If you're interested in Slow Food's $5 Challenge, click here to read their tips on how time starved people like yourselves can pull off slow food fast.
We're eating 42 pounds of corn syrup a year. For example, in Wednesday's lunch. And the corn lobby is still trying to re-name it "corn sugar". Tricky, Thus far the USDA hasn't let them.
Speaking of school lunch, there's an interesting post on Grist about how today's milk is not yesterday's milk. Our school does sell organic milk a la carte. Rising Tide in Glen Cove has grass-fed organic milk. As you might guess, it's not cheap. Serving better milk to kids would be more affordable for schools if it did not have to come in those little boxes. But the USDA and the national school lunch program says that it does - and that it's not lunch without one.
Which leads me to the USDA's new graphic "my plate" - re-done here as shown over at La Vida Locavore.
Michelle Obama has made the Olive Garden big news -- but should you really eat there? Try the Slow Food link above instead.
Things to Watch
Next week on the 29th, the USDA will host a webinar on the Farm to School program. More information and hot to register here.
Things to Do
Old Bethpage Village Restoration has its annual County Fair this weekend.
This is the last weekend of the NY Botanical Garden's Edible Garden weekends with Mario Batali.
and this announcement from Slow Food Huntington:
Long Island Naturally- an environmental fair
September 24th, 10am-4pm, rain date Sunday, September 25th
Please join Starflower Experience for fun, games and education at their annual fair. There will be exhibitions and demonstrations, including how to make a “cleaner “clean, and other ways to go green at home. Connect with groups such as Holistic Moms, The Essential Earthworm will show you what vermicomposting is all about and check out an electric Delorean. Live Music by Farmers’ Almanac and Solar Punch. This event is part of National Public Lands Day and 350.org’s Moving Planet
Please check for possible weather cancellation on the Starflower Experiences website http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/ or
Manor Farm, 210 Manor Rd., Huntington ( East of Park Ave and North of Jericho Tpke)