Putting the Meal Back in Value Meal
September 17th at Amici Park in Little Italy
9am – 1:45pm, $5 Lunch Challenge @ Noon
Surprisingly, there is a a lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in this city and people are eating more fast food than home-cooked meals, thus increasing the rates of diet-related diseases. As a part of Slow Food USA’s campaign to take back the ‘value meal’, Slow Food Urban San Diego has partnered with SD Weekly Markets to host the $5 Challenge to encourage people to cook meals together using ingredients that are good for those who eat them, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.
On September 17th from 9am-1:45pm, join us at Amici Park, alongside the Little Italy Mercato to discuss questions and share recipes together. Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do To Fix It will be selling books and hosting a discussion about local food systems.
So get creative, get together with friends, and come out to the Mercato this weekend to support our local farmers and food system, and create your own, delicious and nutritious $5 meal!