Real Food Summer Lunches
Real Food Rising is a program under the auspices of local nonprofit Utah Community Action (SLCAP.org), which hires teens for work on their sustainable farm, and has a mission to "empower teens with the skills they need to thrive while increasing access to healthy food in Salt Lake." Teens ages 14-17 are paid to work on the Real Food Rising 1.25-acre farm in west Salt Lake (500 S. 1050 West) and to learn skills ranging from gardening to preparing fresh foods. During July, the farm hosts its annual Community Lunch Series, with proceeds benefiting the farm and youth-development programs. The series allows members of Real Food Rising's Summer Youth Program the opportunity to team up with a variety of local chefs. Each week, the youth collaborate with restaurant professionals to prepare and share a seasonal meal featuring fresh, organic farm produce. The lunches are open to the public, and will be held on July 13, 20 and 27. For additional information and to purchase lunch tickets, visit RealFoodRising.Ticketleap.com.
Harmons and DIY
Harmons Neighborhood Grocer joins Craft Lake City as one of the presenting sponsors for the eighth annual Craft Lake City Do-It-Yourself Festival at the Gallivan Center on Aug. 12-14. A wide range of artisan food vendors and food trucks will be on hand with locally crafted food and drink, and folks looking for a special DIY experience can purchase VIP tickets giving them access to a special patio that looks over Gallivan Plaza. Regular entrance fee is $5 (kids under 12 get in free), but those wanting the VIP experience (and to contribute to Craft Lake City's mission) can purchase single-day VIP tickets for $35 or $50 for three-day VIP admission. In addition to craft beer, cocktails and food bites, the VIP patio will also host mini-workshops, giveaways and more. To purchase tickets, visit 24tix.com.
Quote of the week: "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights."
—Bishop Desmond Tutu