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2012 Calendar of Events

MAY 2012
Redlands Sustainability Food Focus Group Meeting
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Given upon RSVP.
Slow Food Redlands is the Food Focus section of the Redlands Sustainability Network, a consortium of interested groups and citizens in Redlands working to create a viable, healthy, environmentally and economically sustainable community. We meet together to work on educating our community about sustainable food issues, and formulate action plans for things like food justice, edible landscaping, local food sourcing and supporting our local farmers.

Slow Food Redlands Book Discussion Group
Date & Time: Sunday, May 20th from 2pm to 4 pm
Location: Olive Avenue Market
Book: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

Bring a snack to share and enjoy a lively discussion.

Annette Gonzalez of Coffey Road Cakes is a Redlands resident. She will have samples of her Olive Oil Cakes, which are made with all locally grown fruits, herbs and Olive Oil from Temecula Olive Oil. We will have Olive Oil Tastings from the Malibu Olive Company and Temecula Olive Oil. The event is free and open to the public.

We will be discussing the book: Extra Virginity the Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Muller, a fascinating read which spans continents and ages concerning everything to do with Olive Oil. We will discuss what makes great Olive Oil, what to look for and why buying from our local producers is so very important when it comes to quality. Join us!

Slow Food Saturdays
Date & Time: Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 12pm
Location: The Farmers’ Market at the Grove
Come on by the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and visit our Information Booth. This month’s Demo & Tasting will be presented by Raw Food Educator and Energy Coach, Dara Eden. She will be talking about how to prepare raw foods for vibrant health and energy. Suggested minimum donation for raw nut cheese and crackers and raw treats is $5.00

Garden Volunteer Day at Cope Middle School
Date & Time: Sunday, May 27th from 2pm to 4 pm
Location: Cope Middle School
Come join Jason and Abby Harned of Three Sisters Farms and help maintain Cope Middle School’s garden. It is also a great opportunity to talk with Jason and Abby about your own garden! Bring a hat, water bottle and questions.

Programs & Projects in 2012
Slow Food Saturdays
Date & Time: The 4th Saturday of the month from 10am to 12pm
Location: The Farmers’ Market at the Grove
Come on by the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. Shop, visit our Information Booth and take part in our monthly Demo & Tasting.

April 26th
Chicken Procesing
This demo will be presented by Dave & Heather Fikel of New Frontier Fmaily Farm. Attendees will see how to process a chicken.

May 26th
Raw Food
There is nothing slower than raw food. This month’s Demo & Tasting will be presented by Raw Food Educator and Energy Coach, Dara Eden in the Grove School Lunch Area. She will be talking about how to prepare raw foods for vibrant health and energy. The suggested minimum donation for raw nut cheese and crackers and raw treats is $5.00

June 23rd
Solar Cooking
This class will be presented by Jim La Joie from the San Diego Solar Cooking Club.

July 28th
Jam Making
This class will be presented by Dr. Becky Talyn of Rancho Prectos and the Green Mama Buying Club. Attendees will be making jam in the Grove School Kitchen.

August 25th
How to Cook with Cactus
This class will be presented by Pablo Rodriguez of Redlands Citrus in the Farmers Market Lunch Area.

September 22
Cheese Making
This class will be presented by Marnie Clark of the Cheese Cave in Claremont. She will demonstrate how to make Ricotta and Mozarella in the Grove School Kitchen Area.

October 27
Bread Making
This class will be presented by Mark Woodson in the Grove School Kitchen.

November 17th
Native American Foods
This will be presented by Jolene Redvale Curator of the San Bernardino County Museum and her guest, a Native Foods Expert from a museum in Hemet. This Demo & Tasting will be offered in the lunch area.

December 15th
Gingerbread Workshop
This will be a class for children. The cost is $10.00 per house. A pre-payment is required and will be made available close to the event. It will be offered in the house next to the lunch area, or if weather permitting outside in the lunch area.

Slow Food Redlands Breakfast
Presented at the Farmers’ Market at the Grove quarterly.
April 28th – Organic Yogurt & Homemade Granola with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
August 25th – TBA
October 27th – TBA

Book Discussion Group
Held monthly every third Sunday from 2 to 4 pm. Locations may vary. Subscribe to our e-newsletter, Red Earth Chronicles or check for updates on our website, facebook and twitter.

Date: Sunday, May 20th
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Olive Ave. Market
Book: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tome Mueller
Bring snack to share and enjoy a lively discussion. There will be an olive oil tasting. Join us!

Date: Sunday, June 24th
Book: Slow Money by Woody Tash

Date: Sunday, July 15th
Book: A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage

Date: Sunday, August 19th
Book: The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones

Date: Sunday, September 16th
Book: Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichel

Date: Sunday, October 21st
Book: Terra Madre Forming a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities by Carlo Petrini and Alice Waters

Date: Sunday, November 18th
Book: Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners by Lucille Reche Penner
This is a special Children’s Edition of the Book Discussion Group which will go along with a Heritage Turkey Supper provided by Frontier Family Farms and Slow Food Redlands.

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