Living in the rich college/university, health care and food entrepreneur community that we do may explain how we can find so many amazing and engaging food events, forums and tastings in and around Boston. Riding the momentum of 3rd national Food Day, here are a few that this Examiner is hungry to try:
Tonight (October 29), 6:00 p.m. | “Building Bridges To Fix Our Food System” | Tufts (Boston campus)
VP for Outreach and Engagement for Humane Society of the United States, Joe Maxwell will speak on why (and how) sustainable farmers, animal advocates, public health officials and environmental advocates can join together to bring balance back to our food system. Maxwell grew up on a family farm in Missouri and still raises livestock himself.
Wednesday, October 30, 6-8:00 p.m. | “Food as Medicine” | Harvard Law School, Cambridge
In honor of Food Day, Community Servings and Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic host this symposium on the importance of food in health care initiatives. Featuring a panel of speakers including Gus Schumacher of Wholesome Wave to discuss the role of food as a cost-effective healthcare intervention. Reception to follow.
Wednesday, October 30, 7-11:00 p.m. | “Hell Night – an Evening of Spice” | GrandTen, Boston
Celebrate the season’s most exciting local brand pairing – the Fire Puncher Collaboration – with GrandTen Distilling and Taza Chocolate in the form of the Special Edition chili spiked TAZA dark chocolate discs and a limited-run of Fire Puncher Black vodka. Both GrandTen and Taza will be serving samples, and will be joined by other local favorites Island Creek Oysters, Olé Mexican Grill, and Q’s Nuts. $25 pp
Tuesday, November 5, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. | “Feeding the World without Consuming the Planet” | MIT
Confronting global environmental change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Changes to water, land and climate will affect the future of food and agriculture. The MIT Food Symposium will bring together industry experts and researchers to share their perspectives and gain a better understanding of how research can address these global resource challenges. Free and open to the public – but please register in advance at the link above. There will be live online streaming on the event page (above) on November 5th. Join the Twitter chat using #MITfood
Tuesday, November 5, 6-9:00 p.m. | Slow Money Boston Entrepreneur Showcase | Boston
Bringing together investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs and leaders working together to rebuild our local food system. Learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies based on the principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons and economic, cultural and biological diversity. Earnest Farms, Stone Hearth Pizza, Something Gud, Dahlicious, SPROOT and Greenleaf Organics will all be presenting their business plans and Bonnie Rukin from Slow Money Maine will keynote. $20 pp includes light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.