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Tasty Bites 11.2.04
Event updates each week; more extensive edibles every other

Election Day
Since it's election day, this week's Bites are a little different, but not a bit less tasty! This weekend try to make the Green Festival; it's really inspiring and a great social gathering too. And then next Thursday is our educational and delicious Future of Food film, panel, and party to benefit Slow Food and Om Organics.

As for now, get out and vote (you can go to any polling place in your county), and we'll see you at one of the many establishments with food & beverage specials for your "I Voted" sticker.

Two organically-inclined restaurants offering specials and broadcasting election coverage are Levende Lounge and Foreign Cinema.

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, and Michael Pollan. Film/panel proceeds benefit Slow Food.

Afterwards, join us at the after-party to talk about the film, meet local farmers, sip sumptuous organic drinks, 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

Information & List of generous sponsors
Tickets $10/presales (limited); $15/at the door

Events This Week

Green Business Conference
Wed-Fri, 11/3/04-11/5/04
San Francisco Ramada Plaza Int'l; $445 pre-registry.
Build your business and the green marketplace. Connect with like-minded business visionaries. Learn from successful green businesses. Takes place right before the Green Festival!

A COPIA Evening with Thomas Keller
Fri, 11/5/04, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Copia, 500 First St. in Napa; $25, includes COPIA day pass
A first impression of Thomas Keller would suggest that he is strictly a foie gras-truffle-lobster-caviar kind of man. In truth, it is bistro cooking that he credits as his favorite, and prompted him to open his second restaurant, Bouchon, in Yountville, CA, just down the street from his now legendary French Laundry. In his latest book, Bouchon (Artisan), Thomas details the finer points of bistro classics such as Onion Soup and Apple Tarte Tatin. Come hear how he elevates these seemingly “ordinary” dishes into food that is anything but. More info: 707-259-1600.

Meet the Cheesemaker: Soyoung Scanlan of Andante Dairy
Sat, 11/6/04, 10:00am-10:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; Free
Get the lowdown straight from the producer.

Soil Fertility and Cover Cropping
Sat, 11/6/04, 10:00am-1:00pm
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. in SF; Call for reg. info
Healthy soil is the foundation of a sustainable landscape or garden. Learn ways to amend and protect your soil during the winter months using cover cropping techniques, mulching and composting. Pre-registration required. Info: 415-731-5627,

Shop With the Chef: Linda Hillel ~ Cooking Instructor
Sat, 11/6/04, 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!

Interview and Book Signing: Amy Goldman ~ Seed Saver and Author of The Complete Squash
Sat, 11/6/04, 11:30am-12:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcardero/Market in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA education program.

Green Festival
Sat-Sun, 11/6/04-11/7/04, Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 11am-7pm
San Francisco Convention Center, 8th & Brannan St. in SF, Free-$20/person
The Green Festival, co-produced by Global Exchange and Co-op America, brings together green enterprises, environmental groups, leading thinkers on the green economy, and thousands of attendees (last year about 15,000) for a very fun two-day party with a very serious objective: strengthening the locally controlled, green economy and expanding popular support for policies aimed at sustainability and social justice. Be a part of the rapidly growing community - learn, listen, chat, shop, eat, drink and just hang out.

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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