Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Food for Thought: Prince George's County Food & Farms Events This Week

Two interesting events highlighting local food and farming are happening this week...many thanks to Peg Callahan for the heads up!

The Thursday event at DC's Busboys & Poets will bring together a wide variety of people invested in local food, from growers to community activists to restauranteurs, for what promises to be an enlightening conversation.

Busboys & Poets: Building Local Food Systems September 22nd - 6:00pm
(Langston Room, 14th & V Streets, NW) $5.00 suggested donation. 
Speakers will lead a lively discussion about building local, just food systems. Discussion will include those initiatives that work to bring fresh and local foods into restaurants and communities, urban neighborhoods and institutional settings. They'll also discuss those programs that work with under-served and immigrant farmers in the Washington, DC area. Panelists will include a representative from the Accokeek Foundation; Mapy Alvarez of the National Immigrant Farming Initiative; Holly Freishtat, Food Policy Director for the Baltimore City Department of Planning; and growers from ECO City Farms in Edmonston, Maryland.

For more information please contact Molly at mmeehan@accokeek.org.

Many of you will remember Pax River Alpacas from previous events at Cheverly Community Market. After visiting the Market this Saturday morning, why not take a trip to the farm to learn about these beautiful animals (and get some of the nicest yarn you'll ever find!)

A Day on the Farm at Pax River Alpacas September 24th - 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Meet, pet and feed the alpacas. Learn about alpacas and alpaca fiber. Spinning and weaving demonstrations. Alpaca training demonstrations. Special prices on exquisite alpaca yarns and gift items at The Alpaca Yarn & Fiber Shop. Great buys on award winning alpacas.

Visit Pax River Alpacas for more information.

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