The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End will host “A Moveable Feast”, an evening of celebration, honoring Joshua Levine and supporting Edible School Gardens on the East End. “A Moveable Feast,” which is now in its eighth year, will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Dodds & Eder Landscape Design Showroom in Sag Harbor. As a result of this event, the East End of Long Island has grown into one of the largest, most successful school garden programs in the United States, 27 schools in all!
“A Moveable Feast” not only celebrates the legacy of Joshua Levine and supports Edible School Gardens, it is the kick-off of the spring season and the waking up of the earth and our community after a long winter. Everyone is ready for a great party with exceptional food and drink, along with music that will get you up on your feet. Year after year, the best chefs, food and beverage purveyors on the East End have gladly participated in “A Moveable Feast” as supporters of Slow Food and its mission. Here’s why:
“Building a sustainable farm and food community on the East End s important and rewarding. Local food businesses need to support each other to make this movement a reality.” – Carissa Waechter, Carissa’s Breads
“Sourcing locally, having a true relationship with our farmers who are friends to us.” – Sam McCleland, The Bell & Anchor
“ I love the camaraderie of being with like-minded folks in the industry who are dedicated to feeding people what is good for the body, soul, and planet.” – Cheryl Stair, Art of Eating
“Edible School Gardens are setting the stage for a new generation of inquisitive, healthy and conscientious eaters – the Future is in the Garden” – Megan Schmidt, The Good Farm Delivery
Sam Kass, Food Entrepreneur, former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition under the Obama administration will be our keynote speaker. Kass joined the White House kitchen staff in 2009 as assistant chef and, in 2010, became food initiative coordinator. The discussion will be moderated by Richard McCarthy, head of Slow Food USA. Come be a part of the discussion on Growing Healthy Kids and Healthy Communities, and the Future of Food. Additionally, the evening will feature our student farmers who will share some of their experiences in the garden.
There will also be a silent auction featuring items donated from local farms, fishermen, restaurants, vineyards and merchants on the East End and beyond.
This year there are donation opportunities to sponsor a Farmer, Fisherman or Forager. These donations will allow us to invite and show our appreciation to some of the folks who grow, catch, hunt or gather our magnificent local food. For more details, visit www.slowfoodeastend.org.
Funds raised from this event keep the Edible School Gardens Program flourishing by providing stipends for three Master Farmers and Mini Grants to be used for the purchase of garden tools, supplies and materials. Our mission is to promote good farming practices, education, a sustainable environment and healthy eating for children and their families.