This morning I found this fantastic idea at the blog: Heirlooms and wooden spoons ... imagined what if we ran as an event here where I live...
To ensure we have healthy food well in the future we have to ensure that we understand the entire reality behind the production of food and how it gets to out tables.
WE spend millions on talking about health...but I dont see that translating into the kinds of activities
that get to the heart of the issues.
THIS IDEA for me ticks a lot of boxes...
1. Its convivial.... in truth a "happy meal" is a shared meal... good company and conversation... the food need not be fancy but nourishing and well put together.
2. To make 'slow food' we care to know what we are putting on the plate and have take a little time to create the meal. It is not about gourmet and expensive... but it is about thinking backyard herbs, farmer market veg, a few simple ingredients that we make the most of.
3. When we share this kind of meal there are stories to share... where one bought the tomatoes. or who grew the parsley.
Simple really.... but profound actually.
Taking the time today to care will make a difference ...especially the more we share this kind of activity and encourage it in our communities!
THE CHALLENGE: This September 17, you're invited to take back the 'value meal' by getting together with family, friends and neighbors for a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person. Cook a meal with family and friends, have a potluck, or find a local event.
WHY: Because slow food shouldn't have to cost more than fast food. If you know how to cook, then teach others. If you want to learn, this is your chance. Together, we're sending a message that too many people live in communities where it's harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. Everybody should be able to eat fresh, healthy food every day.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Sign up for the challenge! You can cook a meal with friends and family, find a local event, or host your own event. When you sign up, we’ll send you $5 cooking tips.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE:
"On Sept. 17, I pledge to share a fresh, healthy meal that costs less than $5 -- because slow food shouldn't have to cost more than fast food."