CALENDAR FOR SF

EVENTS SORTED BY DATE. Food Day events happen in the weeks surrounding October 24th. Events are to the best of our knowledge, based on organizers’ posting information to the Food Day website. Organizers may have since changed or cancelled events and not noted their changes to Food Day.

What’s happening in San Francisco for Food Day?

October 12-14

Slow Money national gatherings are quickly emerging as a significant new venue for field building, investing and social change. More than 1000 people from 34 states and several foreign countries attended our first two national gatherings, and more than $4.25 million has been invested in 16 of the presenting small food enterprises. Since last year’s event at Shelburne Farms, Vermont, 11 local Slow Money chapters have begun investing around the country. Fort Mason
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Le Dîner à San Francisco will be a pop-up gathering of hundreds of diners taking time to sit down for a slow meal together in a public place! Location was secret until the last minute; was at Golden Gate Park.

Thursday, October 20

The Mission Community Market is celebrating Food Day with activities from Urban Sprouts and information about the wonderful, sustainable, community-enhancing food offered at this unique urban market. Stop by!
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Dine for Nature Support Nature & Sustainable Food Education A 3 night dinner for our sustainable food system education program, Edible EdVentures, at Millennium– the nation’s premier gourmet, locally-sourced, organic vegetarian restaurant Join us for Dine 4 Nature at Millennium Restaurant on Oct 20, 21, 22  As a Food Day partner, SaveNature.Org is celebrating with Millennium, to showcase how delicious earth-friendly food can be. To reserve any spot 5:30-9:30pm, call 415-345-3900 x 10 and mention SaveNature. 580 Geary Street
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Friday, October 21

Dine for Nature Support Nature & Sustainable Food Education A 3 night dinner for our sustainable food system education program, Edible EdVentures, at Millennium– the nation’s premier gourmet, locally-sourced, organic vegetarian restaurant Join us for Dine 4 Nature at Millennium Restaurant on Oct 20, 21, 22  As a Food Day partner, SaveNature.Org is celebrating with Millennium, to showcase how delicious earth-friendly food can be. To reserve any spot 5:30-9:30pm, call 415-345-3900 x 10 and mention SaveNature. 580 Geary Street
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Saturday, October 22

Celebrate Food Day at the Ferry Building Farmers Market and Marketplace with CUESA. Saturday: Cooking demos, cookbook signings, apple cider pressing, pickle making, weaving/wool spinning demo, education and action opportunities. Ferry Building 10 am – 2 pm
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Dine for Nature Support Nature & Sustainable Food Education A 3 night dinner for our sustainable food system education program, Edible EdVentures, at Millennium– the nation’s premier gourmet, locally-sourced, organic vegetarian restaurant Join us for Dine 4 Nature at Millennium Restaurant on Oct 20, 21, 22  As a Food Day partner, SaveNature.Org is celebrating with Millennium, to showcase how delicious earth-friendly food can be. To reserve any spot 5:30-9:30pm, call 415-345-3900 x 10 and mention SaveNature. 580 Geary Street
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Sunday, October 23

Sunday Streets in the Mission Celebrates Food Day The last Sunday Streets of the year is in the Mission, and will be a Food Day event. Groups are invited to focus on Food Day themes. All along Valencia and 24th in the Mission. 11 am – 4 pm
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Celebrate Food Day at the Ferry Building Marketplace with CUESA. Sunday: Harvest-themed specials and samples throughout the building. Petting zoo, face painting, and live gypsy jazz with Golden Gate Hot Club  Ferry Building, 11 am– 3 pm
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Monday, October 24

City Hall Steps: Proclamation and Celebration The mayor and members of the Board of Supervisors will announce the official proclamation of Food Day. Speakers, street food vendors (including Chile Lindo Empanadas and others) and celebrations! Assorted supervisors present, including David Chiu, Eric Mar, and Ross Mirkarimi. Mayor Lee, David Campos, Scott Wiener, and others hope to attend. 10:45 – 11:45 am, steps of City Hall
Facebook event invitation newly added — please spread the word!

