers, expert panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.
More details coming….
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A panel discussion on the ethical questions we should be asking ourselves when we buy and eat food.
How do we build a food system that reflects our deepest values?The current “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation” exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum shares stories of the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, shows how food technologies were developed in Silicon Valley and celebrates today’s diversity of cuisine, while also putting a spotlight on the future of food.
With this in mind, Slow Food South Bay brings together local food experts and celebrities, Jesse Ziff Cool, owner of Jesse Cool Restaurants, author of seven cookbooks and a pioneer in the movement for organic, seasonal, local food; Sibella Kraus, founder of the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market as well as SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education), which cultivates urban-edge places where farming and local fools culture can thrive; Peter Ruddock, a Slow Food California board president and Coordinator of the California Food Policy Council; and Blair Thompson, Hidden Villa’s Animal Husbandry Manager to discuss how our food choices can solve some of society’s biggest problems.
Thursday, August 15,
6:30 pm, Reception at Los Altos History Museum
7:00 pm, Panel Discussion at Los Altos Library
This event is free, but registration is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served.
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Join the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for their bi-annual, Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner to celebrate Slow Food and their chapter’s delegates to Italy’s Terra Madre in 2018! Three delegates represented Sonoma County North: Kathy Matonak (chapter leader), Kelly Osman (Oz Family Farms), and Ellen Shick (food writer). Come join us as we hear Tales of their adventures and have Tastes that are inspired by this international food event.
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National Spinach Day is observed annually on March 26th. Not only are there so many delicious ways that you can enjoy spinach, but it is also incredibly good for you!
An annual plant, spinach is native to central and southwestern Asia. Thought to have originated in ancient Persia, Arab traders carried spinach into India, and then it was introduced into ancient China where it was known as “Persian vegetable The earliest available record of the spinach plant was found in Chinese, saying that the spinach plant was introduced into China via Nepal.
During her reign as queen of France, Catherine de Medici was well known to have enjoyed spinach so much that it was served at every meal. To this day, dishes made with spinach are known as “Florentine” reflecting Catherine’s birth in Florence.
- Spinach is:
- Eaten raw or cooked and is available fresh, frozen or canned.
- One of the best sources of iron.
- An excellent source of calcium, folic acid, fiber, protein, calcium and vitamins A, C and K.
- Is loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants
- Believed to help improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.
Types of spinach:
Savoy: dark green color with curly leaves; usually sold in fresh bunches.
Flat or Smooth Leaf: broad, smooth leaves; mostly grown for canned and frozen spinach as well as soups, baby food and processed foods.
Semi-savoy: a hybrid variety with crinkly leaves: is sold fresh and processed.
- Following China, the United States is the world’s second-largest producer of spinach.
- California, Arizona and New Jersey are the top spinach producing states in the United States.
HOW TO OBSERVE
You might want to have a fresh spinach salad or a spinach pizza or maybe a warm, delicious spinach dip. If one of those is not your choice, perhaps it would be a dish of creamed spinach or spinach lasagna. There are many ways to add spinach to your daily diet and partake in its health benefits. Use #NationalSpinachDay to post on social media.
Our research was unable to find the origin and the creator of National Spinach Day.