Talk & Taste at Hennepin County Libraries

Callister Farms
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This post is sponsored by Hennepin County Library.

Hennepin County Library is pleased to work in partnership with the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture to present Talk & Taste, a series of free talks and food tastings about sustainable agriculture. This is your chance to meet and learn from local food activists, including farmers, restaurateurs,  university students, and professors.

All programs include a presentation followed by a food tasting (3:45pm) featuring restaurants that source local ingredients, which is followed by another discussion / presentation at 4:15pm. See you there!

Talk & Taste: Sustainable Agriculture and Farmstays
Ridgedale Library 
Saturday, Dec. 3, 3–5pm
Learn about raising animals humanely as well as unique vacation experiences at farms. Presenters: Wayne Martin, U of M Extension Program; Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside. This event features Jim Grell from Modern Cafe.

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Talk & Taste: Urban Gardens
Minneapolis Central Library
Pohlad Hall
Sunday, Dec. 4, 3–5pm
Learn about the benefits of starting urban vegetable gardens and precautions that should be taken. Presenters: U of M Master Gardener Karin Ciano; Courtney Tehide, U of M student. This event also features Pastry Chef Christian Aldrich from HauteDish.

Talk & Taste: Farm to School Programs and Eating Local
Southdale Library
Saturday, Dec. 10, 3–5 pm
Learn about the wisdom of buying and eating local at home and in our schools. Presenters: Annalisa Hultberg, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences and Jane Jewett from the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. This event features Golden’s Deli, friend of the St. Paul Farmers Market.