You may recognize the name Anthony Nicalo if you’re familiar with Farmstead Wines, but he is also the co-founder of the non-profit, FarmFed which encourages people to consider just where their food really comes from.
Over the next few months, they will be hosting a series of six classes designed to inform, educate, and inspire your food habits.
“To truly understand who we are and what we eat, the path of food needs to be followed all the way to the farm, ocean and field. This culture series is an opportunity to get all of the details in good company with great food and wine”, says Natalie Jensen, also of FarmFed.
Tuesday, April 21
Join Anthony Nicalo for the official book launch of Provenance: a blueprint for the modern eater. Guests will learn to assess the sources for food they eat and will learn practical tips for buying clean, healthy food.
Monday, April 27
Special guests include Mike McDermid, Program Manager of Ocean Wise, and Chef Robert Clark of [C] Restaurant discussing the importance of understanding seafoodâ€™s impacts on our oceans. Guests will enjoy sustainable seafood hors dâ€™oeuvres prepared by Chef Robert Clark and fish-friendly wines.
Tuesday May 5
Jason Pleym, founder of Two Rivers Specialty Meats will shed light on what is really going on in grocers and butcher shops, while guests taste naturally raised meats.
Wednesday May 20
Mark Bomford, the Program Coordinator for the Centre of Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm will share tips for buying and growing sustainable produce.
Tuesday May 26
Farmstead Wines founder Anthony Nicalo lifts the veil on wine marketing and connects guests to authentic wine and artisan farmers.
Saturday June 6 at UBC Farm
This special fundraiser features international food expert and author of In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan. Pollan will share his manifesto for eating. Guests who participate in the full series will receive a gourmet picnic lunch at UBC Farm.
Sessions 1-5 will take place at Books to Cooks (1740 West 2nd Ave) and the final session will be at the UBC Farm. Tickets are $65 for individual tickets or $360 if you would like to do all of the sessions. The series will also be broadcast online with UStream.