Come find out what the UCSF Department of Nutrition and Food Services is doing to provide sustainable food to the patients and customers it serves. We will be featuring sustainable and locally produced food items and have a table from Bay Cities Produce, our local partner in providing locally sourced produce. Moffitt Cafe – M201, 505 Parnassus Ave. starting at 11 am
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SPUR is hosting School Food 101: The State of School Food in San Francisco (forum) Come hear Zetta Reicker, Assistant Director of Student Nutrition Services of SFUSD, Paula Jones, Director of Food Systems for the Dept of Public Health, and Teri Olle, Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy for the SF Food Bank, give an overview of San Francisco’s school meals program, offer a context of other school districts, and explain why it’s an issue that concerns the whole city.
12:30 – 1:30 pm @ SPUR, 654 Mission
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UC Hastings School of Law and UCSF are hosting Food Deserts: Legal, Social and Public Health Challenges (conference). This conference brings together scholars from health sciences and law, as well as policymakers, activists, and food industry members, to discuss two important aspects of “food deserts,” places where access to a nutritionally-adequate diet is severely restricted, including in CA’s prisons. Dr. David Kessler will speak. 1 pm – 8 pm @ UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister Street
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Chile Lindo welcomes Street Food Vendors and their fans to celebrate Food Day in the Mission! Any street carts are welcome at Chile Lindo at 1 pm on Food Day. Come celebrate the Mission’s food culture! 2944 16th Street in the Mission
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There will be an open Food Day community workday at Alemany Farm, a 3-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden right in San Francisco! Come prepared to dig in and help with all sorts of orchard and garden tasks. At the end of the workday we will have a collective harvest and everyone will take home some food. All skill levels welcome to do as much or as little for any portion of the day. We will be distributing harvested food at about 4:30pm. Hope to see you there! 700 Alemany Boulevard 1- 5 pm
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The participants of Bayview YMCA will celebrate Food Day! We have nutrition programs, working on a garden project right now where have harvested some of the things for participants to try. Also have a food pantry, and hoping that close to Oct 24th will be able to get some of the pantry food from the food bank and try to create some kind of a recipe and a food demo. Uses recipes from Champion of Change. There will be an activity with youth in the program (for those youth only). 1601 Lane Street, 10 am.
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Food Day is Community Day at 18 Reasons In honor of the new holiday, join Bi-Rite owner Sam Mogannam for a dinner conversation about how local businesses can anchor community development. Sam will share how he’s shaped his father’s grocery store into a place for neighbors to form lasting relationships with each other as well as with his staff and the producers of their food. Over a simple vegetarian dinner, we will have a q & a and Sam will share stories from his new book Eat Good Food. Copies of Eat Good Food will be available for purchase. Prices: $25-35  3674 18th Street
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18 Reasons will also offer Kids’ Food Day Food Journeys  In honor of Food Day, 18 Reasons is partnering with Nourish and San Francisco Unified School District’s Nutrition Education Project to capture our students’ food journeys. Join us to listen to our students recount how, why, and when food became important to them. We’ll hear about gardening adventures, family food traditions, and classroom discoveries and we will certainly be inspired to think about our own food journeys, as short or long, straight or twisty they may be.  3674 18th St. 4 – 5 pm
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USF will host a Real Food Challenge Food Day event! Check with them for details. 2130 Fulton St.
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San Francisco State University will host Real Food Challenge Food Day events!  :: 10am-2pmMeet Your Farmer” in the Quad: come meet your farmer and local sustainable food organizations. Take part in the “Real Food Challenge” photo petition and help push SFSU to source 20% of its food from local, organic sources!
:: 2:30pm-4:30pmVegetarian Iron Chef Competition” in Burk Hall 406. Participate at a chef, a judge, or a food enthusiast. Ingredients will be provided by local farmers.
:: 6:00pm-8:00pmIn Search of Good Food: Film Screening and Discussion” in Humanities 471. Join us for a screening of Antonio Roman-Alcala’s new film, “In Search of Good Food: A Documentary Film Tour of California’s Emerging Sustainable Food System” and a discussion about the challenges facing a sustainable future for food.

Tuesday, October 25

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with La Cocina! On October 26th, Chef Luis Vazquez from Chaac Mool will teach how to cook “pan de muerto” as well as celebrate this ancient and delicious tradition. The focus of this session will be traditional breads like pan de muerto, (which translates to “bread of the dead” in English) but dinner and drinks are also included. 2948 Folsom Street, 6:30. $65, benefits La Cocina
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Think hospital food is all the same? Not anymore. Join for Not Your Same-Old Hospital Food. Sustainable food in hospitals: how to make a difference. Join the Bay Area Dietetic Association, Laguna Honda Nutrition Services, the Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Capay Valley Farm CSA in a conversation about how to increase the sustainability of hospital food service. We will discuss the challenges and potential solutions to create a more environmentally-friendly menu in this unique setting as well as lead an optional hospital tour of Laguna Honda, the first green certified hospital in California. Light dinner and beverages provided including ingredients from the farm on the Laguna Honda campus! 6 pm @ Laguna Honda Cafe, 1st floor at 375 Laguna Honda Boulevard $10- 15. Preregister, see details link.
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Wednesday, October 26

Kitchen Table Talks are part of an effort to bring healthy, affordable,easily accessible, and sustainably grown food to all. These talks bring community  members together around a shared interest: food. They provide a space for people to talk about their concerns related to food access and affordability, food quality, diet, nutrition, and social and ecological problems surrounding food production and consumption. They also provide a space to collectively build solutions to these problems. This talk at SFSU is in partnership with ECOstudents. 5-7pm; Dinner 5-5:30 and discussion afterward, 1600 Holloway Ave. SF, 94132 Humanities Building, Room 471, SFSU Campus

At CounterPULSE, K. Ruby, Esperanza Pallena, Melinda Stone, three experts on Urban Homesteading, will bring their wit and intelligence to a wide-ranging presentation on the growing phenomenon. Find out how to start your own urban homestead from these experts, ask them tough questions, revel in the growing movement…
1310 Mission Street, 7:30
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One Response to CALENDAR FOR SF

  1. Fantastic event list! We’ll be celebrating Food Day with a good, home cooked meal. Here’s to good food, produced safely, for all people!!!

    http://yourfoodchoices.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/food-day-2011/

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