I think we’re all only too glad to give the boot to 2010! May your 2011 be productive, creative, and delicious. I’m very pleased to start the year with these three January events that will help get your sustainable practices resolutions off to a good start!
- Films 4 Change Festival: Food, Inc., Broad Stage—It’s my great pleasure to moderate this stellar post-film panel: Suzanne Goin, of Lucques, AOC, and Tavern restaurants; Greg Nauta of Rocky Canyon Farms; and Romeo Coleman of Coleman Family Farm. Discussion after this provocative film should prove lively with these experts. They’ll have a lot to offer to help us make wiser food choices in 2011.
- Cooking from the field at Rutiz Family Farms—this is one of my favorite ways to get inspired and to show you just how easy it is to cook tasty food. Maureen, Jerry, and I look at what’s ready to harvest, and then, with the help of a camp stove and pan, we improvise right at the farm in downtown Arroyo Grande. Take a ride up to the farm, grab a seat on a hay bale, and let’s get cooking!
- San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden—this is the third annual harvest supper to benefit the garden and honor San Luis Obispo growers. I’m delighted to be invited back to emcee the evening. This year’s honorees include Rocky Canyon Produce, Munak Ranch, Rutiz Farm, The Abalone Farm, Vineyards Growing Veggies, Clayborne & Churchill Vineyards, Nature’s Touch, and Halter Ranch Vineyard. Chef Maegen Loring of The Neon Carrot in SLO will be cooking. Yummm.
Looking forward to seeing you there!