What better way to support your favorite local food organization, than by enjoying some delicious SOUP, created from local ingredients by chef Carlos Trujillo of Farm to Table Catering? Sierra Harvest will be selling two kinds of soup on Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City this Saturday, January 11th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm as part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Flour Garden has generously donated some bread to dip in either the Roasted Winter Squash or Jacob’s Cattle Bean and Chicken soup. YUM! Special thanks to SPD market, who filled in with a donation of some other goodies — we are so grateful for all the support we are getting from our community!
And, buy your tickets now for Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. The Farm Conference, a project of Sierra Harvest, is happening January 18th and 19th. Thanks to Briar Patch Community Market for sponsoring this important event!
Our 2014 Speaker Line-up:
Wes Jackson, Founder of The Land Institute & Member of World Future Council
Will discuss perennial polyculture, how we can change our Ag system to become more sustainable and efficient.
Elaine Ingham, Founder of Soil FoodWeb Inc. & previously the Chief Scientist at The Rodale Institute
Will discuss the importance and role of microbes in our farm and pasture soils, how to increase their populations and their effects, compost tea and other soil fertility subjects.
Amigo Bob Cantisano, President of Organic Ag Advisors & Nevada County farmer
Will discuss the past, present and future of the modern organic movement with a special focus on Nevada County and the surrounding Northern California area. Where did the movement originate, how it grew and where we should be taking it now for a more sustainable future.
Owen Hablutzel, Holistic Managment Educator & Permaculture Researcher
Will discuss methodologies for managing pastures and grass lands with a holistic approach. Combining the ideas popularized by Alan Savory, the Permaculture Movement & other similar disciplines to get the most production and resilience from your pastures and grass lands.
More information and tickets for sale at http://foodandfarmconference.com/.