Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis is the story of how we lost knowledge of where food comes from and why we need to get it back. It chronicles profound changes in how Americans have shopped, cooked, and thought about food from the eighteenth-century through today. Our changing awareness of food and nature itself has left us dependant on advertisers and government claims without knowing enough about food’s origins. Today the industrial food system means that most food travels 1,500 mi from farm to plate. Industrial production of food has become so convenient and has resulted in a host of environmental and human health problems. In response, a movement towards eating local and organic food has gained ground. By revealing the history of how we’ve known and not known our foods, Kitchen Literacy has led us to think differently about what we eat and where it comes from.
Speaker series and "Paper Plate" supper at Wright-Locke Farms
Farm tour and discussion at Fresh Start Farms
Join the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy for this informal community meeting to discuss what food issues need to be addressed in Hartford.
Gathering to share idea's with other farmers, businesses and organizations interested in food and farming.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project welcomes the community for a tour at its incubator farm sites for an afternoon of fun and farming in the field!
APHA'S Food and Environment Working Group is hosting a day long tour of the Colorado Food Movement.
Prior to the NOFA Summer Conference, food system workers will be convening for an open and free meeting to discuss domestic fair trade programs, successes, and shortcomings.
Join this community forum on ending hunger in Western Massachusetts with Congressman Jim McGovern.
Please join the organizing partners of the 6th Farm-Based Education National Network Gathering for Coffee and a Open House at the Historic Thoreau Farm House.