Monday, March 2, 2015

The Hungry Turtle Weekend Events- March 13-14th, 2015

 The Hungry Turtle Weekend events, Friday and Saturday March 13 &14:

March maple madness, amazing migrations, and the genius of germination-the
March Hungry Turtle Weekend program is Anticipating Spring, Friday and
Saturday, March 13 & 14 at the Amery Food Hub. The ground may still be
thawing, but it's not too early to plant a seed (indoors) or consider the
remarkable journeys that our avian neighbors make as they travel back north
each spring. And it's prime time for tapping maple trees for sap to boil
down into maple syrup, a true northern delicacy.

Friday evening features a book signing with Paula Westmoreland, author of
This Perennial Land: Third Crops, Blue Earth, and the Road to a Restorative
Agriculture. That takes place in the Hungry Turtle Gallery in the
splendidly renovated Fay Building on Keller Avenue, "the main drag," in
Amery. Local musician Amy Johnson will perform after Paula's signing.

Farm Table restaurant, also located in the hub building, is open for dinner
that night, and from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm on Saturday. Farm Table serves
fresh, distinctive dishes prepared primarily with ingredients sourced from
small local farms (including those that are part of the Hungry Turtle
Farmers Co-op, the third partner in the Amery Food Hub).

Saturday's schedule is packed with events to get you excited about spring:
Cris Cantin kicks it off with a seed starting demonstration at 9:00 am.
Cris will cover all you need to know to get your garden off to a running
start when the real warm weather rolls around. Then at 10:30 am local
teachers, biologists and bird enthusiasts Matt Berg and Brian Collins will
share their fascination with Wisconsin's feathered population.

The afternoon is all about maple-inspired cuisine, with plenty of
opportunities to taste, and to learn about maple syrup's versatility in the
kitchen. Teresa Marrone, author of Modern Maple, leads off the afternoon
session. She'll cover the basics of tapping your own trees for sap, and
talk about her culinary journey to liberate the syrup bottle from the
breakfast table. Teresa will demonstrate a couple of novel uses of maple
syrup in the kitchen, and there will be other maple-y treats to sample, as

The afternoon finale showcases culinary drama as Farm Table chefs and
talented amateurs show off their skills with maple cookery. Attendees will
have the chance to taste all the dishes prepared.

The morning session is free, and extremely family-friendly. The afternoon
of cooking demos and samplings is $15 (kids 12 & under free).

Visit the Hungry Turtle website to sign up:
<> or call 715-268-4510

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