Field to Family 2008 Celebrates Local Food and Culinary Excellence Sept 4-20!
Join us at our many fun and educational events.
Events include a downtown Iowa City Culinary Walk, September 4 from 5:30pm ot 8pm, where six restaurants showcase the products of their favorite local growers in a display of elegant hors d’oeuvres. Participating restaurants include Atlas, Devotay, One Twenty Six, New Pioneer Food Co-op, The Red Avocado, and Motley Cow. Tickets are $25 /person (children under 6 are free). Tickets are available at New Pioneer Food Co-op stores.
Proceeds benefit the Johnson County Local Food Alliance. http://www.jclfa.org
Farmer’s Market Cooking Demonstration
Get new menu ideas at the Iowa City Farmers’ Market September 6 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am when Chef Dave Burt of The Red Avocado takes inspiration from the day’s offerings and demonstrates easy recipes on the spot. This event is free and open to the public.
Farmer’s Market “Meet the Activists”
Who is working to promote local foods in this area? Meet kindred spirits at the Field to Family Market Fair September 6 from 7:30am to 11am under the bridge at the Iowa City Farmers’ Market. This event is free and open to the public.
It’s all about plants – any plant but grass! See permaculture in action at two local gardens from 1pm to 4pm on September 7 with Backyard Abundance folks Fred Meyer and Mary Crooks. Learn how permaculture can help us meet our need for food, shelter, and community in a way that harmonizes with nature. This event is free; meet at the Iowa City New Pioneer Food Co-op store. To learn more, visit http://www.BackyardAbundance.org
Children’s “Move It, Dig It, Do It” Event
Give the kids a wild romp with an educational spin. Bring them to The Iowa Children’s Museum Sept. 7 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm event Move it! Dig It! Do it! at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Discover “Farming through the Ages”, with real draft horses, and see vehicles of all kinds up-close in Construction Zone and Road Runners. Play and learn at over 12 hands-on activities, including Making Salsa from fresh local ingredients. Advance ticket sales at Children’s Museum: $6/person, under age 3 free, $25 family, Day of event $8/person. Visit www.theicm.org to learn more.
Chef Kurt Friese Book Reading
Savor locally-sourced refreshments as local author and chef Kurt Michael Friese reads aloud from his new book, A Cook’s Journey: Slow Food in the Heartland September 14, 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Motley Cow restaurant. Suggested donation is $10
Food Preservation Workshop
Come learn how people in your community are “putting some of the summer in a jar” at the Food Preservation Workshop September 20 from 9am to 4:15pm at 123 E Market St., in Iowa City. Learn about canning pickled green beans, tomato salsa, and green tomato-apple chutney. Learn how to put a root cellar to work for you, how to dehydrate fruit, make fabulous jam and home-can Iowa grass-fed beef. This event is free; please register by visiting www.newpi.com or calling Steph at 338-9441 so we can plan for the event.