What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!
>Bee crisis stinging world food production Why bees are so important to food production and why we need to save them
> Ag-gag law struck down in Idaho, which would have made it illegal to videotape farm activity. Read about the big win for exposing abuse on factory farms from NYT.
National Event Pick:
Mon, August 10th, National S’mores Day!
That’s right! Today is National S’mores Day- here are a few healthier twists on our traditional summer staple!
1. Tues, August 11th, 7PM to 9:30PMRedwood Studios | 55 9th St. | BrooklynDining on Data: The Future of Cooking, Eating & Running a Food BizA Food+ Tech Meetup that will looking at five companies’ business models, the innovative ways they use data, and their lessons learned. Hear from presenters from Foodpairing, IBM Watson Group, Dinner Lab, Union Square Hospitality Group, TechTable, and Handpick. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.
2. Wed, August 12th, 6PM to 8PMJohn Anthony’s | 2W 35th St | Manhattan
Break up your work week with Brooklyn Brewery as they serve up Brooklyn Lager, Sorachi Ace, Summer Ale and Blast at John Anthony’s. Plus, you can take home some Brooklyn swag!
3. Wed, August 12th, 7PM to 9PM
Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm |Flushing Ave and Clinton Ave | Brooklyn
Sustainable Lobster Workshop with Luke’s Lobster
Don’t mind if I do! Enjoy a lobster and an evening learning from the masters at Luke’s Lobster. They’ll cover sustainable practices, handling and cooking methods, and a peek into a day in a lobsterman’s life. Tickets are $65.
4. Sat, August 15th, 11AM to 1:30PM
La Finca del Sur | 138th St & the Grand Concourse| Bronx
Grass Roots Organizing 101
Want to do more organizing on food justice issues in your community? In partnership with Just Food, this workshop will focus on building community support and engagement to help participants do advocacy and grassroots campaigning on food justice issues that impact their community. Free to attend!
5. Sun, August 16th, 1PM
Hill Country Barbecue| 345 Adams St | Brooklyn
Brooklyn Homebrew Takedown
Celebrate your Brooklyn pride with 18 different homebrews to sample. Vote on the best beer and enjoy delicious BBQ while you sample. Tickets are $20.