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‘Go Green-Eat Slow’ inaugural event comes to Syracuse University
‘Go Green-Eat Slow’ inaugural event comes to Syracuse UniversityApril 06, 2009SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
A “go green”-themed charitable food tasting event, “Go Green-Eat Slow,” will take place on the Syracuse University campus on Wednesday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Waverly lot, at the corner of Waverly and South Crouse avenues.
“Go Green-Eat Slow” brings together the campus community and others in the area to celebrate the importance of going green and eating slow, locally produced foods. The event will feature a variety of local farmers, as well as area restaurants from Marshall and Westcott streets. The farmers will sell their seasonal products, while the restaurants will serve sample-sized portions of a dish that they believe best showcases their restaurant. All participating restaurants are working with local distributors to ensure they are featuring local products.
“Go Green-Eat Slow” is the culmination of SU senior Amanda Gaynor’s Honors Capstone thesis. Gaynor had the idea to research local food tastings in her hometown in order to put together a publicity campaign for a food tasting in the Syracuse area. Instead of a written thesis, she wanted to do more by implementing her research and hosting an actual event.
“Go Green-Eat Slow” is sponsored by SU’s Sustainability Division, the Renee Crown University Honors Program, the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCCRA) and the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
“Go Green-Eat Slow” is open to the public. For a donation of $5 or a canned non-perishable food item, attendees will be able to enjoy the restaurant tastings. There is no fee to browse the farmers’ products. All monetary proceeds and canned items will benefit the Food Bank of Central New York.
For more information, contact Amanda Gaynor at (908) 803-3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.