Supporting good, clean, and fair food in East Tennessee.

March 7, 14, 21, 28 (7-9pm)- “Menu for the Future” reading and discussion group led by Laura Smith; a collection of essays from the Northwest Earth Institute exploring the connection between food and sustainability. Essay contributors include Wendell Berry, Frances Moore Lappé, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan, and more.

We will explore food systems and their impacts on culture, society and ecological systems and gain insight into agricultural and individual practices that promote personal and ecological well-being while considering your role in creating or supporting sustainable food systems.

Classes on the 7th, 21st and 28th will be at Cafe 4′s upstairs library. Class on the 14th will be at the Gigmark offices next to River Sports at Volunteer Landing.

"Menu for the Future" by the Northwest Earth Institute

Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members and includes the price of your book. Scholarships are available if you are experiencing a financial hardship and would like to participate. Limited spaces available! Email to sign-up and make arrangements to get your book or to request a scholarship.

Congrats to Dale Mackey, who won with a picture of Pork Belly Sliders with Sorghum from Chez Liberty! Our Facebook friends were invited to post a photo of their favorite meal from a locally-owned restaurant on our Facebook page between Feb 1 and Feb 8. Dale’s photo had the most “likes,” resulting in winning a $50 gift certificate to the Plaid Apron in Knoxville.

The winning photo: pork belly sliders with sorghum at Chez Liberty.