Slow Food New Year

December 21, 2009 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment

Here’s a way to start the new year right AND support fresh local food in our local schools.

Slow Food Triangle’s Second Annual Traditional Southern New Year’s Day dinner will celebrate regional culinary traditions, local farmers and artisan food producers. This year’s meal also will raise much-needed funds for a pilot local food project at Durham’s E.K. Powe Elementary School.

Dinner is from 4-7 pm on Friday, January 1, on the 2nd floor of Building 2 in the Golden Belt complex (807 E. Main Street, Durham 27701). Enjoy traditional local collards, cornbread, and hoppin’ john, as well as fresh, hearth-based loaves, sweet potato pie, and more. Admission is $15 for Slow Food members, $18 for non-members, and free for children 10 and younger.  Please BYOB and to minimize waste, bring your own plate. Slow Food Triangle and event sponsors will provide the food and some beverages. 

The E.K. Powe Elementary pilot program is a collaboration between school staff, parents, and Slow Food Triangle volunteers to introduce a “Good Taste Bar” in the cafeteria 1-2 times per month from February through June. Lunch offerings will be prepared using fresh, local ingredients and conform to standard federal school nutrition guidelines. Current menu items under consideration include pizzas, tacos, sandwiches, and a salad bar – all prepared with locally grown and sourced ingredients.

Interested in volunteering? Contact

Sponsors include:  Slow Food Triangle, Golden Belt Arts, Sage & Swift Catering, Anson Mills, The Splinter Group, Scratch Seasonal Artisan Baking, Farmer’s Daughter, Wine Authorities, Docusource of NC, Homeland Creamery, and Counter Culture Coffee.

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