Past Slow Food Events
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We have been asked to post the dates of our events so that everyone knows what we are planning. The first is this year’s installment of the film series, which will be April 20 at the Green Center on HACC’s midtown campus. The film being shown is Home, more details to come soon!
The second event is our annual fall Meet the Producers dinner at HACC. The date for that is Friday, September 28. This will be held at the Wildwood Conference Center. Stay tunes for detail on the menu.
We are working on a couple fo other events for early Spring so please keep an eye out on this site.
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Harvest Fruits: Meet the Producer Dinner
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, September 23, 2011
Slow Food Harrisburg welcomes fall at its annual Meet the Producers dinner with a celebration of the fruits of the harvest. The reception and dinner will be held at 6:00 pm on September 23 at the Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).
HARRISBURG, PA – Slow Food Harrisburg’s spring Farm to Table dinner will feature heirloom free-range chicken and fresh earth popping spring greens. Meet the producers (bringing the farm to the table) and enjoy a delicious four course dinner. The dinner will be held at 6:00 PM on April 30 at The Cellar restaurant, Camp Hill. Continue readingPrint This Post
The Dickinson College 2011 Local Food Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 6pm! This fund raising event supports our regional Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign and is sure to tempt your taste buds! We are excited to announce that this year’s local food dinner will host Anna Lappe, daughter of Frances Moore Lappe and international advocate on issues relating to “sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change” as the evening keynote.Please join us for our annual celebration of food, farmers, and building community! Continue readingPrint This Post
Filmmaker Scott Hamilton (award winning director of OT: Our Town) brilliantly captures in a series of explosive and wrenching turns of events, the ways greedy developers, inept politicians and self-serving “community” leaders can run roughshod over the lives of working-class families fighting to save the largest urban farm in America: a 14-acre oasis in Los Angeles that was created in the wake of the 1992 LA riots. Continue readingPrint This Post
Jim Minick is an award-winning author of The Blueberry Years, a memoir about one of the mid-Atlantic’s first pick-your-own, certified-organic blueberry farms. He will give an exclusive Slow Food Harrisburg dinner presentation at 6PM on Tuesday, March15 at Harvest Restaurant, Hershey. Cost: $45 per person includes tax & gratuity; cash bar. To make a reservation, call the Harvest Restaurant at 534-8800 and state that the reservation is for the Slow Food author presentation on March 15. The deadline for reservations is March 12. Continue readingPrint This Post
Help welcome in the Year of the Rabbit (a most auspicious year!) at Slow Food Harrisburg’s 2nd annual Chinese New Year celebration. Enjoy delicious Chinese specialties, musical entertainment and good conversation. The dinner will be hosted at the China Tea House, 610 Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg. This is a great event for the entire family. Last year’s event sold out, so reserve early! Continue readingPrint This Post
Taming the ‘shroom: an introduction to mushroom collection, stewardship, and log-based production techniques
October 23 (10 AM- 3 PM) with one-hour lunch break (noon to 1 pm)
Market Square Presbyterian Church @ 20 South Second Street, Harrisburg, PA
$25 per person (min. of 15 people for the class and max of 50) – includes a light lunch.
Deadline to register is October 10, 2010. For reservations or more information, contact Jennifer Briggs at 717-221-1125 or email to jenbriggs. Checks should be made payable to Jennifer Briggs and mailed to 349 Oak Drive in New Cumberland, PA 17070.Print This Post
By Ira Barrows
The Slow Food movement began in Italy in 1989. As the name implies, Slow Food is the antithesis of fast food and not merely in speed of delivery. Adherents to the Slow Food philosophy of which Carol and I are two, believe in locally grown and raised food and sustainable agriculture.
The Harrisburg Convivium sponsors many events, most notably semi-annual “Slow Suppers” at HACC, with the culinary students, under the chefs’ supervision, visit the producers, plan a menu which they then prepare and serve.
Dickinson College presents its 2010 Local Food Dinner fundraiser for the South Central Buy Fresh/Buy Local campaign. There is an indoor farmers’ market from 3PM to 6PM. This is followed by the dinner starting at 6:30. The market will be held in Holland Union Building and is free to the public. The dinner will be held in the Social Hall of the Holland Union Building. Suggested donation is $15. To reserve your ticket, contact Jenn Halpin at 717.245.1251 or halpinj.Print This Post
Irwin Richman is Director of Research and Development of the Heirloom Seed Project of the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster. He was a longtime Professor of American Studies and History at Penn State Harrisburg. Penn State Alumni Magazine described Mr. Richman as the “Godfather of the Museum Profession in Central Pennsylvania,” since many of his former students have been placed in our regional museums. A popular speaker, he is also the author of over 25 books. Continue readingPrint This Post