This Saturday

This Saturday at 2 p.m., The Saratoga Springs Community Garden’s Susan Bokan will be one of the panel speakers at the Saratoga Springs Public Library as part of Food Revolution Day.

The Jamie Oliver Foundation launched Food Revolution Day  to empower people to stand up for real food, help prevent diet-related diseases, and educate people to make healthier food choices.

Locally, Wilton resident Deborah Czech is the day’s volunteer coordinator of Saratoga area events. “It’s often hard for people to change their eating habits. That’s where Food Revolution Day comes in: it’s a day for people to ask questions, make connections, get some tips, and find the inspiration they need to start eating healthier food,” notes Czech.

Free public events on Food Revolution Day will include kids’ activities and food resource information at Saratoga Farmers’ Market (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.); food sampling at Four Seasons Natural Foods in Saratoga (noon to 3 p.m.); a food and farms panel discussion at Saratoga Springs Public Library (2 p.m.); a kids planting party at 9 Miles East Farm in Schuylerville (2 p.m.; reservations required, 695-4158); an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting/overview at Saratoga Olive Oil (4 p.m.); and a large “sugar-Y” sculpture depicting sugar in popular drinks at Saratoga Regional YMCA (on display all day).

If you would like to start a food revolution and grow your own food, Bokan will have applications for garden plots at the new Saratoga Springs Community Garden at Wesley on hand or you can print one out by going to the menu bar at the top of this page.

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