Tuesday, September 15, 2009

USDA announces Farm to School initiative

Elections have consequences, sometimes even good ones. The Gummint getting the Slow Food - Time for Lunch! message? I'll score this one a WIN for our side, in any case.

USDA announces Farm to School initiative - "New Farm-to-School Tactical Teams Will Assist School Administrators Transition to Purchasing More Locally Grown Foods as Part of USDA's 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative'"

Link: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/09/0441.xml

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thanks to the Time for Lunch! participants

The great success of our Time for Lunch! Eat-In/Potluck would not have been possible without the tremendous support we got from our participants. Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks go out to all who joined us for this great event. There will be more eat-in/potlucks and other events to help improve school lunches.

Again, thanks to all our Time for Lunch! participants
Revolution Foods
La-Lo's Ice Cream
Magnolia Photo Booth
Garden Fare
Three Stone Hearth
HOPE Collaborative
Center for Ecoliteracy
Youth Radio
Ecology Center
Events Etc.
Acme Bread
Nana Mae's
Piedmont Party Rental
American Audio Visual
Kijiji Grows

And everyone who volunteered and shared their food with us. Thank you!

Time for Lunch! Campaign continues

After the fantastic success of the Time for Lunch! Eat-In/Potluck Monday Sept. 7, we're not resting on our laurels (or anything else)! We're continuing our campaign for REAL FOOD for school lunches. The Time for Lunch! Eat-In/Potluck has allowed us to reach out to our community and make many new friends. We will join with them to continue our campaign. Check back here for updates and events.

Join Slow Food in September

"We are making a world where everyone can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet."

If any of you have not yet joined Slow Food, now is definitely the time! If you ...are a member, send this message out to anyone interested.

Slow Food USA is doing a special membership outreach this month. For the month of September 2009, a gift of any size will make you a member. ...Give more if you can, less if you can't.

Click the title or this link to join Slow Food.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slow Food East Bay Time for Lunch! event photo album

The complete Slow Food East Bay: Time for Lunch! photo album. We had a great event! Thanks to all of you who helped make this event such a rousing success; volunteers, participants and attendees! Continue to work for better school lunches, get involved with the Slow Food USA Time for Lunch! campaign.

Join Slow Food this month (September 2009) and a gift of any size will make you a member. Give more if you can, less if you can't.
Membership rates will return to $60 on October 1st.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee at East Bay Time for Lunch!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Time for Lunch! in The Atlantic

The Atlantic online published a piece on the Slow Food Time for Lunch! Eat-In/Potluck events. The author of this piece, Gordon Jenkins, was in our leadership here in Berkeley until he moved on to Slow Food USA.

Join the Time for Lunch! campaign for better school lunches (we need volunteers!) and our Labor Day potluck at MLK Jr. Park* in Berkeley 11:30-3:00PM Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7 (more details in an earlier post). Go to slowfoodusa.org for more info and to locate a Labor Day potluck near you.

* Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, (between Allston Way and Center Street)
Berkeley, CA map