The cooking demo was fun! Thanks so much to everyone who came out, introduced themselves, gobbled up food samples, or had a chat about Vita-Mixes or organic limes or any of the other lovely things I got to talk to you about.
I realized that I would have loved to have talked talked talked, so you have inspired me to look into finding youth groups or high school/college environmental clubs or animal rights groups to do talks and discussions! If anyone has insight on this, I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks so much to my longtime friend Alex for getting some photos:
What’s in store next? Don’t forget THIS SATURDAY NIGHT you can come and join interested and like-minded people at SteelStacks’ cinema for a screening of Forks Over Knives.
What Food, Inc. did for food politics, Forks Over Knives does for nutrition and health. Need more convicing? Here ya go:
There is so much to be said on this topic, but I urge you to see the film – available on DVD, on Netflix, or at SteelStacks this weekend with a discussion to follow (you’re going to want to talk about it!), or pick up the book The China Study or the Forks Over Knives tie-in book.
*Especially of interest for anyone looking to prevent or manage cancer, or anyone who supports finding a cancer cure. Get out your “Save the Ta-Ta’s” or “I feel my Boobs” t-shirts and learn about something that may be, and for some has proven to be, a way to prevent this awful disease.
So hopefully I’ll see you at SteelStacks in Bethlehem this Saturday, Sept. 3rd at 7:30pm for the screening and then discussion of Forks Over Knives!
Today is the FIRST day of the new Farmers Market at SteelStacks on Southside Bethlehem! If you’re not feeling sure about going, let me just say this:
Among the vendors listed is Balasia. Bam. See you there, yes?
Also: an organic and fair trade coffee and tea vendor, Easton Salsa Company (how can a condiment be so good!?), several other vendors offering vegan goods, produce and vegetable plants, and a winery (hey now!) to name a few.
It’s from 3pm-7pm.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Inside Steelstacks cinema is the screening of Fresh, a food documentary about the contamination of food and agriculture, of how it became “profit over people”, how spraying chemicals on everything and violently abusing animals became standard. Beyond the grim veil of all the things we’ve done to make such a mess, the film shows real life examples of people that have followed a new way (perhaps, more accurately, an old way) of doing things that doesn’t devastate the earth, animals, crops or people.
The film begins at 7:30pm, cost is $9.50 and there is a student discount. Discussion panelists include: Dr. Megan Grega, the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of the Kellyn Foundation, Brian Moyer, Scott Meyer.
Scott Meyer is the author of a really neat book that, incidentally, I was just looking at two weeks ago without realizing we’d get to talk to him. The City Homesteader covers all essentials of urban farming and gardening, including DIY money saving (and earth saving) tips, and the book has a beautiful design. *It does contain non-vegan info like how to raise chickens and such, but you’re all adults and can decide what info is pertinent or not.
SEE YOU THERE!