Slow Food Upstate

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Thursday August 16, 2012 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
741 Rutherford Rd. Greenville, SC 29609  (map)

 

AUGUST 16 from 3-7 pm

741 Rutherford Rd. @ North Main on the Lawn of the McDunn Studio and Gallery

Greenville, SC 29609

 

Always great food, produce, meats, honey, eggs, all without any GMO's in any part of the food process from the most dedicated producers in our local area.

 

The Slow Food Upstate Farmers Market, "The Earth Market" will hold some educational activities for August in relation to the core of our existence "Sustainability and protecting the EARTH" as we celebreate South Carolina Farmers' Market Month.

 

Samm Simpson a GMO Educator will be on hand to talk to folks about Genetically Modified Organisms in the food system.

What does in mean for the health of the human and what does it mean for the health of the earth?

Samm has worked with Responsible Teechnology to help study these effects.

 

Also, Slow Food Upstate interns will hold a Taste Education activity for Children.

The first 30 children to participate will receive $2.00 in "Slow Money"- a coupon good for purchasing $2.00 worth of products from the Earth Market Producers.

We hope to instill at an early age face to face communication from consumer to producer about the food they eat, and from where it comes.

 

"Good Clean and Fair" our philosophy means Good tasting food, Clean for the environment and a Fair price for both consumer and producer.

Fair also means we believe in a socially just food system and work towards healthy food for everyone.

EBT accepted, and a basket of products is collected each market to "Buy an Extra Helping for the Hungry" which goes to the Project Host Soup Kitchen.

Guest Artist for August is Debbie Wilson.

About 

 

 

 

Debbie Wilson

Gourd art is something I "fell into" after basket weaving for several years. As an art teacher, I could see endless possibilities for this hard shelled natural object. I have woven, wood burned, carved, imbedded objects and stones and painted on gourds for close to ten years - still learning and creating along the way.

 

I am a self-taught rotary carver and am currently learning how to chip carve and work with various gouges to achieve interesting textures and have  recently retired from teaching in the public school.



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