Love local, fresh, good, clean, fair food? Then you might want to become a Local Food Advocate. By participating in this brand-new program, you can be a member of a trained corps of volunteers, helping local food groups talk to the public about sustainable food this summer at the Seacoast Growers Association (SGA) Farmer’s Markets, public fairs and festivals, and a wherever food is on people’s minds.
Slow Food Seacoast, Seacoast Eat Local, the SGA, and Seacoast Local (the “4 Food Groups,” as we sometimes like to call ‘em), are teaming up to offer this collaborative training opportunity. On Saturday, May 2 (first day of the Portsmouth SGA Farmers’ Market!) please join us for a training session that will run from 12:30 – 2:00. We’ll meet at the Farmer’s Market Info Booth at 12:30 to look at the setup for sharing information about the market and local food events. Then, we’ll head over to the Portsmouth Library’s Hilton Garden Room for the “classroom” portion of the training. There, you’ll learn more about the food awareness movement and how our local organizations are working to improve the food system and local economy for everyone. You’ll get fact sheets about each of the 4 Food Groups, information about how a local food system improves our lives, tips and tricks, and answers to frequently asked questions. Also at the training, we’ll sign you up for a day of “shadowing” with an experienced volunteer so you can learn the ropes.
We know many of the supporters of these four groups would really like to spend more time doing outreach with the public – but just want a little help figuring out what to say and which information to share. This training will help you do just that and give you all the tools to be an informative and inspiring Food Advocate. Please join us! RSVP recommended (but not required – come if you can!) to SlowFoodSeacoast@GMail.com
Local Food Advocates Training
Day: Saturday, May 2
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Place: Meet at Portsmouth Farmer’s Market Info Booth, walk to Portsmouth Public Library about 1:00 PM
Bring: weather-appropriate clothing, notepaper and pen, and your personal story of what got you interested in local food!