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The Food Almanac 2017: Are Good, Clean, and Fair Food & Farming Trumped?

February 28 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm


Since 1818, farm­ers have relied on the Farm­ers’ Almanac for uncan­ni­ly accu­rate weath­er pre­dic­tions to inform their plant­i­ng, har­vest­ing, and day-to-day liv­ing. In 2017, Slow Food New York City will spon­sor the Sev­en­th Annu­al Food Almanac, a food and farm­ing prog­nos­ti­ca­tion inspired by the Farm­ers’ Almanac.

The Food Almanac is a sin­gu­lar oppor­tu­ni­ty for food-active indi­vid­u­als to con­sid­er food and farm­ing pol­i­cy issues in the New Year. At first glance, food and farm­ing seem to be an after­thought in the Trump admin­is­tra­tion. But, the Repub­li­can Con­gress is enter­tain­ing big changes in food and farm poli­cies and count­ing on the Pres­i­dent to make them hap­pen….

  • Will the his­toric Farm Bill alliance of farm­ers and anti-hunger advo­cates sur­vive? (and what about SNAP?)
  • Will School Lunch reforms and Nutri­tion Stan­dards stand?
  • Will the admin­is­tra­tion com­pro­mise on undoc­u­ment­ed farm­work­ers?
  • Which Food Safe­ty and Envi­ron­men­tal Reg­u­la­tions will go, and how fast? (and what about Sus­tain­abil­i­ty?)

Big Ques­tions! To help answer them, our pan­el of experts will spec­u­late on the year com­ing and sug­gest how each of us can engage on the issues. The Food Almanac is NOT just Food for Thought. Atten­dees also will enjoy net­work­ing, local wine and beer, and deli­cious sea­son­al snacks.


Mary Jo Dud­ley, Senior Exten­sion Asso­ciate, Direc­tor, Cor­nell Farm­work­ers Pro­gram @CaRDICornell

Pam Koch @pam_koch, Exec­u­tive Director/Associate Research Pro­fes­sor, Columbia Teach­ers’ Col­lege and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Lau­rie M. Tis­ch Cen­ter for Food Edu­ca­tion & Policy@TischFoodCenter

Reana Koval­cik @ReanaMK, ‎Asso­ciate Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Devel­op­ment, Nation­al Sus­tain­able Agri­cul­ture Coali­tion @SustainableAg

Mar­got Pol­lans @MPollans, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Law, Pace uni­ver­si­ty, Fac­ul­ty Direc­tor, Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative@PaceEnviroLaw

Josh Mor­gen­thau @fishkillfarms Farmer, Fishkill Farms


Mary Cleaver @TheCleaverCo, Snail of Approval Win­ning Restau­ra­teur and Cater­er and SFNYC Snail­Blaz­er and Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee Mem­ber


Feb­ru­ary 28 
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm 
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Brook­lyn Win­ery
213 North 8th Street
Brook­lyn, NY 11211 Unit­ed States
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