Sustainable Table, the nonprofit responsible for the indispensable Eat Well Guide and the proud sponsor of the most awesome Meatrix videos, is touring America right now in a biodiesel-powered bus. Landing in L.A. yesterday, they're rolling up the West Coast, then across the Midwest to end up back in New York in time for a Farm Aid concert in New York City September 9.
Along the way, they're touring farms both rural and urban; baking, sharing, and eating pie; throwing some picnics and visiting restaurants; and screening some films — all to get people talking and thinking about eating locally, seasonally, and most of all, responsibly. The crew is chronicling their trip online through a blog, videos, and photos. (Diane, the director, couldn't help herself from taking pictures of some of the mega-feedlot dairies they passed in southern California. If she actually ends up hugging a cow, I'd like to see a photo of that!)
This is short notice, but they're in Northern California right now if you'd like to show your support and eat some tasty food with the gang. I hope to hook up with my Daily Table blogging e-pal Leslie at the Grand Lake farmers market tomorrow, and maybe hitch a ride on their cool bus. They're also stopping at towns in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York — check out the full schedule here.
Friday, August 3, Pescadero, CA
Saturday, August 4, East Bay & San Francisco
Sunday, August 5, Chico, CA