UC Berkeley Food Day Extravanga 2013!

On October 24, 2013, SDA along with various other student organizations, including Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA), the Local and Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC), joined the Food Day celebration–for healthy, sustainable and affordable food–put together by the wonderful people from Cal Dining and Eat Well Berkeley!

On Food Day, various local vendors, including the probiotic drink KeVita and UCB-Alumni-started Back to the Roots, gave out samples and tabled to share their sustainable businesses.

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Back to the Roots sells Mushroom Kits with recycled ground coffee as the “soil” and AquaFarm, with plants on top of an aquarium in a symbiotic relationship with the fish.

BSFC also ran a “Students’ Farmers’ Market” and sold produce and other snacks and drinks to hungry people at the event. The Cookie Department also donated over 200 cookies via BSFC for all to sample! SOGA and SDA also tabled beside them

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From left to right: (Collage booth at edges), BSFC products/cookie stand, The Local produce stand, SOGA + ASUC Sustainability Team, SDA.

SDA tabled to promote Eat Well Berkeley with the stickers we made and had people take the UC Eats Real Pledges. (Go to their Facebook page and Like if you haven’t already!)

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SDA Member Kali and her friend at the SDA Table

Neat Eat Well tote bags that SDA got from Jackie

Eat Well tote bags that Jackie generously gave to SDA, and “I Pledged Eat Well Berkeley” Stickers, designed by our Professional Development Co-Chair Kristen!

BSFC, SDA and SOGA also worked together to create a Cal Food Day Collage for Cal Students’ favorite foods!

IMAG1242bananaeveSophia tabling with banana-me for the Food Day Collage on Wednesday.

SDA Member Joanne at the Collage booth and promoting Food Day! With BSFC members/partners in crime, who are passing out cookies and selling BSFC products!

Although it wasn’t quite full, Thank You to all who expressed their creativity and love for healthy, sustainable food!

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Ida also hosted a pumpkin/squash cooking demo similar to the one with SDA last year! Such Deliciousness and Warmth with the butternut squash soup in the cold weather… I still liked the Squash+Yogurt with Toast the best though!

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For entertainment, we had UC Jazz Ensemble and Decadence acapella performances!

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Kali is also in Decadence! Look at them, braving t-shirts and capes in the cold Food Day!

Shout Outs to:

Shirley (SDA) & Kelly  (SOGA) for our awesome Cal Food Day Collage collaboration!

Sophia, Divya, Cindy and our fantabulous SDA members who tabled for SDA!!!

Gwen, the operations manager of BSFC, who everyone has to thank for for every Cookie Department cookie they got! She asked these vendors to send in some samples specifically for Food Day!

Jeff, the BSFC Education Coordinator; Kathleen, who organizes The Local; and the BSFC members/staff for their massive BSFC tabling/Farmers’ Market efforts!

Allie from ASUC Sustainability Team-EcoMovies and officers from SOGA who tabled with us and also screened “Edible City” on the night of Food Day!

Nicole, Sarah and Josh from Cal Dining–amazing students who organized all the vendors and made this event possible!

All CNR Major Advisors who helped us spread the message!

Jackie, RD from Eat Well Berkeley/University Health Services for organizing this and Ida for the delicious squash dishes!

If you think anyone should also be there, comment below, but most of all THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who stopped by our tables! Hope everyone enjoyed all the treats, music and fun at UC Berkeley Food Day!

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