As any foodie can tell you, fresh and local is where it’s at when it comes to what’s on your plate. It’s fresher, it tastes better, it’s better for the planet, and it helps to support a strong local food community. If you’d like to know more about the local food movement, you’ll want to check out the next edition of the Coquitlam Leadership Speaker Series: From Field to Fork. The event features a panel of four very prominent speakers – as well as their facilitator – at Evergreen Cultural Centre on Thursday, November 22, 2012 starting at 7:00pm.
Learning About Food and Eating it, Too
The panelists will discuss the benefits and challenges of sourcing and eating locally grown food. They’ll also explore how every individual’s personal food choices impact the health and sustainability of our food system. That all sounds fascinating, but if you love food I think you’ll agree that eating it is where it’s at. To that end, ticket holders will have a chance to sample food from local vendors including: Hopcott Premium Meats, Golden Ears Cheese Crafters, COBS Breads, Cloud 9 Bakery, Granville Island Brewery, and more.
You’ll be hearing from:
- Alisa Smith, the co-author of The 100 Mile Diet and co-host of The 100 Mile Challenge television series
- Peter Ladner, former Vancouver City Councillor and author of The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way we Feed Cities
- Chef Andrea Carlson, former Executive Chef from Bishop’s Restaurant and now partner with Harvest, a local food grocer and café
- Stephen Gallagher, farmer at Nathan Creek Organic Farm Community Supported Agriculture
- Janis Magnuson – Facilitator, L.L.B./J.D., food security, and co-housing advocate
Hear About the Local Food Movement
The local food movement has really taken root in our region over the last few years, spurring a lot of discussion. This event will give local residents a chance to hear all about what it means to our community and our world, when food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is all done locally.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase for $20.00 each and groups of 10 or more are $15.00 each through the Evergreen Cultural Centre Box Office at 604.927.6555 or online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.