Snake River Seeds Harvest Hoe Down

October 30, 2014
Snake River Seeds Harvest Hoe Down

This is Snake River Seeds’ third annual Harvest Hoedown, and this year we are throwing the doors wide open, inviting everyone who cares about food, agriculture and culture to come celebrate with us! The Harvest Hoedown is when we literally put down our hoes and gather to bring in our harvests of seed crops, share stories about the season, and celebrate the bounty of our region. Come meet farmers who are producer members of our seed growing co-operative, and gardeners who are seed-savers and members of our seed library, and watch with wonder as the seeds they’ve grown pile up! Enjoy tasty finger-food, delicious Cinder wine, live music, and a special brief presentation about Culture in Agriculture. Also meet the artists behind our Seedy Art Project, see their works, and bid in the silent auction. About Snake River Seeds– We believe that growing our own food and saving our seeds is one of the most powerful contributions we can make to our regional culture as well as our food security. Rich, regional cultures create not only beauty and well-being, but also solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face. Our mission is to educate and inspire a generation of…

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Dinner and a Movie Returns

September 18, 2014
Dinner and a Movie Returns

 A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler’s journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler’s passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.  We will have a featured discussion host, Organic seed farmer Beth Rasgorshek of Canyon Bounty  Farm.   This event will be held at the Red Feather Lounge at 246 N. 8th St. on September 25th at 6:00 pm.   Tickets are $31.00, including gratuity and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.  

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Tomato Tuesday Menus continue

September 9, 2014
Tomato Tuesday Menus continue

Tasty Tomato dishes continue at local restaurants and this week these delicious tomato dishes will be served at The Modern Hotel and Bar featuring Next Generation Organics tomatoes from Tuesday, Sept. 9-Tuesday, Sept. 16.  We had the pleasure of tasting the upcoming menu items and you will not be disappointed with any of these featured tomato dishes.  Next week’s menus will be featured at Bar Gernika and Basque Market featuring tomatoes from Global Gardens.  Together, we will end the tyranny of the tasteless tomato!!                 

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Bloody Mary Tasting Event

August 21, 2014
Bloody Mary Tasting Event

Join us for an evening in the garden tasting 3 different Bloody Mary’s from Boise’s Top Mixologists! Hosted by Franz Witte and the Tomato Independence Project, the event will be concocted with local, fresh TOMATO JUICE & local spirits. Cocktails will be created special for our event by creative mixologists from The Modern, Bardeney & 3 Girls Catering! Will Bardenay keep the title, Boise’s Best Bloody Mary?  Only you can decide which mixologist gets the grand prize!  You do the voting to send the best mixologist home with the grand prize. Door prizes, snacks provided & recipes to go home with. Music by Ill Fever. ADMISSION: limited to the first 100 to register. $10.00 Admission fee due at the time of registration or thru PayPal.   Register here!

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TRUTH IN OLIVE OIL TASTING SEMINAR

August 10, 2014
TRUTH IN OLIVE OIL TASTING SEMINAR

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition proudly presents EVOO, a fabulous evening of extra virgin olive oil Monday October 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Visual Arts Collective located at 3638 Osage, Garden City.  During the tasting seminar you will taste five different extra virgin olive oils, learn how to know real EVOO from adulterated or rancid oil, experience the different tastes of oils based on olive type and growing conditions, enjoy pairing foods with different oils, and appreciate the similarities of olive oil tasting to wine tasting as you sip Three Horses wine.  This delicious and informative experience will be orchestrated by Dewey Lucero, the most-awarded US producer of extra virgin olive oil, and Patty Darragh and Lisa Pollack from the California Olive Oil Council.  Tickets are $10.00, space is limited and reservations are required.  Raffle tickets will also be available at the door for $5.00 each.  This tasting seminar is inspired by Tom Mueller’s book “Extra VIRGINITY: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.” so remember to bring your copy of Extra Virginity for a free chance to win a most delicious prize. Purchase your tickets now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/686951   Lucero Olive Oil was founded in 2005…

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