Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Jhumpa Lahiri at MIT Writer's Series


Let's go!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Local Harvest Website

Another cool website which locates organic food in your area in the form of farms, CSA, restaurants, groceries, and more!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Interpreter of Maladies

I found this reader's guide at the Hougthon Mifflin website for Interpreter of Maladies, our next book. I haven't read it yet but it may help get some discussion going for next time (Thurs. Feb. 21st, 7:30 at "C3").

(yes I realize I should be working, I'll get to that now!)

Slow Food Boston

I just got an email from Slow Food Boston, which Michael Pollan mentioned a couple times in the book. They are doing three food-related movie screenings and the first is King Corn -- which I missed at MIT the other day trying to brush up on my heretofore non-existant knowledge of the republican candidates as they debated at the Reagan Library (they're crazy by the way). The screenings are not free like they were at MIT, but I'm guessing the $5 goes toward SFB, which I'm not too dissappointed about. Read below for the email and check out the Slow Food International website for more ideas about eating sustainably. Happy Friday!

Hi All,

Since we here at at SF Boston HQ have more than a few lingering concerns about how our food is grown, how it's processed and how it gets from the field to our table, we figure you must as well. After all, you're on our email list! In order to explore these issues, we'll be gathering at the Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury on the second Sunday of the month in February, March and April for some really important film screenings. Each screening will begin at 4PM and be followed by a round table discussion of the movie.

First up on Sunday February 10th will be King Corn. In the movie, two guys decide to move to Iowa and grow some corn - and in the process of planting, tending and harvesting find out some crazy things about agriculture in the US. Circumstances turn from merely crazy to truly troubling when they attempt to follow 'their' corn into the food system...

If you have any worries about agri-business and the way food is produced & processed in our country, you've GOT to see this movie! Ian Cheney, one of the filmmakers, will be attending the screening in order to talk about his experiences and answer questions from the audience. Cost is $5, payable in advance via check or with cash at the door.

Hope to see you there, Your friends at SFB HQ

PS: Please see our website for directions and info about possible childcare arrangements.

Slow Food Boston · 200 Sherman Street, Unit 3 · Cambridge · MA · 02140

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Caledonia Farms etc.

I've been meaning to post this since the last meeting, sorry it's late. I mentioned a Polyface-esque farm in Barre, MA which has a metropolitan buying club here in Boston. The name is called Caledonia Farms and I found out about it via a website called Eat Wild. This is a great resource for all sorts of sustainable agriculture going on in our state and beyond. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

NYT article of interest


Check it out!