Slow Food NYC is taking the mantle from the recently closed, Food Systems Network NYC and is hosting the 5th Annual Food Almanac tomorrow, February 3, at Brooklyn Winery. This year’s theme: “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience.” (For more about the past Food Almanacs, see, Update on Food Almanac 2014: An Evening of Food Policy Prognostications).
When: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th St. (between Driggs and Roebling)
Event includes local hors d’ouevres of cheese, charcuterie, crudite, local beer, Brooklyn Winery wine, followed by an extraordinary panel discussion & networking
Tickets: Click here
Regular Admission – $50, w/ Urban Harvest Contribution opportunity $55
Slow Food Members – $40; w/ Urban Harvest Contribution opportunity $45
Proceeds benefit Slow Food NYC’s Urban Harvest program*
About the event
From Slow Food NYC: “Since 1818, farmers have relied on the Farmers’ Almanac for homey wit and uncannily accurate weather predictions to inform their planting, harvesting, and day-to-day living. In 2015, Slow Food New York City, continuing a Food Systems Network NYC tradition, will sponsor the fifth annual Food Almanac, a food and farming prognostication inspired by the Farmers’ Almanac.”
The Food Almanac is a singular opportunity for foodactive individuals to consider all things food and farming in the New Year. This year, a panel of farmers, scientists, and policymakers will speculate on an incredibly important aspect of food and farming — “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience.”
While the topic is sobering, not all will be food for thought! Attendees also will enjoy local wines and beers accompanied by stationary hors d’ouevres.
Jennifer Phillips, Gansvoort Farm, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Amanda Andrews, Farmer, Tamarack Hollow Farm
Joseph Musso, Senior Program Manager, Agency Resiliency, Office of the Mayor of the City on New York
Gwen Schantz, Farmer, Brooklyn Grange
Sacha Spector, Conservation Biologist, Scenic Hudson
Bina Venkataraman, Director of Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute and Op-Ed Columnist, The Boston Globe
Hilary Baum, Baum Forum, Public Market Partners; and SFNYC Snailblazers Mary Cleaver, The Cleaver Company, the Green Table; Peter Hoffman, Back Forty East and West; and Bill Telepan, Telepan
*Proceeds from this unique, informative, and fun event, produced by the SFNYC Food and Farm Policy Committee, will benefit the not-for-profit Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program of support for the good food education of New York City children at 16 schools around the City and on an educational, urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn. Urban Harvest activities include edible school gardens, cooking classes, field trips, good food courses, and student run “farmstands” offering fresh, local produce to school and neighboring communities.