Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet Your Farmers: A Community Supported Agriculture Fair

As a lead-in to Thursday’s films and perfectly aligned with the Wexner Center Field & Screen series, representatives from several local farms, including Wayward Seed Farm, will be in the cafĂ© to speak with guests individually about the virtues and possibilities of community supported agriculture (CSA). Learn more about the simplicity of finding food raised close to home in a relaxed and conversational atmosphere.

Join us Thursday, February 25th at the Wexner Center. The farms will be available before the start of the evening’s film from 5-7PM. The event is open to everyone. Whether you’re a current member of the Wayward family, a CSA newcomer or just simply curious about local farming, please join us! (And bring your friends!)

Presented in collaboration with the Wexner Center for the Arts and Local Matters.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Six Degrees of Dublin

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dublin, Ohio celebrates 200 years in 2010. A successful place like Dublin doesn't reach that age without a whole lot of people, most of them unsung, doing the things that make a city, a community. In creating the web series 'Six Degrees of Community' we spent a lot of time pondering what kind of people make a place like Dublin tick. More to the point we thought about how those kinds of people are connected in ways they don't even realize.

Monthly, leading up to Historic Dublin's September Bicentennial Celebration, we'll chronicle those special people that make Dublin what it is today, and what it will be in the future. A place that thriving small businesses and large corporations both call home. A city that builds beautiful and forward thinking schools, and takes care of those who find themselves struggling with life's sometimes difficult circumstances. A community that nurtures the arts and throws open it's doors for thousands every summer at The Memorial and Dublin Irish Festival.

In 'Six Degrees of Dublin' we'll highlight some of those people who do the "heavy lifting" required to make Dublin more than just common zip codes and freeway exits... much more.

The evening will start off with a panel discussion on sustainability and the importance of local foods and farming. The guest moderator is Timothy Wolf Starr of The SBB and the panelist include Jaime Moore from Wayward Seed Farm, Jamie Adkins, City of Dublin Sustainability Programs Administrator, and Michael Jones, Executive Director of Local Matters.

After a brief panel discussion we will premiere the initial video episode of 'Six Degrees of Dublin'. Upon conclusion of the video we'll have musical performances from Fade To Blue and Jared Mahone.

We will conclude the evening with light snacks and networking in the lobby of Abbey Theater.

The 'Six Degrees of Dublin' video and event project is a collaboration between OnScene, Palestra Creative, JAM Sessions and the Historic Dublin Business Association (HDBA) that takes a multi-touch approach to showcasing the current status of Dublin, Ohio's local community. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Makin' Bacon

In just a few weeks we're hosting a cooking class at the North Market as part of the Dispatch School of Cooking series. There are quite a few of you who will be thrilled at the subject matter: Adam is makin' bacon. Below you'll see a brief write up on the class. Be sure to sign up soon to save your seat. Space is very limited, just 20 seats!

Makin' Bacon with Wayward Seed Farm
Thursday, February 18, 2010

In this Dispatch School of Cooking class, we’ll have the rare opportunity to learn from one of Central Ohio’s most talented farmers: Adam Welly of The Wayward Seed Farm. The farm is renowned for its rare heirloom and heritage vegetables, but it has also garnered a bit of a cult following among its CSA members with Adam’s bacon and other charcuterie. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to learn from Adam first-hand in this intimate setting—not to mention the treat of tasting an array of preserved and cured meats, served in surprising ways.

We’ll be serving jowl bacon wrapped dates, pork rillette with homemade sauerkraut and golden raisins, microgreens salad with Canadian Bacon and Fuji Apples, and a very special ice cream collaboration with Jeni Britton Bauer.

While you're enjoying the good eats, Adam will demonstrate how to create your own pancetta and Canadian bacon at home.

The class is $50 (or any 3 classes for $125).

Call 614-463-9664 to register or buy tickets online here.