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Tasty Bites 10.26.04
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Special Event 11.11 - THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Film -- Panel -- Party

Om Organics and Slow Food are promoting a fun and educational evening on Thursday, November 11th.

At the historic Castro Theater, Alice Waters will introduce the screening of the highly-acclaimed film The Future of Food, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia; Ignacio Chapela (Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Sciences at UC Berkeley and who appears in the film); and Michael Pollan (Knight Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and author of The Botany of Desire: A Plantís Eye View of the World). Film/panel proceeds benefit Slow Food.

After learning about the 'complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat', we invite you to join us at the after-party to talk about the film, meet local farmers, sip sumptuous organic wines, and taste fresh, organically grown delectables prepared by Sharon Ardiana of Lime Restaurant and Jamie Lloyd of Besos Foods. Ticket price includes food & drink. Party proceeds benefit Om Organics programs in the Bay Area.

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Tickets $10/presales

Tickets $10/presales (avail. 10/27-11/8); $15/at the door

Events This Week

Oliveto Polenta Dinner
Wed-Thu, 10/27/04-10/28/04
Oliveto Restaurant, 5655 College Ave., Oakland
As the kitchen at Oliveto has became increasingly interested in grains and legumes, they also want to share their knowledge - and some tasty recipes - by hosting their first-ever polenta dinners. Expect spit roasted birds, grilled vegetables and sausages to accompany the polenta. Reservations: 510-547-5356.

Are There GMOs In My Cheerios?
Thu, 10/28/04, 7:30am - 9:00am
Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael;
$20 (includes breakfast)
Sponsored by the Marin Conservation League, this breakfast will explore "Measure B," which would make it unlawful for any person or entity to propagate, cultivate, raise or grow GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in Marin County. Panelists include Dr. Kent Bradford, Professor in the UC Davis Department of Vegetable Crops, who has published extensively in the field of seed science and enhancement and Mark Squire, owner and manager of Good Earth Natural Foods, an organic foods grocery in Fairfax for more than 35 years. Moderated by Elizabeth Weise. Tickets: Call (415) 485-6257.

Meet the Farmer: Victor Martino of Bella Viva Orchards
Sat, 10/30/04, 10:00am-10:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; Free
Get the lowdown straight from the producer.

Shop With the Chef: Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls of the Huntington Hotel's Big 4 Restaurant
Sat, 10/30/04, 10:30am-11:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; Free
See and taste what seasonal produce local chefs are buying and cooking!

Need Your Help!

Om Organics is a project of the San Francisco Foundation-Community Initiative Funds, and can only continue with the help of foundation grants and individual contributions. If you support sustainability in the Bay Area, please help us with your tax-deductible donation.

Any amount is appreciated!
You can make a donation:

  • via to
  • by credit card: 415-733-8583 (SFF CIF Office)
  • by check: "Om Organics: Project of SFF CIF", 225 Bush St. #500, SF, CA 94104


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