Crossroads Community Food Network Dinner at Maitri

Please join us
on Saturday, September 28, 2013
at 7 pm,
for a delicious dinner, and
to raise money for and learn about
Crossroads Community Food Network
at
Maitri House
in Takoma Park, Maryland
 
Please RSVP here by Tuesday, September 24.
(RSVPs are important for the cooks. Address will be given upon RSVP. )
 
Crossroads Community Food Network is an amazing organization that supports access to healthy local produce for low-income households, and supports local farmers at the same time.  Their Fresh Checks program was the first in the nation to provide "double dollars" to recipients of federal nutrition benefit programs like food stamps and WIC.  They've helped that model spread all over the nation.  They also do nutrition education in the community and microenterprise development with immigrant farmworkers, helping them create farms and food-based businesses.
 
For more information, or to donate, see http://www.crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org/.
 
Your dinner will be created by
Nina Ponce, personal chef with Kieran Sante
and Emily Townsend and Karen Leu of Maitri House
 
Sliding Scale: $10-$500
All money will go directly to supporting the
Fresh Checks Program of Crossroads Community Food Network.
All are welcome; no one will be turned away.
 
Maitri House is a residential intentional community that values
social justice, close relationships, environmental stewardship, and kids.
To learn more, go to maitrihouse.org
 
 
Tentative Menu
 
Salad course:
Curtido (Salvadoran Cabbage Salad), Raw Kale salad, Green salad
 
Soup course:
Vegan Posole (Hominy soup), Costa Rican Black Bean soup
 
Entree:
Local Vegetable Tamales, with or without cheese, Nina's Grandma's Beans and Rice, Peruvian Yellow Pepper Sauce (vegan), Chipotle Sour Cream, Amaranth (an Andean grain), 
 
Dessert:
To be determined, but they will be fabulous! one involving chocolate and chile, and one involving local wild fruit

 

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