Starting today: some excellent learnings, links and leads…
TODAY, Thurs 3/29 – 12-1pm – Harvard Food Law Society – Hauser 105
Lunch discussion on addressing environmental and social challenges through food. With:
- Ayr Muir – founder of Clover Fast Food
- Doug Rauch – former president of Trader Joe’s
- David Leslie – Executive Director of Cambridge-based Food for Free
TODAY, Thurs 3/29 – 12-1pm – Harvard Food Law Society – Wasserstein B0101
Discussion with Katrin Kuhlmann (JD 1996), Senior Fellow and Director, TransFarm Africa on new models for using trade, development policy, legal education and leadership to open markets, promote equity, ensure the success of entrepreneurs and increase development-focused investment.
TransFarm Africa addresses legal, regulatory and agricultural barriers facing investors and entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa.
TODAY, Thurs 3/29 – 6pm – Tracie McMillan – SHA Auditorium (928 Commonwealth Avenue)
Hosted by Gastronomy at BU, a special lecture by Tracie McMillan, award-winning journalist and author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. (Book sale and signing to follow.)
As McMillan watched the debate on feeding America unfold – one camp of which urges us to pay the true cost for food (which is to say, pay more) – she couldn’t help but ask, “What if you can’t afford $9 tomatoes?” Come hear her story of a journey to find out.
Friday, 3/30 + Monday, 4/1 – Deadlines to register for the Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute!
Food and natural product entrepreneurs: this two-day ‘boot camp’ is a must-not-miss. Tomorrow is the deadline for registering your company as a case (pitch in front of Gary Hirshberg!) and Monday simply to attend.
Monday, 4/2 – 5:30pm – Happy Hour Fundraiser for Boston Public Market – Downtown Crossing
The Boston Public Market Association seeks to create an indoor, year-round market selling local food to the Boston area. Much buzz and hard work have gone into its evolution thus far.
This Local Grown + Happy Hour at Kingston Station will serve locally-raised, grass-fed beef sliders (and veggie versions!) and drinks by Bully Boy. Beef and cheese generously donated by Lawton Family Farms of Foxboro (regulars at the Somerville Winter Farmers Market).
Come meet BPMA supporters, staff, and board members, hear updates on the project, and share your vision for the Market.
Tickets are $35 per person (one signature drink included)