Lettuce Turnip the Beet

GardenShare Benefit Dinner - Students Welcome!

Celebrate the vision of GardenShare and enjoy local foods at our annual benefit dinner. Social hour. Growing Community Award. Lots more. All are welcome. Check back the exact time.

Tickets available in September. Sales will benefit GardenShare programs ...  visit Gardenshare's website for details.

Lettuce Turnip the Beet - Meeting

Lettuce Turnip the Beet meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 in room 338 in the Student Center. Come whether you're new or old and let's get brainstorming to get MORE local and delicious food for SLU!

For those of you who want to be a part of LTB and can't make the meeting, you can still be a member.

See you Wednesday!

LTB Mission Statement: To promote and preserve local and international food traditions and to work towards creating just and sustainable food systems while creating stronger ties between SLU students and the greater community.

Meeting Minutes

Lettuce Turnip the Beet Minutes
March 23, 2009

Theme Dinner:
Menu (that will be set out on the two banquet tables):
  • Local Meats:
o    Pork
o    Bison
  • Vegetables
o    Asparagus Cream Soup
o    Sautéed fiddleheads in a quiche/frittata
o    Herb roasted potato and root vegetables and/or
o    Root salad including beets, parsnips, cabbage, shoots, onions, carrots
o    Eggplant-almond enchiladas
  • Other
o    Local cheese (tray)
o    Biscuits
o    Fair trade coffee and tea
  • Dessert(s)
o    Carrot/parsnip cake with maple icing
o    Maple syrup cotton candy

Week-Long Contest: (Jess, Ellie)
1.    How much sap was boiled down?
2.    How many seeds in this squash?
3.    How many eggs does this chicken lay per year?
Prizes to be determined (possible maple syrup)

Additional Initiatives to occur during the Theme Dinner
  • -Food Mapping (Lou)
  • -Local Eater's Pantry (display of a "locavore's" pantry)
  • -Farmers Bios' in napkin holders at Dana (Arla, Julia, Kelly)
  • -Food Facts/Quiz (Ryan, Adrian)
  • -Carbon Footprints (Anna, Ryan)
  • -Local Maps
  • -Feedback
  • -"Meet Your Meat" (Dante)
  • -Tractor Display (Ryan)
  • -Playlist (Rachael)

Other Events during Eco-Week
  • Food tastings - Monday/Tuesday around noonish (pay ???)
  • Farmer's Panel - Matt, confirm. Monday, April 20
  • Workshop with the Greenhouse - Rachael to talk with house

Things to Note:
  • 3 Farms Film Showing, Tuesday at 7:30/8. Ellie and Jess to do posters
  • Kitchen "Gear Room" - began discussion of the location (Dean Eaton? Student Center?)

Meeting Minutes

Sustainable Food Theme Dinner: Wednesday April 22, 2009 Earth Day!

Local Foods we have to work with:
Potatoes from Tucker’s Taters
Fiddlehead Ferns
Bison Burgers

Also have Fair trade coffee
*maybe fair trade chocolate and tea

Possible Dishes
Biscuits from the pancake mix
Eggplant Almond Enchiladas
Fiddlehead Ferns (sautéed?)
Shallots and potatoes or rosemary roasted potatoes
Pork from Pig Roast (USDA inspected? Dante)
Creamed Asparagus Soup  < roasted root soup also suggested>
Fair Trade Sampler? (Kelly)

Ice-cream makers where people can make it themselves
Local Jams?
Need more ideas…

Contest Ideas
How much sap was boiled down to make this maple syrup?
How many seeds are in this squash?
How many eggs does this chicken lay a year?

Prizes:  Fair trade products, Potsdam co-op foods, Nature Storehouse foods, learning how to cook a meal at 1844?

-Getting other organizations involved that may want to fund the prizes (so far maybe commons college, ace, asu, greenhouse)

Local Eaters Pantry
- Display of what those whom eat local have in their pantries this time of year
(Louise had strawberries the other night!)

Projects (email me if you would like your name added to one of these)
-Farmers’ Bios: Julia, Arla, Kelly

-Local Map: Dante, Laura, Anna

-Food IQ: Adrian

-Carbon Footprints:
-Meeting with Wanda to see if we can get the location of where some of the Sysco foods come from.  (Anna)

-Decorations: Alle and Jessica

Other events during Eco-week:
Food Tastings
- outside? In the main area of the student center?
- Farmers’ Panel (Matt)
- Three Farms film showing?
- Workshop with the Greenhouse

Thelmo Recognizes Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Lettuce Turnip the Beet:  SLU students for Eco-gastronomy has been officially recognized as a club by Thelmo.

Lettuce Turnip the Beet is an organization dedicated to promote and preserve local and international food traditions and to work towards creating just and sustainable food systems while creating stronger ties between SLU students and the greater community. 

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