Join CT Food System Alliance for the launch of their Network! NAMA's director Niaz Dorry will be there to talk about our involvement in Food Solutions New England and why incorporating seafood in food systems matters.
It's time to throw down at the Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza! Come join us on Saturday July 8th for an afternoon filled with excitement, as we prepare to unveil the Mystery Fish from Blue Moon that was pulled from the docks in the morning. This underutilized species is sizzled to perfection and will be judged and tasted by all. Chef Trevor Swope from the Dock to Dish throws down his knives to Chef James Reedy of Craft Bar, who is a long time chef in NYC. Together the dual will entertain you and in a short time you will have learned how to cook this Mystery Fish at home for your family. So come and join the judges; Judge Neil Patel, Chef at Boutros and winner of last year’s Seafood Throwdown, Judge Erika Inward, National Coordinator of the Domestic Fair Trade Association and Special Guest Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish and give your senses a treat; taste for yourself which dish you like best! While all this is happening you will be given a play by play from an emcee, so you don't miss a trick. Lets support this local catch and learn where you can get it and how you can help us create a demand for this underappreciated species that is so plentiful but not known to most.
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Dig In: A Conversation on the Politics of Food is one of many events within the RESIST: ART OF PROTEST exhibit at Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Presented by the Cape Ann Farmers Market. Vendors, interactive activities, and a panel discussion featuring our coordinating director Niaz Dorry; Will Allen, author and organic farmer; and, Carolyn Mugar executive director of Farm Aid. For more information visit this link.
Check out our Jamaican style Seafood Throwdown and wake up your senses with this friendly cooking competition between Chef Ricardo Monroy of Haley House Cafe's, "Take Back the Kitchen", and Chef Ivy Lawson, "Owner of Ivyees Everything Honey" ! Be tantalized by the aroma of those fiery Jamaican spices, the sounds of sizzling fresh local seafood, get up close and take a look of that MYSTERY SEAFOOD, and if your brave come even closer to touch it. Finally the last of the senses to burst are your tastebuds; so come early and get a tasting ticket and be part of the amazing taste test and judge for yourself which Jamaican dish you crown #1!
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New Date: June 13th!
Enjoy a fabulous dinner at the Heritage of Sherborn, meet new friends all while supporting our local fishermen. Chef Josh will create a fabulous 4-course meal paired with wine focusing on local fish such as flounder, monkfish, & oysters to name a few. $65 per person includes wine and food. 20% of proceeds go to NAMA!
Join us at the Sustainable Business Network's Local Sustainable Economies Conference. Our director Niaz Dorry will be a keynote speaker, and we'll have a deep dive learning session on fishing businesses and economies. For more information, visit their website.
Come to Armory Park and enjoy this quant market filled with all kinds of surprises! Witness our Seafood Throwdown at its finest and bring a friend to see if you can name the Mystery Fish? The chefs of Harvest Kitchen and Island House Jamaican Fusion will be preparing their dishes to a panel of judges: Jim Nellis of RI Food Fights, Maureen Pothier of Johnson & Wales, Jonathan Cambra of Roger Williams University, in hopes to get a perfect score. The dishes will be judged by 4 categories- the Use of the Whole Animal (10pts), the Taste factor (10pts), the Presentation (5pts), and the Originality (5pts). Once the judges have tasted the dishes you will be able to taste and judge for yourself. So come early and get your tasting ticket and help us create a demand in your local market for this amazing species.
WPRI The Rhode Show's Brendan Kirby will give you a play by play of all the action, along with a variety of speakers from your community like, Eating with the Ecosystem, RI Seagrant, NAMA, Get out of the Boat Campaign and your local judges. This is a fun educational experience for everyone, so come down and join FarmFresh RI and NAMA for this Grand Kickoff Seafood Throwdown Event!
We're honored to be co-hosting the People’s Climate Justice Forum with Grassroots International.
LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE A FULL HOUSE! Based on the RSVPs we’ve received by April 25, we expect that Rabb Hall will be at capacity. Tickets will be available at the time of the event on a first-come, first-seated basis, and we cannot guarantee entry. The good news is that we will be livestreaming the event at grassrootsonline.org/livestream, so you can watch it online if you aren’t able to be there in person. We are arranging for a room to view the livestream at the library, but we also encourage you to organize viewing parties elsewhere with your friends!
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Join NAMA's coordinating director Niaz Dorry at Cape Ann Sustainability Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at O’Maley Innovation Middle School, located at 32 Cherry Street in Gloucester, MA, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Niaz will be speaking about sustainable foods at 1 p.m. The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market will be on site from 10 AM to 2 PM. Bring your broken bicycles to be repaired by volunteers from the Cape Ann Timebank and your unwanted bikes to be donated for refurbishing by Bikes not Bombs. Enjoy live music, speakers addressing clean energy technology, carbon neutrality, locally relevant impacts of climate change, and personal carbon footprint reduction and have enlightening conversations with our expert youth ambassadors about climate change concerns on Cape Ann. You can even test drive an Electric Vehicle! Admission is free. For more information, visit their website at www.towngreen2025.org.
Save the date for the 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit! This two-day conference is designed for food system players who are working to increase the amount of local and regional food served in schools, colleges, and health care facilities.