We here at the Log have been asked to promote the following food-related events:
• 3rd Annual Healthy Potluck — Bring your favorite healthy dish to pass and your recipe to share. Tableware and water will be provided. Click to see more pictures from last year’s event. Sponsored by the Wellness Committee and SLO Food Alliance. When and Where: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the Union’s 1965 Room. RSVP by Monday.
• Get the Scoop — The flavors for the mid-day ‘Get the Scoop’ ice cream promotion over at the University Union are Salty Caramel and Bunny Tracks, noon to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 29) and Mint Chip and Bunny Tracks, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday (July 31).
Another “pick your own” produce sale is scheduled at the SLO Food Alliance campus garden for Wednesday, July 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., outdoors adjacent to the University Union. Come to the plaza and bring your friends. Students will be on hand to show you around and assist. Please bring your own bag(s) and a free will donation (small denominations only please — no promise that we can make change). On hand this week: beets, onions, green beans, kale, garlic, Swiss chard, new potatoes, green onions, yellow squash, zucchini and assorted herbs (tarragon, chives, parsley, dill).
SLO students started planting in the greenhouse just last week — a little later than last year — but summer produce stand patrons can look forward to the same high-quality, fresh-picked produce as years previous. Look for assorted greens, radishes and peas in the early summer; strawberries, beans, beets and fresh herbs midseason; and lots of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, eggplant and soybeans, towards late summer, according to Mike Stearney. Watch your Log for sale times and locations.
UW-Green Bay will host a presentation by a well-known local chef and anti-hunger activist to cap its observance of National Food Day on Thursday, Oct. 24. Chef J.R. Schoenfeld, owner of Chives restaurant in Suamico and founder of the Seven Loaves Project to feed the hungry in Rwanda and beyond, will deliver a keynote address and a cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Room. National Food Day is a show of support for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Events begin first thing in the morning with the “No Waste Community Breakfast” at the Mauthe Center. The remainder of the events take place in the University Union, including a locally sourced, sustainably grown, multi-course meal. Student organizations including the SLO Food Alliance, the Public and Environmental Affairs Council and the Dietetics Club are organizing the meal. Read more.
Here’s a quick reminder that the SLO Food Alliance will have produce sales on Mondays, noon until 1 p.m. in the Union, across from the Information Desk, until the end of the garden season. There is still lots of good produce available: fall greens, Bok Choy, kale, tomatoes, peppers, green beans and lots of fresh herbs to use or dry. All produce for the sale is harvested on Monday morning, right from the SS Plaza Campus Garden — organic, fresh and local!
For those who may have been looking for the SLO FA weekly produce sale: the students needed the first week of the semester to get settled in and regroup. Produce stand sales begin again on Monday (Sept. 9) and will continue until the gardens are done for the season. New day (Mondays), same time (noon – 1 p.m.), same place (SS Plaza under the awning, or in the University Union if the weather is uncooperative). There are still lots of peppers, tomatoes, eggplants and fresh herbs ripening, and second-planting greens, Bok Choy, carrots, kale and beans will be harvested soon. The students appreciate your support for this ambitious project!
The SLO Food Alliance will move the weekly produce sale indoors Wednesday (Aug. 28). Look for the signs (and the veggies) near the information desk on the main level of the University Union. Stop by the stand after convocation and stock up on healthy vegetables and meal packs for the upcoming holiday weekend. This week, you can find tomatoes, beans, summer squash, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, kale, kohlrabi, edamame, red onions, basil and assorted herbs — all in abundance, all fresh, all available for purchase.
The SLO Food Alliance will move this week’s produce sale indoors so that they can join the Campus Wellness Committee at the Healthy Potluck on Wednesday, August 21. The produce sale will be in Phoenix B of the University Union from noon to 1 p.m. along with the potluck luncheon. The usual variety of fresh produce (beans, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, beets, etc.) will be available for sale. A special treat this week; three contributions to the Healthy Potluck prepared fresh for patrons and attendees — Caprese salad, bruschetta, and salsa — direct from the garden to the potluck serving table. Meal packs and recipes will be available for all three presentations. Join the SLO Food Alliance and the Wellness Committee this week for a healthy lunch and some fresh produce to take home.
Or maybe it’s “Roma, Roma, wherefore art thou…” In any event, the Romas will be at the SLO Food Alliance produce stand, along with the Early Girls, Prudence Purples, Yellow Brandywines and many other varieties of tomatoes. Also available: assorted peppers (sweet and hot), kale, eggplant, basil, kohlrabi, summer squash, carrots, onions, garlic, cucumbers and the last of the year’s beets. Come early for the best selection! As always the Wednesday sale runs from noon to 1 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza.
The first eggplants of the season will be the featured produce item of the week at today’s SLO Food Alliance produce stand. The supporting cast includes beans, beets, carrots, green peppers, Jalapeno peppers, onions, kohlrabi, new potatoes and summer squash. Add a chorus of basil, kale, Swiss Chard and assorted herbs, and you have a delightful medley of colors and flavors to grace your table for this week’s healthy meals. Support the SLO Food Alliance from noon-1 p.m. TODAY under the awning on the north side of the Student Services Plaza.
And Get the Scoop, while you’re at it
Today’s Get the Scoop flavors are pecan praline, huckleberry, chocolate and vanilla — plus a limited supply of Blue Moon while supplies last. So get there early; Get the Scoop runs from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza. Two scoops are just $1.