After a holiday break, the Treasure Valley Food Coalition dinners in the Red Feather cellar resume on the last Thursday of each month. January’s event will be a discussion about food security in the Treasure Valley. Our food, an essential element of our daily life, is anything but secure. Grocery stores have just a few days’ worth of food on the shelves. The overwhelming majority of the food we eat everyday in the Treasure Valley is grown elsewhere, even though we have the climate, soil, water, and ability to grow much of it here. Come enjoy a terrific meal from local ingredients, meet folks who are interested in the food system of the Treasure Valley, and share your thoughts on what we can do to ensure we have a nutritious, sustainable food supply for all residents. Thursday, January 26, 2012 Doors open at 6:30. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $25, supporting the work of TVFC. Seating is limited. RSVP to: email@example.com or respond to this post.
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Local food in the Treasure Valley is on the agenda for the next Fettuccine Forum. Amy Hutchinson, Guy Hand and Janie Burns will present on 2011: The Year of Idaho Food. Recently concluded, the Year of Idaho Food was a grass-roots, year-long, statewide look at the surprising variety of foods grown in Idaho – and not simply focusing on the foods themselves, but also on the social, economic and environmental significance of those foods. In addition to discussing the many ways Idahoans celebrated the year and the valuable insights these celebrations engendered (i.e. in a world of uncertainty we have the ability to feed ourselves, and feed ourselves well) presenters also will share their 2012 plan for engaging more people as active participants in our food system through an in-depth look at twelve foods historically grown in Idaho for local consumption. Come listen to the presentation at 5:30 p.m., Thursday February 2, 2012 at the Rose Room, downtown Boise. The forum is a free public lecture series held the first Thursday of the month during the academic year. Founded in 1989 by the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, the educational forum about the history and cultural life of…
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