Tuesday, February 23

CUD Shows at Going Green Film Festival

CUD, Joe York's film portrait of Georgia cattleman Will Harris, underwritten by Whole Foods, is an official selection of the Going Green Film Festival, to be held April 2-4 at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

Congratulations Joe and Will!

Thursday, February 18

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference Fundraiser


A Benefit Fundraiser

Celebrating Black Farmers in America Past and Present

On February 26, there will be an evening of delicious food, music and conversation to raise funds for New York City’s first Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners conference scheduled for April 10, 2010 at Brooklyn College.

Guest Speakers will include Kolu Zigbi, Program Officer for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, and Karen Washington, President of the NYC Community Gardens Coalition and Co-Founder of La Familia Verde Gardens Coalition.

John Francis Ficara will present his award winning photographic documentary project “Black Farmers In America.”

Where:
The Horticultural Society of New York
148 W 37th street, 13th floor
New York, NY 10018

Time:
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Tickets:

$25.00 for farmers/gardeners
$50.00 for supporters

Purchase your tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Wednesday, February 10

MEET AN ORAL HISTORY SUBJECT: VICTOR "GOAT" LAFAYETTE


VICTOR "GOAT" LAFAYETTE - BOWEN'S ISLAND RESTAURANT from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.

Victor Lafayette grew up on Sol Legare Road, just across the inlet from Bowen’s Island. His childhood friends gave him the nickname “Goat.” Growing up on the water, he took to fishing, crabbing, and oystering naturally. At the age of nine, he began selling his catch to May Bowen, owner of Bowen’s Island Restaurant. 


Get the rest of Goat's story by visiting his oral history.

Wednesday, February 3

Year of the Young Cook (YoYC)














Photo courtesy of Fred Sauceman


The SFA's programming for 2010 focuses on the Global South. With that in mind, and taking into account the fact that so many of our region's younger cooks were born beyond our nation's borders, we are offering new-to-SFAers who work as cooks -- and who have worked in that field for five years or less -- the discounted member rate of $50. Not a young cook? You probably know someone who is. Encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity to get involved in the SFA!