June 13-20, 2010 from 12-10 pm – Blue Jackalope Family Farms 2nd Annual Block Party. Community project that teaches willing hands how to grow food, and teaches the importance of growing and consuming local, pesticide-free produce. The garden is partnered with and located near The Blue Jackalope, a small coffee and grocery store, just West of downtown, Tulsa. Together, they will host their 2nd annual Block Party as a kick-off celebration of Local Food Week with a BBQ cook-off using only locally produced meats from Blakely, Natural farms, D.A.R.P. with local community garden produce, featuring four local bands,local wine, local food and art vendors in addition to the market. The event will have local music all day, community garden tours, a seed-saving workshop, community potluck and kids events.
6 pm – Picnic in Woodward Park! Please bring a raw dish made w/locally grown ingredients and include the recipe. The Kombucha Cowgirl is planning to give a presentation on making kombucha! She should also have some kombucha and scobies to sell.
Created by Sustainable Green Country’s Buy Fresh Buy Local initiative, Local Foods Week festivities will highlight local family farms and farmers’ markets hosting a variety of events, a farm table dinner, cooking demonstrations, a scavenger hunt for children and a salsa festival during the week of June 13-20, 2010, pronouncing that local food is a valuable economic asset for the state of Oklahoma. Gov. Brad Henry has made the event official by means of a proclamation.
See the website for daily schedule of events: www.localfoodweek.org.