April Dinner and a Movie- Mary Temple Grandin

April 25, 2016
April Dinner and a Movie- Mary Temple Grandin

Red Feather Cellar Cost $31 (tip included) purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets In April we are going to show the award winning HBO biopic on Mary Temple Grandin.  Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior.   NPR‘s David Bianculli unambiguously named the film “the best tele-movie of the past several years… I can’t praise this movie highly enough. It’s not maudlin or sentimental, but it is excitingly inspirational…every sight and every sound in HBO’sTemple Grandin is perfect.”   Join us to enjoy this singular film and for a discussion about “ethical meat” following.  Ed Wilsey and his wife Debbie will be joining us.  Ed is a life long rancher who raises animals with sustainable agricultural practices using no hormones or antibiotics.  He and Debbie believe that good food begins with sustainable use of the soil and that animals thrive on pasture rather than feed lots.

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Foodfort: Grains In The Gem State

March 8, 2016
Foodfort: Grains In The Gem State

  Treefort, Boise’s rising cultural icon, has added food to its line of Forts.   The Treasure Valley Food Coalition kicks off Foodfort’s Culinary Conversations on Friday, March 25 at 3:30 with a new look at an old crop:  Grains in the Gem State.  Idaho farmers involved in heirloom wheat, polenta corn, food barley, and teff will share their perspectives on this new frontier of the local food movement.   James Beard Award nominee Mike Runsvold of Acme Bake Shop adds his insights on baking for taste and nutrition. TVFC is the non profit sponsor for Foodfort/Alefort (FF/AF) this year and we need your help…   We have a few slots available for selling tokens in the FF/AF tent.  If you volunteer you get the opportunity to purchase a Treefort pass for just $30 which is an amazing deal.  Training for volunteers is next week so if you are interested send an email to: ssmedlin@gmail.com and she will get you the link that will show you the open slots.   Here’s what you need to know about volunteering: Sign up for at least two shifts if you wish to receive a free Treefort T-shirt and a $30 5-day pass We will be holding a…

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Organic 101 Workshop

November 20, 2015
Organic 101 Workshop

Organic Workshop to Help Growers Meet Demand Twin Falls, ID – Farmers are invited to attend an Organic Workshop on December 3, in Twin Falls, Idaho. The workshop will feature organic market opportunities, certification training, organic nutrient sources, and a farmer panel discussion on tips for organic transition and certification. The workshop is presented by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides in partnership with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and University of Idaho to help farmers meet the demand of the growing organic sector of agriculture. “The calls are coming in,” says Johanna Phillips, organic program manager with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. “In the last year, we have experienced a steady increase in the number of farmers wanting information on the certification process and those completing certification for the first time. We now certify 166 farms in Idaho.” According to the recently released 2014 USDA Organic Survey, Idaho ranks 10th in the nation for the number of certified acres at 125,000 acres. Consumer demand is increasing with organic food sales up 11% in 2014 to $35.9 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. “Consumers continue to show strong support for organically-grown foods,” says Jennifer Miller, healthy food and farms program director with the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides. “We are excited to offer this training and help more farmers successfully enter and…

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Last Dinner & a Movie

September 10, 2015
Last Dinner & a Movie

Join us to watch Fed Up on September 24 @ 6pm at Red Feather Lounge.  Fed Up, a 2014 American documentary film which focuses on the causes of obesity in the US.  The film presents evidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem, and points to the monied lobbying power of “Big Sugar” in blocking attempts to enact policies to address the issue. Trailer for Fed UP Link for event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2263952

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Tomato-gating

September 6, 2015
Tomato-gating

Come on down to North End Organic Nursery at 3777 W. Chinden Blvd from 6-10pm on Saturday Sept. 12th for a potluck, drinks and BSU vs. BYU projected on the side of the building! This is going to be a one of a kind, fun community event.    Bring a potluck and enjoy local beers from Payette Brewing Co.!  

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