Julie Winslow

Joel Salatin, to Speak at APCC

by Slow Food Cape Cod on September 15, 2009

Joel Salatin,  America’s most influential farmer, is the guest speaker at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s 2009 Annual meeting! Tickets are free for members of the Association and $20.00 for non-members. Joel Salatin came on my radar when I read Michael Pollan’s book “Omnivore’s Dilemma”. In the book, Michael Pollan wanted to purchase meat products from the farm and have them shipped. He soon found out the only way to get  local food was to be in the area, since Joel did not ship product. This ended up with a trip to the farm, and a very engaging introduction to Joel’s farming methods. The book opened my eyes to farming and how important it is to know where/how our food is produced. I am SO, SO excited to hear him speak, he is the author of several books, the latest being “Everything I Want to Do is Illegal“.

Details:

Where: Tiden Performing Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College Route 132, Hyannis

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time: 5:00 to 6:00 Business Meeting  / 6:00 PM Joel Salatin Presents

Cost: $20.00 non members, free for members (I was able to join the association for $40 and this included 2 tickets, so I strongly suggest we show our support of preserving Cape Cod and join as members)

RSVP: To get tickets online go to www.apcc.org (prefered), or call 508-362-4226

Hat Tip: Julie Winslow, Cape Coastal Farm

Blog: Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader

 

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Slow Food Dinner – Feb 19th / CSA Discussion

by Slow Food Cape Cod on February 4, 2009

 

Great News – Chef Jerome Watkins has offered to host yet another Slow Food Dinner for us at Willy’s in Eastham, this time it is a rabbit tasting menu. His focus is to use local, organic foods and one taste says it all – “local foods rule”. Last month was such a success we had about 50 people gather at Willy’s and enjoyed a meal together. We are also going to have a discussion on CSA – community supported agriculture. We have invited Donna from Cedar Spring Herb Farm to educate us on her CSA-W (includes wellness). This is the  second year Cedar Spring Farm will be offering a CSA-W, so it will be great to support the effort.  See the menu below for the scrumptious details of our next culinary adventure.  Many thanks to Tim Friary from Cape Cod Organics, Julie WInslow from Cape Coastal Farm, E&T Farm and Cottage Street Bakery for their support and contributions to our dinners. Profits will be donated to a local farm to assist in getting them past the snow season. Email to me if you plan to attend, vegetarian option is available. We have been setting up a long table so we can all sit together, so come on your own, or bring a friend/significant other. Information will be on hand for some of the Cape’s CSA’s – a great way for coproducers (the consumer) to create a direct relationship with a farm and recieve a weekly basket of produce – a win/win for all.

Dinner Details:

Where: Wily’s in Eastham – Route 6 255-6370

When: February 19th at 7:00 PM

Price: $40.00 per person (plus tip)

RSVP: Mary at slowfoodcapecod@nullgmail.com

MENU
First Course

Julie’s organic purple kale soup, with local winter vegetables, and just dug baby potatoes

Second Course

Rabbit Tasting

Handmade pappardelle with rabbit meatball, and hearty ragout,

Braised leg with carrot and fennel flan, and marinated truffled loin, veggie du jour and herb infused jus

Third Course

Hydroponic mixed greens, pickled red onions, Gruyere stuffed buttermilk pastry served with plum preserve

Fourth Course

Carrot & cardamon cupcake, quenelle of toasted walnut icing, candied julienne haystack, and essence of carrot

 

 

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