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Slow Food Series on Farm Labor

The People Who Feed Us – A Slow Food Portland Series on Farm Labor

This series will address issues facing local farmers, producers, migrant and immigrant workers as well as look at labor practices throughout the food industry. Slow Food has laid out the goal of creating a food system that is “Good, Clean & Fair.” Fair is perhaps the most difficult of these to address as it strikes directly at the question of how we treat the people that produce and prepare our food, and has perhaps the greatest impact on the price of the food we eat.  It is a difficult issue also because of how little it is talked about, and how brutal many of the details are. 

The first event will focus on the challenges facing local farmers and will feature Jeff Phalen from Persephone Farm, Jim Bronec from Praying Mantis Farm, and Ramon Ramirez from PCUN.

Don’t miss the first event of what promises to be a thoughtful and informative series.

    Date: Thursday, November 20
    Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Place: Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Ave # 200, Portland, OR 97209
    Cost: $5 members/non-members

RSVP: rsvp@slowfoodportland.com. See you there!