Join us for a presentation and discussion with author of The Chesapeake Table, Renee Brooks Catacalos.
When: Sunday, April 28th 2-3pm
Location: Fox Haven Learning Center, Jefferson MD
Hooked on the local food movement from its early days, Catacalos opens the book by revisiting a personal challenge to only buy, prepare, and eat food grown within a 150-mile radius of her home near Washington, DC. From her in-depth, on-the-ground study of food systems in the region, Catacalos offers practical advice for adopting a locavore diet and getting involved in various entry-points to food pathways, from shopping at your local farmer’s market to joining a CSA. She also includes recipes for those curious about how they can make their own more environmentally conscious food choices.
Introducing readers to the vast edible resources of the Chesapeake region, Catacalos focuses on the challenges of environmental and economic sustainability, equity and diversity in the farming and food professions, and access and inclusion for local consumers of all income levels, colors, ethnicities, and geographies. Touching on everything from farm-based breweries and distilleries to urban hoophouse farms to grass-fed beef, The Chesapeake Table celebrates the people working hard to put great local food on our plates.
Books will be available for sale from the Curious Iguana Bookstore of Frederick, MD. Renee will sign books after the talk. Please register for the event here. Arrive early and bring a picnic! Stay afterwards for a Frederick County Food Council meeting. Donations accepted to benefit the Frederick County Food Council.