Since there's been some discussion of farmers' markets, hormone-free meat and related topics recently, I thought some of you might be interested in the following.
Ann Karlen of the Philadelphia Fair Food Project will be the guest speaker at this Saturday's meeting of the "Saturday Morning Breakfast Club" at the Reading Terminal Market. The program begins at 9 a.m. in the seating area behind the Beer Garden.
Here's the White Dog Cafe Foundation website that has information about the Fair Food Project: http://www.whitedog.com/foundation.ht...
The Saturday Morning Breakfast Club is an informal group of people who enjoy talking about food and cooking. We usually meet twice a month at the Reading Terminal Market. Meetings are open to all, there's no "membership" per se, other than a floating group of folks who like to get together and chat about our favorite topic.
The club was organized by Mike Holahan, proprietor of the Pennsylvania General Store at the RTM. There's a page about the Club at the store's website, which is usually considerably out of date, but it will give you an idea of the topics covered. Sometimes we have speakers (who have included food science writer Harold McGee, Fritz Blank of Deux Cheminees, caviar retailer Joel Assouline, Jim Barrett of Metropolitan Bakery. Other times we'll hold informal recipe competitions (best chili, best pound cake, etc.) And other meetings are pretty much open forums. The website is at:
Full disclosure: I'm a "charter member" of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club, having attended since the first meeting about seven or eight years ago. I have no business connection with the Pennsylvania General Store (other than occasonal purchase of goodies), though I have become friendly with the proprietors through my regular attendance of club meetings.