Local Harvest Feast
By: Shannon Kuhn | 8 August, 2013 | 2913 Views
Celebrate Fresh, Local, and Wild Alaska Foods!
Similar to AFM’s annual International Holiday Feast each November, the Local Harvest Feast is family friendly, alcohol free, and the Alaska Botanical Garden is offering FREE admission/parking to the Garden for the event. The Local Harvest Feast invites the public to celebrate our state’s bounty of local and wild foods through a potluck style affair.
Event goers are encouraged to bring a dish to share with others for this community-based meal atmosphere. Whether a special recipe close to your culture, a salsa from the farmer’s market, rhubarb crisp from made from a neighbor’s yard, or caribou stew from a successful hunting trip, the co-founders of the Anchorage Food Mosaic believe that sharing the stories, identities, preparations, and adventures that surround and comprise our food system are among the most important things to share with each other in life. Alaska’s rich abundance of fish and game, diverse people, wild edible greens, plump berries, and anything and everything your near-Arctic garden can grow are worth talking about – and eating – amongst friends new and old.
The event will feature “The Local Harvest Dish Competition.” Attendees are invited to submit their dish for taste testing and voting during the Feast. Dishes must fall under one of the following categories: Wild Berries, Wild Game and Seafood, or Garden Grown. Attendees and dishes must be present at 6:30 for registration. We will have 100% compostable plates, cups, cutlery, and napkins supplied by Green Alaska Solutions and donated by the Bear Tooth Theatrepub.
The Anchorage Food Mosaic is excited to partner with the Alaska Botanical Garden (ABG) to host the Local Harvest Feast. The Alaska Botanical Garden is dedicated to far-northern plant education, preservation, and research. The Garden offers an inspirational venue to enjoy and learn about northern horticulture and native plants in a special spruce and birch woodland. Best Beginning’s StoryTracks will be set up for adult and child participation during the potluck; then, you can go back for seconds.
We all eat, and therefore food is a common denominator between us. Head to the Garden on the 28th, bring something savory or sweet, and connect to the people, ingredients, and ideas that nourish who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.
Thank you to our event sponsors Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute & Bear Tooth Theatrepub!
Shannon Kuhn, Co-Founder
Born on the coast of South Korea and raised in Anchorage, Shannon is a lifelong Alaskan with a kimchi twist. She lives to eat adventurously, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and places. She is passionate about reconnecting with her food heritage, as well as the soil it was grown in. Shannon is the Philanthropy & Communications Director for Great Land Trust and writes a column for the Alaska Dispatch News around food and culture.