March 17, 2004
Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail: email@example.com
LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE BY
‘GOOD FOOD LUNCH’ MARCH 25 AT SLIPPERY ROCK
ROCK, Pa -- Local agriculture, organic cuisine and sustainable food
production will be the focus of the Good Food Lunch at Slippery
Rock University on Thursday, March 25. The third annual
lunch will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Boozel Dining
Hall. All university affiliates, students and community
residents are invited.
Entrees will include meat, vegan and vegetarian
options. Price is $4 for students, $5 for all others attendees.
Tickets may be bought at the door, and Rock Dollars are
Systems graduate students Erika Ninos and Kim Musler organized the
lunch. Ninos and Musler have been working with local
farmers and food distributors to feature ingredients in dishes that
have been produced on nearby farmlands or are available through
local food cooperatives.
Recipes and information on sustainable agriculture
has been compiled in the 2004 Good Food Cookbook which will be
available to participants during the event. Dishes served at the
lunch will include herb-roasted chicken, spaghetti with creamy
gorgonzola sauce, and more.
addition to serving tasty cuisine, the event will be an educational
forum for food issues. Ninos and Musler emphasize that one of
the main goals of the lunch is to demonstrate the importance of
knowing where your food comes from and how it was
“We believe increasing the amount of
knowledge that the public has about the origins of their food will
lead to better decisions regarding nutritious menu items that are
supportive of local economies and environments,” Ninos said.
“Learning and demystifying what it means to eat an organic,
vegetarian or vegan diet is also a primary goal of the
event,” Musler added.
the event include the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable
Systems Education and Research, AVI Food Service, The College of
Health, Environment and Science and the Institute for Community,
Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership.