Reclaiming Our Food

FOOD DAY brings together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.  This new book gives plenty of shining examples of how to convert these ideals into ACTION!

Order the book online here, and pick it up at the Haven on October 23!

    Sunday October 23, 2011 

    6:00 PM

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    The Haven at First & Market
    112 W Market Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902



    Kathy Kildea, Program Coordinator 
    Market Central, Inc. 

    Look at all these folks who believe that FOOD DAY is a great thing:

    UVA Food Collaborative

    VA Food System Council logolocal food hub logoMorvenRelay FoodsWhole FoodsHealthy Food Coalition


    Food Day Charlottesville

    Food Day is Monday, October 24th.

    (what is Food Day?  Glad you asked .... learn more here!)

    We're starting the party a little early on Sunday, October 23,

    with a POTLUCK and a special celebration of local food success stories from around the country!

    Bring a dish to pass, and enjoy some of the fabulous foods donated by the fine folks at Morven Kitchen Garden and Whole Foods Charlottesville!

    A quiet revolution is taking place: People across the United States are turning toward local food. Some are doing it because they want more nutritious, less-processed food; some want to preserve the farmland and rural character of their regions; some fear interruptions to the supply of non-local food; some want to support their local economy; and some want safer food with less threat of contamination. But this revolution comes with challenges.

    You're invited to a special, inspiring presentation by local author Tanya Denckla Cobb as she shares success stories from throughout the United States: grassroots organizations that are producing, processing, distributing and serving up locally grown food.

    • Tanya Denckla CobbReclaiming Our Food tells the stories of people across America who are finding new ways to grow, process, and distribute food for their own communities. Their successes offer both inspiration and practical advice.
    • Reclaiming Our Food is a practical guide for building a local food system. Where others have made the case for the local food movement, Reclaiming Our Food shows how communities are actually making it happen. This book offers a wealth of information on how to make local food a practical and affordable part of everyone's daily fare. --Wayne Roberts, Canadian food policy analyst/writer  

    "This is one-third chicken soup for the soul, one-third chicken poop for the soil, and three thirds great stories of real people doing positive practical and transformative work with food."      

    "If you're depressed by what you've heard about the state of the food system, this book is your dose of optimism. If you're already inspired about food but just don't know where to go next, this book can get you thinking constructively. Practical, inspirational, and usable, "Reclaiming Our Food" is a significant contribution to food system literature. It tells the stories that need telling in a way that will createlasting impact beyond its pages."





    Come and join us on Sunday, October 23 for an evening of sharing, celebration and inspiration.  A community pot luck starts at 6:00 in the dining room downstairs at The Haven, and the presentation by Tanya Denckla Cobb will begin at 7:15 upstairs in the sanctuary at The Haven. 

    Copies of Reclaiming Our Food will be available for sale and signing by the author.   (Want to order ahead online?  Advance orders here.)

    Suggested donation for this event is 'Egg Money' for The Haven's breakfast program.  The Haven serves a hot breakfast 365 days a year to the homeless in our community - your contribution helps supply fresh, locally sourced eggs for this program!  There will be a donation box at the event, or click here to make an online contribution to the 'Egg Money' fund.