The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University will host the sixth annual Garden to Tables Food Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Garden to Tables garden at the corner of Compton and Rutger at the University’s Medical Center.
The event is a result of a partnership of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, the City of St. Louis Department of Health and Les Dames d’Escoffier International. Food Day is designed to promote sustainable, healthy and just agricultural practices as well as an overall healthier St. Louis community.
This year’s event will also feature a local guest speaker, to be revealed at the event, at 11 a.m., at the SLU track across the street from the garden. She will discuss how she has been instrumental in improving the St. Louis food scene. After presenting the keynote speaker with an award, the event will move to the garden, where there will be several stations teaching about food deserts and food access, composting and vermiculture, how to get involved with efforts to fight childhood obesity and the process of growing and promoting healthy and sustainable food that uses humane agricultural practices. With each station, there will be a menu item served using local produce as part of an artisanal lunch orchestrated by professional chef Dan Brewer, R.D., and preapred by dietetic interns. View the complete menu here.
The cost is $5 for students (with a student ID) or $10 for non-students. You can pay at the door, or beat the lines and pay online. You can also prepay in Fresh Gatherings Cafe. Find more information here.
Parking is free in the Hickory East Garage.