Do you want to eat good food, have fun, and meet the organizations, farmers and businesses that are behind the sustainable food movement, all while enjoying the end of summer sun on a sweet terrace at YOUR University? Then mosy on down to the Sustainable Food Festival this September 12th. Running from 10am to 10pm, the festival will feature local restaurants, farmers, organizations, retailers, grocers, producers and musicians all coming together to celebrate the sustainable food movement that is growing in and around Montreal and across the planet. Affordable, delicious eats, prepared using fine local and organic ingredients, will be available for sampling and sale alongside great local products such as maple syrup, apple pie, and of course poutine. Great restaurants from around the Concordia area will be on site to share with you their most delicious offerings and get to know a little about you, you fine Concordian. You can learn about great initiatives happening right here on campus and around the world, tackling issues related to food security – projects such as Bike 2 Farm, featuring bike trips to local farms around the Montreal area, and USC Canada, whose “Seeds of Diversity” program works to ensure biodiversity and sustainable farming practices in developing countries around the globe. Why not grab a smoothie from our bicycle blender (built by the fine folks at Right To Move, your campus bike shop) or fill up your mug with a heaping helping of local brewer McAuslan’s finest, en route to a workshop about canning or gluten-free baking? It’ll all be there, at Turnip the Beet, the 2011 Concordia Sustainable Food Festival. RSVP on Facebook or just show up! We’ll be waiting for ya.
Peas and Love,
YOUR Student Union
Turnip the Beet is presented by the Concordia Student Union in partnership with campus and community partners.