Farm to Freezer Celebrates Food Day

Food Day! October 24th

Join us for this National Food Day event to celebrate the completion of Farm to Freezer’s first season—5,000 lbs. of organic vegetables donated; 1,400 lbs. blanched and frozen vegetables incorporated into Bethesda Cares’ meals program; and  2,500 homeless served.

Learn about how Farm to Freezer addresses local and sustainable agriculture, hunger alleviation and nutrition, community activism, and food waste. Meet the diverse people, organizations, and businesses that have made this possible. Enjoy the season’s bounty with local fare generously donated by local farmers and prepared by My Thyme Catering. Fresh local food comes full circle—from farm, to freezer, to market, back to compost—benefiting our whole community along the way.

Speakers:

Sue Kirk, Executive Director, Bethesda Cares

Cheryl Kollin, Principal, Full Plate Ventures

Joana Bragg, Community Liaison, Whole Foods Bethesda

Pastor David Gray, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church

Brad Burger, FreshFarm Market Bethesda

Stefan Lobuglio, Montgomery County Pre-Release Program

WHEN: October 24, 2012 7-9pm

WHERE:  Bethesda Green 4825 Cordell Ave. Suite 200, Bethesda, MD  20814

 REGISTER: Free! Bethesda Cares Meet-Up, click on Oct. 24th event.

Seasonal Menu

compliments of MyThyme Catering www.mythyme.net

Sweet Potato Bisque Shooter with pancetta & whiskey cream. Sweet potatoes donated by: Two Acre Farm, Keymar, MD

Artisan Cheese Harvest Assortment of local artisan cheeses, fig and marsala compote, red grapes, granny smith apple and candied walnuts, served with an assortment of gourmet crackers

Roasted Beet and Seasonal Greens Salad with citrus and toasted pistachios. Beets and greens by: Bending Bridge Farm, Mercersburg, PA

Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Dip served with toasted Focaccia. Squash donated by: Westmoreland Berry Farm, Westmoreland, VA

Smoked Kielbasa Puffs with whole grain mustard and apple compote. Kielbasa donated by: MeatCrafters, Potomac, MD and apples by Twin Springs Farms, Orrtanna, PA

Miniature Country Apple Pies with cinnamon whipped cream. Apples donated by:Twin Springs Farms, Orrtanna, PA

Fig and Walnut Tarts filled with Turkish figs, toasted walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Assorted Tea Drinks donated by: Honest Tea, Bethesda, MD

For more information contact:

Cheryl Kollin, Full Plate Ventures (cheryl@fullplateventures.com)

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