April 10 @TheRiveter
In collaboration with Ecolibrium Farms, we set up shop once again in The Riveter kitchen, this time to host their monthly Salon + Supper. In honor of Earth Month, we focused our food systems dialogue around plastic packaging.
Members and their guests joined us at the kitchen island to prep our seasonally inspired meal. While chopping, zesting, and stirring the pot, we answered the evening's opening circle question - what plastic item in your kitchen are you loathe to give up?
freshly pickled last season's carrots
root vegetable stew
bitter greens salad
Kirsop Farm amaranth
Lively conversation ensued. We explored recycle and compost options, what really happens after the recycle bin gets picked up, commercial use of plastic containers (from farm to store to restaurant), toxicity in our foods, alternative packing, and more. Over amaranth alegrias (think nutty cookie-like dessert), we shared our action items for Earth Month 2018.
Thanks The Riveter Community for an inspired evening!