Eat, drink, and be Irie for the 6th Annual Boston JerkFest™ in the South End that will feature our very own Seafood Throwdown! The Boston JerkFest is a family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that will feature, fun in the sun, Jamaican jerk spiced food and a seafood cook-off.
During Saturday's Seafood Throwdown, two local chefs will compete against each other each to cook the best local seafood dish - but they won't know what the main course will be until the start of the Throwdown! Each chef will be given one hour to prepare their dish for three celebrity judges. Come early to get your Seafood Throwdown Tasting Ticket!
Boston JerkFest was noted by Zagat as one of Boston's top 10 summer food festivals. We so wish it was summer right about now. This year is going to be epic! Yeh mon! Ticket info here.
- Day of festival admission: Entry to the festival is on Appleton Street between Tremont Street and Berkeley Street.
- Express check-in for advance ticket holders: For those who have purchased their tickets online, entrance is located on Berkeley Street through the lawn gates on the corner of Berkeley and Tremont Streets. (For GPS purposes, use 41 Berkeley Street as the address).
More about our Seafood Throwdowns:
Fisheries policies, as currently under consideration, could lead to industrialization and consolidation of the fishing industry much like the policies that turned our family farming sector into agribusiness. Seafood Throwdowns are fun, educational and community driven activities that promote the ecological and economic benefit of locally caught seafood. Because we believe who fishes matters.
Join NAMA's director Niaz Dorry in a conversation about the movements to build ecologically responsible land and sea food while supporting community-based fishermen and family farmers.
Join our FREE WEBINAR where we'll be discussing the risks of genetically engineered (GE) salmon in the Northwest region! The webinar features the launch of the new short film: “Salmon People - The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish for the Pacific Northwest.”
REGISTER FOR FREE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/956928449100856579
Salmon is a cultural and ecological keystone species in the Northwest, making the approval of GE salmon a distinct point of concern for communities in this region. Northwest tribes and tribal members have voiced strong concerns around the potential impacts of corporations producing and distributing GE salmon, and have initiated political opposition at state and national levels in response to the biotech firm, AquaBounty Inc.’s submission for approval to market GE salmon in the U.S.
1. Introduction by Heather Day
2. Screening of "Salmon People" (~4 min)
3. Presentations by panelists
4. Discussion and calls to action
HEATHER DAY co-founded Community Alliance for Global Justice with other organizers of the historic 1999 shutdown of the World Trade Organization in Seattle. She has been ED since 2007, and holds a Masters in Geography.
VALERIE SEGREST is a native nutrition educator who specializes in local and traditional foods. As an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, she serves her community as the coordinator of the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project.
FAWN SHARP is president of the Quinault Indian Nation, president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and vice president of the National Congress of American Indians.
GEORGE KIMBRELL is the Legal Director for the Center for Food Safety. His legal, legislative, and policy work runs the gamut of many CFS program areas, including pesticides, genetically engineered organisms, food labeling, organic standards, and aquaculture.
DR. PETE KNUTSON teaches environmental anthropology at Seattle Central College, is a Commissioner on the Puget Sound Salmon Commission, has been a North Pacific commercial fisherman for 47 years and owns Loki Fish Company.
The webinar is co-hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice andCenter for Food Safety, and co-sponsored by Friends of the Earth U.S.and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.
Tickets are live! Join Slow Food SF and the Slow Fish community for Slow Fish San Fransisco - a seafood celebration and community gathering to connect fishermen, chefs, scientists, and Slow Food activists who are rallying around good, clean, and fair seafood.
NAMA is part of the planning team to continue our role in helping nurture the budding Slow Fish USA-area network. This event will begin with a Seafood Throwdown at the SF ferry building and a welcoming reception. Click to view the website.