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We hope to see you in San Francisco this weekend for the nation’s first major Slow Food Gathering. Please find listed below the events our staff will be participating in. We would love to meet you, so please join us. We would also appreciate if you would forward this to people you know in the Bay Area. Thanks for helping us to spread the word.

There are still some tickets available to our Slow Food Dinner at Woodward’s Garden. It promises to be a marvelous, intimate dinner where you will get to meet our staff and a few of our special farmers. (See below for more details.) To purchase tickets to our dinner please call (703) 836-4300.

WHERE TO FIND US THIS WEEKEND

Friday, August 29
1:30 pm
Market and Farmer Outreach Associate Sarah Willis shares tales from the field and the truth about food labels during a Soapbox presentation (Slow Food Nation Victory Garden).

2:45 pm
Animal Welfare Approved Program Director Andrew Gunther will speak on a Grass-Fed Beef panel as a part of the Changemakers’s Day series.

2:45 pm
Animal Welfare Approved Good Shepherd turkey farmer Brian Anselmo will participate on a Changemaker’s panel entitled “Heritage or Hogwash.”

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Animal Welfare Approved staff members will be on the Farmer’s Marketplace grounds distributing free re-usable grocery tote bags.

11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Meet us in the Charcuterie section of the Taste Pavilion, where we’ll be sharing stories of high-welfare, sustainable family farms.

Saturday, August 30
3:00 pm
Program Director for Animal Welfare Approved, Andrew Gunther, talks about how consumers are misled by food labels and how third-party, independent certification can provide answers for those seeking assurances about where their food comes from and how it is produced. (Slow Food Nation Victory Garden)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Animal Welfare Approved staff members will be on the Marketplace grounds distributing free re-usable grocery bags.

11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Meet us in the Charcuterie in the Taste Pavilion, where we’ll be sharing stories of high-welfare, sustainable family farms.

Sunday, August 31
1:30 pm
Emily Lancaster, Farm and Market Outreach Coordinator for Animal Welfare Approved, talks about the term “family farm” and how consumers’ perception of this phrase differs from the actual practices on most farms. (Slow Food Nation Victory Garden)

SLOW DINNER
6:30 pm Dinner (includes reception 6:30-7:30)

Woodward’s Garden
1700 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
$125 (Dinner)

Join us for a collaboration between Woodward’s Garden, a San Francisco gem known for its intimate hospitality and expert preparation, and Animal Welfare Approved.

The evening provides the opportunity to hear directly from Animal Welfare Approved’s outstanding farmers. These stewards of the land will share their experiences in practicing humane husbandry, and explain how tradition and innovation have shaped their farming practices today. The reception and dinner will feature wine donated by Beringer, a California winery known for its commitment to sustainable agriculture, and will also include light hors d’œuvres. 15% of every ticket sold will benefit the Animal Welfare Approved program.

Tickets for the Reception and Slow Dinner are purchased separately. To purchase tickets for the Slow Dinner ($125.00) please contact Julie Munk at (703) 836-4300.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Animal Welfare Approved staff members will be on the Marketplace grounds distributing free re-usable grocery bags.
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Meet us in the Charcuterie in the Taste Pavilion, where we’ll be sharing stories of high-welfare, sustainable family farms.

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