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Taste and Nutrition Event: Monday August 10th

Posted in Growing Growers on July 27, 2009 by bistrokids
Whether you are a local food fan seeking more information or a grower looking for help marketing your food, this is a great event.
Below is a flier with more information.  Attendees are welcome to pay at the door (registration fee is $15) but please call or email me to pre-register so we can plan to have enough information materials and samples.
Laura Christensen
Growing Growers Training Program
(816) 805-0362

Taste and Nutrition

Douglas County Extension Office

Deal 6 Auditorium

2110 S. Harper St.

Lawrence, KS  

Farm tour: Spring Creek Farm, Baldwin City, KS 

Monday, August 10th

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Nutritious!  Delicious! And full of educational opportunities!  Come learn about the flavors and nutritional qualities of local and organic foods, then visit a local farm. 

4:00 – 4:45      Nutrition

Lisa Markley, a registered dietitian with the Program in Integrative Medicine at KU Med, will demystify antioxidants, phytochemicals, and vitamins. She’ll discuss how the colors of foods help reveal the nutrients they contain, which foods “work” together and why local, fresh, organic foods help us stay healthy. Whether you are curious yourself, or want to explain to your customers why your food is so darn good, this presentation will help. 

4:45 – 5:30                  Flavors of Local Food

Hilary Brown of Local Burger will discuss how their restaurant uses local foods to produce delicious, health-supportive meals that have brought Local Burger national media attention.  Enjoy learning how real foods can change your health and the world for the better.  For growers, she’ll also discuss tips on how to sell local food to restaurants.  The best part? – She’ll bring tasty samples to share!  

5:45 – 7:00      Farm tour, Spring Creek Farm

Stephanie Thomas of Spring Creek Farm completed the Growing Growers Apprenticeship program in 2005 and jumped right into her own farm business the same year. Now in her fourth year of production, Spring Creek Farm produces a wide variety of organically grown vegetables, specializing in heirloom melons, tomatoes and sweet potatoes. She sells her produce in Lawrence at the Farmers Market, The Merc, local restaurants and through a CSA. During your visit be sure to see the mobile chicken coops, ask about their simply-designed high tunnels and appreciate this beautiful farm 

Directions to Douglas County Extension Office:  From the east, take K-10 West into Lawrence, then turn right on Harper.  Extension Office is on right at 2110 S. Harper.  For more details, use mapquest.