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Slow Food Alameda - Slow Food Berkeley – Co- Sponsored Upcoming Event

THE GIARDINIERA WORKSHOP - Learn the secrets of the Italian garden preserve and pack summer flavors for winter!

Monday October 12th from 6pm to 8pm

C'Era Una Volta Restaurant (http://www.ceraunavolta.us/)
1332 Park St #D, Alameda

Rudy Duran, chef and owner of C'era Una Volta will teach the secrets of the Italian giardiniera salad at his restaurant in Alameda. You will help the chef cut and chop all the seasonal vegetables from Rudy's recipe and you will assist the "maestro" in preparing this preserve, which mildly flavored and will accompany many great winter dishes in the coming months!
You will bring home a quart of the giardiniera preserve at the end of the night and you could teach all your friends how to make the real giardiniera.
The price for the event is $20 for Slow Food members, $25 for non-members.
Only 30 places available: get your ticket now!
Use the Brown Paper Ticket link below

From our friends at Slow Food Berkeley

End-of-Summer Tomato U-Pick and Picnic Saturday, September 19th

Tomato U-Pick and Picnic at Mariquita Farm

Organic Tomatoes, Seven Different Kinds, 50 cents a pound

Join us for an end-of-summer tomato picking and a picnic at Mariquita Farm in Hollister. Our hosts, Andy Griffin and Julia Wiley, have an abundant crop of San Marzano, Beefsteak, Early Girl, Green Zebras, Mixed Heirlooms, Gold Slicers, Sun Gold Cherry & Washington Red Cherry Tomatoes.
DETAILS: 1. Arrive between 9:30 and 10 am - the farm is near Gilroy, about 90 minutes from the East Bay or San Francisco (directions provided upon reservation). No pets please.
2. Pick tomatoes and pay for your haul - just 50 cents a pound! Andy & Julia will also have a mini-farm stand set up with a selection of their other organic produce for sale at attractive prices.
3. Around noon, settle down in the shade for a light picnic lunch of sandwiches, Andy's roasted padron peppers, agua frescas and dessert. Andy will give a brief tomato talk about growing tomatoes in the 21st century.
4. Around 1:00 pm, head for home.
COST: $6 per person (includes picnic lunch).
Space is limited. Click here (or email: slowfoodberkeleytomatoupick@gmail.com) to sign up. We will send you an e-mail confirming your reservation, and providing directions to the farm and additional details.
It's tomato pickin' time!Come join us! Mark your calendar!

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The National Eat-In Potluck
Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2009

Paru at San Jose Ave. in Alameda
Time: 11AM – 2 PM

Gather with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors - and people across America –
in a national day of action to support Good, Clean and Fair Food in our schools.

Come eat with friends and family in one of Alameda’s beautiful local parks. Enjoy
Kids’ Art and Play with Food activity and hear a speaker panel on the Alameda
Schools lunch program. The Slow Food “Time for Lunch” program supports giving
our schools the resources they need to serve Real Food. Bring food to share that is
Good, Clean and Fair, chairs or a blanket to sit on, and eating utensils for your family
The Big Picture: The President is calling for health care reform and the First Lady is teaching
kids to grow food on the White House Lawn. This fall, Congress will debate the Child Nutrition
Act, which is the law that determines what kind of food is provided for kids at school. By giving
schools the resources to serve Real Food, we can give our children a better future and a better
world of opportunity, security and good health.
With proven links between healthy food and a good quality of life, or between cheap food and
rising health care costs, it’s important to nourish our children well and to teach them about Real
Food both at home and at school. Real Food is good at every link in the chain. It tastes good, it’s
good for us, it’s good for the people who grow it, it’s good for our country and it’s good for the
Let’s support our schools by giving them the resources to serve Real Food, instead of the
processed foods that endanger our children’s health.
To Raise Awareness at the Local Level: Slow Food Alameda is hosting the Alameda Town
Eat-In Potluck and reaching out to everyone in the community who cares about the well being of
our children: parents, family members, teachers, librarians, doctors, school administrators and
board members, civic leaders, community organizations and churches, and the kids themselves.
Find out more at
http://www.slowfoodusa.org/, where Slow Food President Josh Viertal
explains the Time for Lunch Campaign and it’s easy to:
· Sign the Time for Lunch petition
· Contact your legislators
For more information, and to join our campaign, go to Slow Food Alameda at:
slowfoodalameda@comcast.net or to http://slowfoodalameda.blogspot.com/ for details
on the exact time and place for the Slow Food Alameda Eat-In

Slow Food USA is a grassroots network of people who believe that good,
clean and fair food is the right of everyone

"Time For Lunch" School Lunch Bill Pot Luck Organizational Meeting

Our next event will be Thursday June 25th, 6pm at the wonderful Autobody Fine Art Gallery, graciously hosted by Jacque and Colin, two of your fellow Slow Food Alameda Members. We will be discussing the upcoming Slow Food USA School Lunch Bill Reauthorization Campaign “Time For Lunch”. We hope to get as many parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else interested in becoming active and advocating for good, clean, and fair food in our schools.

Additionally, Rachel Saunders, our 2008 Terra Madre delegate and producer of Blue Chair Fruit, will give a brief talk on her experience at Terra Madre last fall.

Please bring enough good, clean and fair food for about 6 people, along with enough plates, silverware and cups for everyone in your group. Water and possibly tea and coffee will be provided.

Wine and beer will be sold to recoup the cost of renting the space, or a small donation is appreciated.

Please RSVP with the number in your party to this e-mail – slowfoodalameda@comcast.net . Address of the event and contact persons are below. The door is just to the left of Lee’s Auto Supply.

Autobody Fine Art

Jacqueline Cooper
Colin Herrick
Gallery Directors

1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510.865.2608

Slow Food Alameda

Leadership Committee