Do you like to eat?
Do you care about where your food comes from?
Do you enjoy cooking with friends?
Do you try to eat locally and sustainably grown produce?
Are you interested in meeting other green-minded young adult Jews?
Does the idea of cooking alongside Seattle's finest chefs sound interesting?
Are you interested in the relationship between Jewish life and the natural world?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then you might be interested in joining Jconnect's new Jews and Food Initiative. This initiative was created as an opportunity for Jewish young adults to come together around a variety of food related interests and concerns including sustanable food systems and hunger relief, cooking and community.
Currently, the Food Initiative has two primary components - Jharvest, a Jewish Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project in which we are working to support local sustainable agriculture through buying shares in a local organic farm and a Jews and Food Cooking Series in which we are learning cooking techniques and special recipes from Seattle's finest Jewish chefs.
Jharvest, a project of Jconnect Seattle, is an innovative venture in Jewish Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Through Jharvest, Jewish graduate students, young professionals and their friends have the opportunity to support a local family farm and to eat fresh, organic, delicious produce.
What better way to bring Jews and Food together than through Jconnect Seattle's Cooking Series. Join us for special cooking classes with renound chefs from the area as well as other special food-related events.
The Jharvest project has four primary goals:
* To raise awareness in the Jewish community around issues of environmental sustainability, especially how it relates to food and food systems
THE LARGER MOVEMENT:
THE FARM - OXBOW FARM:
How it works:
Oxbow CSA Season:
Pick Up Location:
|Cooking Class with Karen Binder from Madison Park Café|
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Join Karen Binder, the owner of Madison Park Cafe, for a fun and hands-on cooking class. For nearly 30 years, her restaurant has served some of Seattle's finest French Bistro food, and has received recognition as"Best Restaurant to Eat Outdoors," "Best Outdoor Brunch Dining," and "Top Ten Brunches in Seattle" from publications including Seattle Weekly and Sunset Magazine. Karen will teach everyone how to cook a full meal, including an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert.Sephardic Jewish Flavors:
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Hands on Cooking Class with Chef Shannon from Whole Foods. Sephardic cuisine refers to the foods eaten by a large and diverse group of Jews that bear the unique stamp of their regions of origin, which include Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Turkey.
Baking with Bubbe:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Learn from some of the finest bakers around...the residents of Kline Galland! Everyone at Kline Galland home has years of experience as Jewish Grandmothers and Grandfathers, and the bubbes are excited to get in the kitchen and bake!
Tu B'Shvat is a wonderful festival that celebrates the cycles of the natural world and the place of humans in nature. We celebrate the abundance of nature through a ritual meal, based around the Passover Seder, of fruits, nuts and wine. Our Seder will be part mystical, part environmental, part historical and all parts fun! Following the Seder we will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by wonderful local chef Julie Negrin. This multi-course meal will highlight the biblical seven species associated with the Land of Israel.
Learn how to bake hamentashen and Sephardic baked goods from the bubbes at The Summit!
Share Price: (Breaks down to $15-$30 a week depending on share size)
To sign up for a share, fill out the Membership Registration Form.
TZEDEKAH CONTRIBUTION (mandatory):