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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Women Are Essential to the Food Revolution: Farmer Jane Author Speaks at Omnivore

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City Slicker Farms' Willow Rosenthal. - JULIA PLASENCIA
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  • City Slicker Farms' Willow Rosenthal.
While testosterone drives the majority of restaurant kitchens, women tend to actually alter the way we eat ― as farmers, mothers, businesswomen, and activists. Women are more likely to own sustainable farms, work at agriculture nonprofits, and run sustainable food businesses, not to mention cook meals at home and plan household budgets. Farmer Jane

With this reality in mind, Temra Costa's new book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat (Gibbs Smith, $15.99), profiles 30 women making significant contributions to sustainable food and farming movements across the country, including plenty of local people like City Slicker Farms' Willow Rosenthal and Full Belly Farm's Dru Rivers. Tomorrow, Costa will appear at Omnivore Books to share the process by which these stories were gathered. This event is free. Details after the jump.

Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane, at Omnivore

When: Weds., June 16, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712

Cost: Free

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