January 2017 newsletter
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Sitka Local Foods Network
408 Marine Street, Suite D
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Board of directors — Matthew Jackson, president; Chris Todd, vice president; Ben Timby, secretary; Charles Bingham, communications director/interim treasurer; Jennifer Carter; Sam Pointer, Tiffany Justice, two vacant seats.

SLFN annual meeting and potluck is Feb. 4

The Sitka Local Foods Network annual meeting and potluck dinner will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Sitka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall (408 Lake Street, parking off Spruce Street). Bring your favorite dish (preferably featuring local food) to share as we review the past year and discuss our plans for this year. This social event is a good time for people to learn about our organization, including how to volunteer. In addition to a few short reports, we will introduce our new board members and confirm our election of officers. We also have a couple of open board seats. To learn more, click this link.

We need new board members to keep growing

The Sitka Local Foods Network has three open seats on its board of directors due to some unexpected moves out of Sitka, and we also have three board seats whose terms end at the end of the year. This is your chance to help us increase the amount of locally produced and harvested foods in the diets of Southeast Alaskans. There obviously is a lot of interest in local food projects, but we need board members to help make these projects happen. Our nine-member board meets once a month (usually the third Wednesday, unless there are schedule conflicts) at the See House located behind St. Peter's By The Sea Episcopal Church on Lincoln Street. Our board members also serve on at least one committee related to our main projects — organizing the Sitka Farmers Market, growing food at St. Peter's Fellowship Farm communal garden, and hosting a variety of gardening educational opportunities. To learn more about our board and how to apply, click this link. Our next board meeting is from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the See House behind St. Peter's By The Sea Episcopal Church (upstairs).

Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit coming up in Haines

Registration is open for the second biennial Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit, which takes place Feb. 24-26 at the Chilkat Center in Haines. This event is designed to educate commercial food growers in our region, teaching them a variety of agriculture and business skills to help them be more successful with their operations. There is a discount for those who register on or before Friday, Jan. 20, and travel and registration scholarships are available. For more information about the summit, click this link.

Sitka Kitch offers homemade tortilla-making class

Want to learn how to make homemade tortillas? The Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen will offer a Cooking From Scratch tortilla-making class from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Sitka Kitch (505 Sawmill Creek Road, inside First Presbyterian Church). This class will be taught by Elvia Torres, who will share her mother's traditional recipe and show what good and bad tortillas look like. The class is $15, plus a food/supply fee split among the students in the class. Space is limited, so register early (the registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19). To learn more about the class and get a link to our registration page, click this link. In addition, watch for two more series of classes this spring — Cooking Around the World, which features a variety of cooks demonstrating dishes from Morocco, Chile, Austria, Turkey and Thailand; and Food As Medicine, a six-class series taught by nutritionist Holly Marban. Details for those classes will be announced soon, once the schedule is finalized.
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