An Evening with Joel Salatin April 24th


Location: Washtenaw Food Hub, 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Cost: $65 for PFC Members, $75 for Non-members

Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms and author of 9 books, has been called the “most influential farmer in America.”  He asks “Don’t you find it odd that people will put more work into choosing their mechanic or house contractor than they will into choosing the person who grows their food?”

Meet Joel Salatin in an intimate setting, learn about farmers and food producers, and support local efforts that are putting Joel Salatin’s principles into practice.

Tickets include a meal that will feature local ingredients prepared by the People’s Food Co-op’s chef, as well as specialty dishes from The Raven’s Club, Grange Kitchen and Bar,  Silvio’s Organic Pizza, and The Brinery. Proceeds will benefit the Washtenaw Food Hub.

3:30-4:00pm –  Tour of the Washtenaw Food Hub
4:00-4:30pm – Check-in, welcome, mingling (with food)
4:30-5:30pm  – Joel Salatin on “Worthy Work: Meet Me in the Pasture”
5:30-6:00pm – Washtenaw Food Hub Open House

After his appearance at the Washtenaw Food Hub, Joel Salatin will speak at the Michigan Theater at 8:00pm on “Local Food to the Rescue.”  Tickets for that event are $13 at the People’s Food Co-op and $15 through Ticketmaster.

You’re Invited – Washtenaw Food Hub Work Day (3/31) and Open House (4/1)

On Sunday, April 1 the Washtenaw Food Hub will host an Open House to help kick off the Local Food Summit on Monday, April 2. To get ready for all the upcoming activity, the Washtenaw Food Hub will host an outdoor clean-up work day on Saturday, March 31. Details of the work day and the Open House are below. We hope to see you there!

We need to get the grounds tidied up and we’re hoping you can help.  Our first Food Hub Work Day (and snack potluck) will be Saturday, March 31 from 1:00-3:00 pm.   This should be something fun for the whole family with lots of activities anyone can do.  We’ll work for a couple of hours, and then break for a little snack picnic/potluck when we can share more about what else has been going on behind the scenes. A few of the tasks that need to be done:

  • Pick up sticks
  • Rake the lawn
  • Weed the gardens around the house
  • Dig up thistles- Rake and put out wood chips
Time: Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Bring: Tools, hat, gloves, water, rain gear, snack to share
Please RSVP:

The Washtenaw Food HubTilian Farm Development Center, and Food Gatherers will be hosting open houses, free and open to the public, from 1:00-3:00pm, on Sunday, April 1st.  Come and learn about innovation in food and agriculture in Washtenaw County,  and these examples which developed thanks to the foresight and effort of Ann Arbor Township in preserving farmland and open space.

Open Houses from 1:00-3:00pm
– Self-guided tour/open house at: the Washtenaw Food HubTilian Farm Development Center, and Food Gatherers
– Map

Food Summit evening honoring Chris Bedford from 6:00-8:00pm
– Film Screening and Spoken Word Performance: “Getting Real About Food and the Future” and “Thought for Food” featuring Lucas DiGia, and Walter “Soul” Lacey
– Location: Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Bldg., Washtenaw Community College,  4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI
– Map: