17 January 2011

they have the watch, we have the time: Slow Food Indy's annual meeting

On Sunday, Slow Food Indy welcomed Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA, to a potluck meal of local and seasonal treats before he made a presentation about why it's important for us in Indiana to be a part of the national advocacy campaign for food that's good for the people who eat it and for the people and land that produce it.
With thanks to Todd & Kathleen Jameson and Tia Agnew for their service on the SFI Leadership Team, three new members were elected to the ever-rotating board: Gail Brown, Kristin Hess, and Staraya McKinstry. Your SFI ended the year in the black while organizing and co-hosting several fundraising events for the Kelly Funk Recovery Fund.

Jessica Smith from This Old Farm in Darlington, Indiana, spoke about the devastating fire that completely destroyed the processing facility which made possible the sale of the protein and vegetable produce from more than 20 area farm families. Look for more info soon about ways we can help support their rebuilding efforts.

Laura Henderson recapped some of the food accomplishments around Indy during 2009 including urban gardening, entrepreneurial foodways, and continuing education opportunities.

Look for more on SFI's 2011 events and efforts soon!

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