More local food activities on July 29

More information about events following Joel Salatin’s book signing on July 29, from Dawn Story:

Greetings friends,

As some of you know, I’ve been involved with the Kay’s Kitchen project for almost two years. Kay’s is part of the larger day haven project for our area’s homeless and underserved community slated to open in November, called the Haven at First & Market. This community kitchen will be serving a free, healthy breakfast to anyone who either wants it or needs it. The idea is to meld all community members under one roof around the ideas of food and nutrition as we collaborate on wholesome meals made with as much local food as possible and find common ground in our shared need for nourishment of body-mind-spirit.

We will also be using the kitchen for job training in the culinary arts and for other food-related programs that link rural and urban residents, farmers and non-farmers, advantaged with disadvantaged, and so on.

Please consider attending the Wednesday, July 29th screening of the film, Fresh, the Movie 7PM at the Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville. Proceeds from the screening will benefit Kay’s Kitchen and will help make manifest this vision. Also on hand will be a panel of some of our region’s greatest local food heroes (including Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, Judy Berger of JABA, UVA food systems professor Tanya Denckla Cobb and Ramona Huff of Gryffon’s Aerie), as well as volunteers from Kay’s Kitchen who will speak on behalf of the project itself.

In addition to the screening, Joel Salatin will be signing books at New Dominion Bookstore on the Downtown Mall prior to the screening (starting at 5PM) and the soon-to-open El Camino Restaurant (next door to Vinegar Hill) will be hosting both a pre- and post-screening reception.

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