Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Come join in 'A Local M.E.A.L.'!

Over the past few months I've met a number of wonderful people who are passionate about food and brimming with enthusiasm. It has made the return to PEI that much sweeter to find a community of like-minded folks here. So, post-thesis, I determined I needed a new project and something to fill all the spare time I imagined I would now have. Well, as it turns out, time remains a hard-to-come by and precious resource, but it also turns out that many hands do, indeed, make light work (and make it fun!).

It took no effort at all to convince new and old friends to come together to plan a local food event. We determined the best way forward would be to host an informal evening gathering that would allow attendees to Meet, Eat And Learn (M.E.A.L). The event will include a Pecha Kucha style segment, with six to eight people speaking about some aspect of local food, as well as a chance to mingle and sample local foods after the presentations.

I'm really pumped about this first M.E.A.L. (we are already envisioning a series of these M.E.A.L.S.). We've got a great venue, an amazing planning team, and plans are underway to ensure those in attendance enjoy a delicious spread and inspiring/intriguing presentations!

Did I mention it's FREE?! What a great opportunity to come together as a community to learn and share stories about the very thing that sustains all of us from life's very beginnings until the end - food.

The event takes place March 24th at 6.30 pm at The Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI.

For more information, check out our website at: http://alocalmeal.wordpress.com or our Facebook Event Page.

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