Slow Food Farm to Fork Festival, Saturday events and workshops

JACKSON, Wyo. — The 2020 Farm to Fork Festival runs this Friday, October 2nd, and Saturday, October 3rd, with events held around town. Saturday’s events begin at 10 a.m with workshops at the May Park Community Garden and a farm tour at Vertical Harvest.

At noon head on over the rodeo grounds to listen to speakers and presentations entitled, “Voices From The Field.” A hot lunch locally sourced from Trio and Local Restaurants will also be served from 11:30-12:15 p.m. to be enjoyed during the presentations. Tickets are limited and can be purchased ahead of time for $5, or at the door for $10. The lunch is $15. 

The presenters and speakers include: 

-Jack Schmidt, Central Wyoming College: Rebuilding Local Food Processing and Marketing – A report from the Wind River Basin

-Mike Reid, Paradise Springs Farm: Biodynamics and farmland preservation

-Alexia Kulwiec, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund: Food freedom

-Raymond Ansotegui, Advocate for global worm-ing: Vermicomposting and soil

-Felix Wai, Slow Food USA: Food justice and food equity

The final farmers market of the season will be held on the grassy lawn at the Teton County Fairgrounds from 1:30 p.m-4:30 p.m on Saturday afternoon. A silent auction to support Slow Food in the Tetons and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund will also be held during this time.  Meet at the Slow Foods tent at 3 p.m for a tour around the market.

Photo: Shelby Belote

Gardening in the Tetons, Slow Food U.S.A roundtable discussion, and a tour of Central Wyoming College’s mobile animal processing facility begin at 2 p.m at various locations. Meet at the workshop tent from 2 p.m-2:45 p.m or from 3 p.m-3:45 p.m for an apple pressing workshop for kids with Ian McGregor of Farmstead Cider.

On-site events end at the Fairgrounds at 5 p.m but three virtual workshops begin at 5 p.m. Cooking with local and seasonal ingredients with Sue Muncaster and Fermenting 101 for kids and adults with Poa Van Sickle will be available via zoom. An instructional video will also be posted at 5 p.m with Nick Phillips from Sweet Cheeks Meats demonstrating how to field dress and home butcher wild game.

 More information about ticketing, event details, and locations can be found here.  The Slow Food in the Tetons Farm to Fork Festival is presented by Slow Food in the Tetons and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. 

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