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About the Gathering

Join us for the day, or come and go for the session(s) you are interested in. No experience necessary…just come hungry to learn!

When: Saturday, July 17th, 2010, Sessions/Panel 12:30-3:30 pm, Market Tours & Demos 9:45-11:30 am

Where: CoCo, Lowertown, St. Paul (near the St. Paul Farmers Market)

Cost: Free, but please register so we know how many people are coming (refreshments provided)

Real Food Minnesota is a free event with a practical focus. For those with a new interest in learning about the food you buy and eat, we hope to unveil the mysteries of selecting and preparing healthy, delicious, and ethically-produced “real” food. Already comfortable in co-ops and your kitchen? Come hear about new ways to learn about food via the web, emerging sources of local ingredients year-round, and some of the great food communities being built throughout the Twin Cities. There will be:

  • Guided tours of the St. Paul Farmers Market with tips on how to buy fresh ingredients
  • Food prep demos with experienced chefs
  • Discussions led by folks doing cool things in the local food scene (topics include urban farming, the ethics of eating, and more)
  • Opportunity to chat with other curious and enthusiastic eaters, and to learn about ways to get more involved with our local food system

What do we mean by “real food?”
Everyone’s definition might vary, but in general we’re talking about food that is any or all of the following:

  • local
  • organic
  • sustainable
  • non-GMO
  • heirloom
  • free range
  • grass-fed
  • hand crafted
  • home brewed

Organizers: Kristi Hamilton (@enroot) and Leslie Kruempel (@realfoodmn).

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2010 3:48 pm

    We are growers–an actual family farm in Andover, yes a suburb. We have been growing for over 30 years and have sold at MPLS. FARMERS MARKET as well as many other small community markets.
    We will not be able to make this “unconference” but would like to receive any publications available. Please forward this info via e-mail or snail mail. Thank you!

  2. June 29, 2010 11:09 am

    What time are you meeting?

    • temporaryobsession permalink*
      July 10, 2010 3:17 pm

      Market tours are in the morning (first starts at 9:45 am) and sessions/discussions are from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Feel free to come to one or both!

  3. July 11, 2010 7:24 am

    This sounds like a great event, Kristi. I will post it on Sustainable Farming Association’s Facebook ( for you.

    Jerry Ford

  4. July 16, 2010 6:22 pm

    So sad!! I’m teaching an all-family fitness class tomorrow morning.

    I’d love to see more events like this. Do you ever do movable feasts or similar events?

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