Farmer and sauerkraut producer Doug Flack of Flack Family Farm discusses the history of industrial food production framed by the modern American diet vs fresh, local foods. Snacks will be served.
6–7:30pm. Fletcher Free Library. Burlington. Free.
Thursday (January 12)
Knit and Wine
Knitters and others with a needle inclination can pull a chair up to the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand at Lincoln Peak Vineyard. Wine, discussion, and crafts — a good combination.
6–8pm. Lincoln Peak Vineyard. New Haven. Free; wine priced by the glass.
The Pennywise Pantry
City Market staff lead a tour of the store helping customers create a more affordable method of stocking their pantry in a healthful manner.
10–11am. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Saturday (January 14)
Understanding Local Cheeses
Solving the puzzle as to what exactly cave aged or washed rind mean, cheese monger Dave Lauber explains the nuances of artisanal cheeses. Don’t worry, there will be samples.
11am–12pm. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Monday (January 16)
‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’
In this 2010 documentary, viewers follow filmmaker Joe Cross as he decides to go on a two month road trip to lose weight and achieve a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle.
5:30–7:30pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. Free. Please preregister by emailing email@example.com or calling 802-223-8004 EXT 202.
Tuesday (January 17)
Enzymes: Can’t Live Without Them, But You Do!
Peter Farber will discuss the functions of the body and how they work (or don’t work) without the presence of catalysts.
6–7pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. Free. Please preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 802-223-8004 EXT 202.
Bring in the Chinese New Year with the holiday’s traditional feast foods.
6–7:30pm. Sustainability Academy. Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Special events to keep on your list for next week:
Wednesday (January 18)
Workshop on Backyard Livestock Policy Issues
Are you interested in the future of Burlington’s urban food system? As part of Alison Nihart’s graduate research project with Burlington’s Urban Agriculture Task Force (http://burlingtonfoodcouncil.org/our-projects/uatf/), the task force is hosting a workshop on backyard livestock policy issues to allow interested residents to contribute to our deliberations (Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/261299330591940/).
5:30-8:30pm. McClure MultiGenerational Center. 214 N. Winooski Ave. Free. Light fare from 5:30-6pm. Contact Alison Nihart at email@example.com for more information.
Thursday (January 19)
The Waterbury-Duxbury Food council will be screening the film Fresh — a 2009 documentary that celebrates the Americans who are re-inventing our food system — as a part of their winter film series. Among several main characters, Fresh features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
7pm. Thatcher Brook Primary School. Waterbury. Free; donations welcomed. More on the film series and the W-D Food Council is at www.wdfoodcouncil.org.