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Peak Moment Conversations » Blog Archive » 189: Menu for the Future - Bringing Farmers to the Table

189: Menu for the Future - Bringing Farmers to the Table

pm189_150.jpgWhat happens if you create 25 small groups to discuss food values and issues, and include a local farmer or food producer in each one? Innovative organizers Judy Alexander, Dick Bergeron and Peter Bates facilitated the “Menu for the Future” groups to support local farmers and educate eaters. Results? Eaters changed their food choices, and the market for local food products expanded. Winners all around! [http://www.nwei.org].

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Read about this conversation on Janaia’s journal Farmers Join Eaters for “Menu for the Future” groups.

4 Responses to “189: Menu for the Future - Bringing Farmers to the Table”

  1. A True Menu for the Future – How Port Townsend, WA is Bring Farmers to the Table and Creating Sustainable Local Food Systems « Says:

    […] local reliance, you can meet our Port Townsend NWEI North American Gathering co-hosts by clicking here to watch a clip from their interview about their work creating more sustainable local food systems […]

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  4. Champagne Bubbles – January 2, 2013 « Spring Creek Homesteading Says:

    […] The Penns Valley Learning Garden is offering a six week discussion course called Menu for the Future, from January 31 to March 7 on six consecutive Thursdays at the Inglbean Coffeehouse in Millheim from 7  to 9 p.m. The course is offered through the North West Earth Institute and is a collection of essays by writers such as Wendell Berry,Francis Moore Lappe, Michael Pollan and many more. (This link shows what one town did to promote local sustainable food choices.) […]

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