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9.16.14 – Local Food: Sourcing Better Options

StL Green Drinks - September

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
314-241-2337
When: Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 pm

“The amount of food we import to the U.S has doubled in the past ten years”  “The average food item travels 1300 miles from field to plate.” “While US organic food sales grew by 7.7 % In 2010, imports grew by 8%.” “98.7 % of imported food is not inspected.” “In WWII 30% of America farmed. In 2012, less than 1% did.”

Endless statistics seek to define the state of food in America today. It’s overwhelming, depressing, and too frequently, unappetizing. Yet we eat and make grocery buying decisions daily. Fortunately we have options. Join us Tuesday, September 16th for a look at who’s doing it right close to home. Meet some local vendors including farmers, grocers, CSA providers and farmers market masters. Find out where the delicious food is grown, sourced and presented for your healthy, eco-conscious family’s enjoyment! Co-hosted by Slow Food St. Louis.

 

$3 suggested donation