That’s the message that’s being sent out in events around the country this October 24. That day is Food Day, a day of celebrating “healthy, affordable and sustainable food” through locally-organized events. This includes events taking place right here in South Jersey. See what’s taking place:
* The biggest of the local celebrations is Slow Food South Jersey Shore’s all-day affair at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County in Cape May Court House. The festivities run from 11:30AM to 5:30PM and include classes on organic farming, beekeeping and canning, a lunch, and a presentation from RAH (Rutgers Against Hunger). The lunch is $5, and the canning class is also $5, and yopu do need to reserve in advance. Please check out Slow Food South Jersey Shore’s website for all of the details.
* Sustainable Cherry Hill is holding a panel discussion at the Croft Farm Arts Center from 7PM to 9PM. The panel will be talking about current food policies on a local and national level and what positive changes can be made in both.
* At ShopRite in Glassboro, dietician Cassandra Golden will be providing food, recipes and other information on nutrition, and having fun things for the kids to do from 12PM to 3PM.