Saturday, June 28, 2008

~ Celebrity & Activist Chefs ~

Join Celebrity & Activist Chefs Ann Cooper & Michel Nischan for a Tasting Tribute to Organic Valley's 20th Anniversary!

Saturday 7/26, inside the gates of the world famous Kickapoo Country Fair! Tickets go on sale at 9am and are very limited, so come early!

$10.00 gets you into all three cooking demonstrations:

10:00 am - 11:30 am - FLAVOR DYNAMICS with Chef Ann Cooper

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - MEAT ON THE SIDE - Eat better while saving money, with Chef Michel Nischan

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - LET YOUR INGREDIENTS MAKE YOU A GREAT CHEF - Cooking locally & in season with Chef Michel Nischan

Over 21? Then purchase a second $10.00 ticket to enjoy the,
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - BEER TASTING: hosted by Organic Valley's Nathan Lenz

These ticketed events will benefit the Valley Stewardship Network and their goal of promoting a balance between a healthy environment and strong communities.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The "Lowdown" on Jim Hightower ~

He'll be here!

Saturday July 26th, 3:15pm

Kickapoo Country Fair
Word Tent

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the forthcoming book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plainfolks.
Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80% of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.
Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots. He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, and on Radio for Peace International. He also does a weekly video blog that is carried on many popular websites. Each month, he publishes a populist political newsletter, "
The Hightower Lowdown" which now has more than 135,000 subscribers and is the fastest growing political publication in America. The hardhitting Lowdown has received both the Alternative Press Award and the Independent Press Association Award for best national newsletter.
A popular public speaker who is fiery and funny, he is a populist road warrior who delivers more than 100speeches a year to all kinds of groups. As political columnist Molly Ivins said, "If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that rambunctious child—mad as hell, with a sense of humor."

Don't miss it!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"Spit, Guts and Poop:" Digestion Start to Finish

Kids Workshop
Sunday 7/27, 12:30-2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens to food after you put it in your mouth? How do our eyes and nose influence hunger and taste? If you're hungry to know more about stomach rumblings, saliva, and gas, join us as we have some fun with physiology.

Feel-good, philosophical take-home message: No matter what we look like on the outside, we're all the same on the inside!

Presented by Melinda "Food Sleuth" Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D.

1. Hunger:
2. Sight à Salivation
3. Blindfolded Taste Testing
4. Esophagus; stomach; intestines: how long?
5. Flatulence
Reading the Children’s Book: "Walter the Farting Dog"
6. Poop
Reading the Children’s Book: "Everyone Poops."

Take home message:
We're all the same inside; Our bodies are miraculous machines!