Make this day a Food Revolution Day
1 Comment Karen HamiltonMay 19, 2012
My favourite celebrity chef is Jamie Oliver. I love his home recipes, own most of his cookbooks, get a kick out of his Instagram feed, and follow his many social changes. The one that is nearest and dearest to my heart, now that I have a family of my own, is his Food Revolution campaign.
And today, May 19th, is Food Revolution Day.
Around the world, local volunteers and organizations are hosting events today to educate children and families about “real food”. There are 4 events in British Columbia that are listed as official Food Rev events:
OYW Eat Fresh, Eat Local
at Richmond Country Farms in Richmond
Haney Farmer’s Market Taste and Try
at Haney Farmers’ Market in Maple Ridge
Organic Fair Food Revolution Day
at Organic Fair Farm and Garden in Cobble Hill
Urban Ag Book Launch Garden Tour
at Maurer Art Studio in Naramata
Buying tickets to these events online will send your proceeds to the Food Revolution Day coffers. Your funds will be used to support the programs run by the Jamie Oliver Foundation, namely to kick-start the Food Education Box program in the US and the UK. Canadians and global supporters will also benefit from this program in August once the digital Food Education Boxes are published.
Donations are being collected till May 31, 2012.
What am I doing for Food Revolution Day?
In honour of Food Revolution Day and the imminent strawberry season, I’ll illustrate a mother-daughter strawberry pie day from last season, when my daughter was 18 months old. Recipe, movie references, and pastry techniques from the amazing Eagranie Yuh. Watch for it at 10am.
Been meaning to check out Richmond Country Farms since we moved nearby, so I’ve got a hot date with my now 2-year-old toddler at the OYW Eat Fresh, Eat Local event this afternoon.
Post-nap, we’ll tend to our 3 vegetable gardens scattered throughout the Greater Vancouver area. The little one loves to help out.
What can you do for Food Revolution Day?
Here are just a few suggestions of the many ways you can have participate in the Food Revolution.
- Take your family to a Food Rev event (above)
- Host a dinner party in your neighbourhood
- Teach your kids a new recipe or make a meal together today
- Attend a cooking or gardening class with your loved ones and little ones
- Blog and/or share stories about real food and the Food Revolution online
- Download free Food Rev e-books and dinner party starter kits for more inspiration
- Make an online donation between now and May 31, 2012
I’d love to hear what you’re doing, so drop me a line to let me know. Thanks for getting involved.
Viva La Revolución!