Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Food Day!

Today, October 23rd 2012, I had the opportunity to drop in on some Food Day festivities between my afternoon classes.  This thing was way more than I had expected (for all involved, way to go!). Upon arrival I was welcomed with a complimentary apple of the organic variety (which I later dropped on the leaf laden sidewalk after one measly bite) and a sample of peanut butter from PB CRAVE (which was delicious- not hard feat for peanut butter).  I then wove in and out of the aisle perusing the tables for snacks and food info. 

Some of the highlights of my Food Day experience included:
  • Learning about the Community Garden in the SE Como Neighborhood (a place a used to call home!).  I was shocked that I had never noticed it before, but the lot that hosts the garden is leased for a $1 a year!  Probably the only appropriated rent in the whole neighborhood.
  • Signed up to volunteer with Cooking Matters in Minnesota. Cooking Matters Minnesota is a cooking education resource for low income families in Minnesota that provides workshops for cooking healthy foods on a budget.  One of the tablers was fulfilling her Americorps duties with Cooking Matters, which is an option that I would like to explore further as a possible post-grad opportunity.

  • Enjoyed some freekeh!  It's a grain, similar to quinoa, but Bonnie- the enthusiastic freekeh tabler- claims that it is better!  She credits her weight loss success and healthy lifestyle to freekeh and has some pretty yummy recipes.  I bought a bag and am excited to create my very own freekeh dish! 
Unfortunately I didn't have time to wait in line for Jenny's wraps- which looked delicious.  But I left with some nice treats and a desire to return to Food Day tomorrow!
(they must have been good...)


  1. Does anyone know how I can get this onto the field trips page?

    1. Hi Kendra, the field trip page is not set up for blog entries yet. I will work on it this weekend and let you know on Monday!