SLCgreen - Food Day 2013

What is Food Day?

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day aims to help people Eat Real. That means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein.

Food Day 2013 in Salt Lake City

Every year, Salt Lake City Green works closely with local partners to host a series of community events to celebrate healthy local food. Don't miss our three featured events outlined below. View full calendar of local community events (PDF).

Food Day Forum

Monday, October 21st -- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City Public Library - Auditorium 

Have you been wondering about how federal sequestration cuts have impacted Utah non-profits that deliver food aide to our community? Concerned about the state of the 2013 Farm Bill? Curious about the relationship between food insecurity and nutrition?

Come to the Food Day Forum to participate in the discussion and get some answers!

Panelists will include Gina Cornia with Utahns Against Hunger, Mary Richardson with Salt Lake Community Action Program, Patrice Isabella with the Utah Department of Health and Bill Tibbitts with Crossroads Urban Center.

2013 Food Day Forum Facebook Event

An Evening with Five Utah Farmers

Tuesday, October 22nd -- 7:00 p.m.

Gore Auditorium, Westminster College (1840 S 1300 E)

What do you see when you think about farming in Utah? Expansive fields of monocrops? Grant Wood’s famous painting, American Gothic? Jack Wilbur, in conjunction with the Utah Fruit and Vegetable Association, has produced a short vignette that looks at what it means to be an urban farmer in Northern Utah.

Come for a screening of the film short and listen to the featured farmers speak about their motivations for farming here in Utah, the obstacles they have encountered, and the rewards they’ve gained.

Speakers include Tyson Roberts of Roberts Family Farm, Ralph Larsen with Tree Squares Produce Farm, John Borski or Borski Farms, Mele Tua’one with Mololo Gardens and Sharon Leopardi with Backyard Urban Gardens.

An Evening with Five Utah Farmers Facebook Event

100 Mile Meal

Wednesday, October 23rd -- 5:30 p.m.

Squatters Downtown Pub and Brewery (147 West Broadway)

Did you know the average meal in America travels 1,500 miles from the farm-gate to your plate? The 100 Mile Meal is an opportunity for Salt Lake City to celebrate its local food, farms, and economy, while illustrating a commitment to sustainable agriculture. The meal will highlight seasonal ingredients sourced from farms within 100 miles of Mayor Becker’s Salt Lake office.

Proceeds from the 100 Mile Meal will go to Slow Food Utah's Micro-Grant Program which supports local food-related projects for small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators and educators. View the 100 Mile Meal invitation (PDF).

Earlybird tickets are now available at a discounted price of $25 per person. As of October 1, tickets online and/or purchased at the door of the event will cost $40. Limited seating is available at this event. Buy 100 Mile Meal tickets online.

The 100 Mile Meal: Food with a Salt Lake City Story Facebook Event

Additional Materials

SLC Community Events Calendar (PDF)

Celebrate Food Day in SLC Poster (PDF)

National Food Day Website

Questions? Email SLCgreen@slcgov.com