Food Systems Network NYC and “Food for Thought” present
THE NYC FOOD ALMANAC 2011
Forecasting the Year Ahead in Food and Farm Policy and Politics
Since 1818, The Farmers Almanac has provided farmers with uncannily accurate weather predictions based on the predictions of their esteemed weather prognosticator, Caleb Weatherbee.
On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, the first-ever NYC Food Almanac will predict what will – and call for what should – happen during 2011
in the food and farm policy and politics affecting New York City, the
northeast region, the nation, and our planet.
The Food Almanac 2011 panelists include:
Barry Crumbley, President, INTACT Community Development Corporation, and Member, Black Farmers and Agriculturist Practitioners;
David Haight, Director, American Farmland Trust New York;
Brian Halweil, Editor of Edible East End, Publisher of Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn, and Co-Director, Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project;
Anna Lappé, Activist and Author of Diet for a Hot Planet; Co-founder Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund;
Kate MacKenzie, Director, Policy and Government Relations, City Harvest; and
Cheryl Rogowski, Farmer, Activist and winner of the MacArthur Genius Award.
The evening will begin with networking and seasonal hors d’oeuvres from
The Cleaver Co. A simple winter supper will follow the panel discussion
and Q&A. Wine and local beer will be served.
This is the second “Food for Thought” event as created by Mary Cleaver
of The Cleaver Co. and The Green Table, and Karen Lashinsky of 632 on
Hudson and 632Below. These events are aimed at raising awareness about
our food system and raising funds for groups working to improve the
health of our food supply.
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Food Systems Network NYC, a
not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to ensuring the health
and well-being of New Yorkers through access to good, wholesome,
nutritious, and safe food and to supporting a strong, sustainable
regional farm and food economy. FSNYC brings together regional and
local stakeholders – producers, distributors, advocates, officials, and
eaters – to generate synergies that will help defeat hunger, improve
health, and create a vibrant, regional food system. FSNYC is a project
of The Fund for the City of New York.
When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm
6:30 to 7:30 pm – reception and networking
7:30 to 9:00 pm – panel discussion followed by audience Q&A
632 Hudson Street (between Jane and Horatio Sts.)
New York, NY 10014
Tickets: Click here for tickets.
$35 FSNYC Members