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Events: November 2007

Real Food Summit: Students Mobilizing for Just and Sustainable Food in the Northeast

Saturday, November 3 12:00PM - Sunday, November 4 7:00PM | New Haven, CT | directions | website

The Summit will kick off the Real Food Challenge in the Northeast, a collaborative network that will forge a common vision and bond between students working on many different issues all across the region, all having to do with “real food”—food that truly nourishes people, communities, and the land.

The student registration fee for the Real Food Summit is $25; the non-student registration fee for the Real Food Summit is $300.

Hosted by The Food Project at the Yale University's Dwight Hall: 67 High St., New Haven, CT.

Contact Marissa Grossman at (617) 442-1322 x19 or by e-mail for more information.

Southern RI Conservation District Annual Dinner

Tuesday, November 6 | 9:00PM - 11:00PM | Warwick, RI | directions | website

All Local RI Menu Prepared By Johnson & Wales Chefs
* Maple-honey lacquered breast of local tom turkey with confit leg
* Sweet potato puree
* Butter braised RI turnips and sweet onions
* Ratatouille of winter squashes
* Johnnycakes
* Apple and johnnycake tartin
* Pumpkin custard
* Many more delectable delights from RI’s harvest bounty!!!

Feature Film: “The Making Of A Meal”
A documentary film highlighting the farms that contributed food to the 2007 annual dinner. Produced by the Green Collaborative, a Johnson & Wales University student group led by Chef Rolando Robledo.

Advance registration is necessary. Seating is limited! Make your reservation ($25/person) by phone or e-mail before October 31, 2007, with a check sent to: SRICD, 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Hosted by SRICD at the Radisson Airport Hotel: 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

Contact Patty Tanalski at (401) 284-1885 or by e-mail for more information.

Leaving a Legacy: Generational Transfer of Farmland

Thursday, November 8 | 9:30PM - 11:30PM | Barre, MA | directions

Planning is essential to ensure that your wishes are met regardless of how many assets you have. That might be done through a will, or maybe setting up a trust or partnership arrangement is necessary. Please attend an introductory workshop on asset transfer techniques lead by Attorney George Dresser and William Cole, CFP. Please RSVP. This workshop is co-sponsored by EQLT, EQUAL, Listening-A Wellness Center, and NOFA-Mass. Chapter.

Hosted by East Quabbin Land Trust at the Barre Town House on the Common: Common St., Barre, MA.

Contact Cynthia Henshaw at (413) 477-8229 or by e-mail for more information.

Eastham Turnip Festival

Saturday, November 17 | 3:00PM - 7:00PM | Eastham, MA | directions

It’s time to get ready for the 2007 Eastham Turnip Festival. Come to the Orleans-Eastham Elks Club on McKoy Road in Eastham from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, for all kinds of Turnip Madness. This festival is not just a celebration of the world-famous turnip that many claim tastes best grown from Eastham soil, but it is also a chance to get together and celebrate Cape Cod life in the off-season.

There will be two contests, the Eastham Turnip Cook-off, where chefs create culinary dishes using the Eastham turnips, and the Eastham Turnip Photography Contest.

You have plenty of time to come up with a dish for the contest, and take what may be the winning photo. Bring your turnip dish to the Elks Hall by noon on Nov. 17, along with a copy of your recipe and put your name on the plate.

For the photo contest, take a photo of anyone in Eastham, and bring it to the Elks on Nov. 17 or bring it to the Eastham Public Library before the festival. The photo can be of any standard size. No need to frame or matte it, but put your name and phone number on the back.

Hosted by Friends of the Eastham Public Library at the Orleans-Eastham Elks Club: McKoy Rd., Eastham, MA.

Contact Tricia Ford at (508) 240-5950 for more information.

Project Apron: Fight Hunger with Fashion

Friday, November 30 10:00PM - Saturday, December 1 12:00AM | Providence, RI | directions

Design-a-Thon and Apron Auction. Unique aprons design with love by members of our RISD and Rhode Island community.

All proceeds go towards feeding the hungry ~ half the money will purchase FARM FRESH veggies for the R.I. Food Bank. The other half will be a direct donation. A percentage of all $$ raised will be matched by A.S. Feinstein Foundation.

One canned food item = your admission. Light refreshments served.

Hosted by RISD Dining at the RISD's The Met: 30 Waterman St., Providence, RI.

Contact Louella Hill at (401) 454-6362 or by e-mail for more information.