Many of our members are interested in supporting nearby farms and the local economy as well as enjoying the benefits of having locally raised food. Here are a few sources:
Sequatchie Cove Farm: This farm is now offering a meat CSA with pick-up in Birmingham at Jones Valley Urban Farm. Sequatchie Cove is a Tennessee-based farm that raises heritage breed pork, grass fed beef, eggs, pick-your-own berries, seasonal vegetables, and they also produce cheese. (They’re hoping to do a cheese CSA. How cool would that be?)
Birdsong Community Farm: This farm offers grass-finished beef, eggs, pasture-raised chickens, fruit and vegetables.
Eat Local Alabama Food Guide: Earlier in 2009 the Foodie Book Club helped Amanda Storey of Food Revival put together some handouts of sources for local food (which were given out during the showing of Food, Inc). Download the handout here.
We’re kicking off the new year with seafood and a bit of history. (I have to confess, books like this convince me that had we been taught history via food in high school, I might have been a much better student.) Mark Kurlansky is a prolific writer whose works include histories, fiction, and children’s books, and much of his work centers around food. In January we’re reading Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. We’ll meet on Tuesday, January 12 at 6pm, at LivonFifth for lively discussion, wine, and hm, maybe some Brandade de Morue?
It’s our tradition to skip a book in December in favor of a party… So join us Tuesday night, December 8, at 6pm for a cozy movie night. We’ll watch Big Night with Stanley Tucci, and fill ourselves with risotto and other film-inspired Italian fare. We’ll meet in the club room at LivonFifth (2201 5th Avenue South; it’s the green building next to Workplay). Feel free to bring a friend, and if you can bring food or drink, we’ll need a few bottles of wine, bread, salad, and dessert.