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Monday, March 7, 2011

Eat Local - Tuesday March 8th

Hello EAT LOCAL friends!
...time to get together and feed our minds about what we feed ourselves!

Let's continue our monthly tradition of gathering together to share food and watch another great film!!!

"GROWING LOCAL - The Truth About YOUR Food"
brought to you by Raw & Juicy andTwin Oaks Farm

Tuesday MARCH 8th :Movie begins at 6:30 in the building above the restaurant Fokkers, 196 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fountain Square Downtown Ft. Walton Beach

This month we will be viewing:
"The World According to Monsanto"
Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. This century-old empire has created some of the most toxic products ever sold, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the herbicide Agent Orange. Based on a painstaking investigation, The World According to Monsanto puts together the pieces of the company’s history, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and numerous first-hand accounts. Today, Monsanto likes to style itself as a “life sciences” company. The leader in genetically modified seeds, engineered to resist its herbicide Roundup, claims it wants to solve world hunger while protecting the environment. In the light of its troubling past, can we really believe these noble intentions? Misleading reports, collusion, pressure tactics and attempts at corruption: the history of Monsanto is filled with disturbing episodes. Behind its clean, green image, Monsanto is tightening its grasp on the world seed market, striving for market supremacy to the detriment of food security and the global environment.

Join us before the movie for our:
EAT LOCAL 5PM * held in the Art Lair, also in the Fountain Square, 196 Miracle Strip, Unit G
We will hang out and eat yummy food from 5:00-6:00ish, then together clean up and and get ready for the movie which will start promptly at 6:30.

Remember, this is a POTLUCK - so, please bring a food (with serving utensils) or beverage to share featuring local/regional foods.

And it would be great if you could bring plates and cups for your own use, Remember the idea is to reduce your impact!

Here's a reminder on our food guidelines:
The main portion of any dish should be from local or regional ingredients grown or harvested in Florida, Georgia, or Alabama. For example, zucchini bread should be made with zucchini that's as local as possible. But the flour, eggs, and other ingredients could be from anywhere, though if you can get them local--or organic—all the better.

Any meat should be from organic or free-range animals. And yes, harvested can include wild plants, nuts, fish or game.

Here is a list of what's available in town:
Gaia's Natural Foods Buying
Club:Our goal is to create a self-supporting food community by providing cost- and health-conscious consumers within our area access to fresh, wholesome foods from local farmers, ranchers, and other providers.

and don't forget about...
Seaside Farmer's Market!!
The market has been jamming the past few weeks, so please plan to come out this weekend and see what your local farmer, artisan, bakery, and hula hoop maker have to offer you and your family !
THIS (and every) SATURDAY from9am - 1:00pm
Twin Oaks Farm, Raw and Juicy, Ocheesee Dairy, Moonlight Micro Farm, Citrus Cafe...
chicken and duck eggs
milk, cream, butter, cheese
whole chicken
sweet potatoes, snap peas, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes
breads and pasta
Heirloom and organic seeds
(just to name a few...)

Palafox Market, Downtown Pensacola
Saturdays 8-2

Ever'man Natural Foods
315 W. Garden St

Feel free to forward this to anyone who has the passion for eating locally...
And as always, we encourage you to walk, ride your bike, or carpool to the potluck!
If anyone has any questions, needs directions, or just wants to say hello please don't hesitate to call!
Looking forward to it!

Thank you,
Nikki Lyons and Jon Via
Artesano Jewels

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