Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Led by Sharon Palmer, RDN
Add a day to your Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium stay and enhance your experience with this special and intimate look at the local food scene in New Orleans. This fun and information-filled event will give you an opportunity to observe highlights of the local food, farm, and hunger organizations in New Orleans.
Led by Sharon Palmer, RDN, you will have the opportunity to gain access to a personalized tour of local venues, as well as taste local, seasonal food prepared by an award-winning chef.
Numbers are limited to only 25 attendees in this small, private tour, which is $129 per person and includes transportation, tours, and lunch. Space will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and tour participants must be registered for the symposium to attend. Click here to register for the symposium.
Crescent City Farmers Market (9 AM - 9:45 AM)
Wake up to the best of the season's harvest at the Crescent City Farmers Market in the New Orleans' historic Warehouse District. We will have a 15-minute private tour with Wil and Lexi, program managers of the farmers market programs, as they take us through the local, seasonal farm scene in New Orleans. Afterwards, you’ll get a chance to explore the farmers market, sample a freshly squeezed juice bakery item, listen to some live music, and purchase something special to take home with you.
Second Harvest Food Bank (10 AM - 10:45 AM)
Second Harvest Food Bank serves as the heart of a regional network of 584 partners and programs across south Louisiana, which is home to some of the most poverty-stricken communities in the U.S. With warehouses in New Orleans and Lafayette, Second Harvest distributes 30 million pounds of food and other grocery items to 210,000 individuals each year—the equivalent of nearly 28 million meals. We will have a private tour with Michelle Rosamond, Volunteer Services Coordinator at Second Harvest, and have an opportunity to direct questions about food security in New Orleans.
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (11 AM - 11:45 AM)
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) works to empower generations of New Orleans children to build and maintain healthy relationships with food, the natural world, themselves and their community. Founded in 2006, ESYNOLA provides innovative, hands-on classes in non-traditional educational spaces: schoolyard gardens and teaching kitchens. We will have a private tour with Alisha Johnson, Development Manager at ESYNOLA), and have an opportunity to ask questions about how the school gardens program works in local schools.
Lunch at Toups South, Southern Food and Beverage Museum (12 PM - 1:30 PM)
Enjoy the tastes of local cuisine with Chef Isaac Toups’ regional, Southern cuisine featuring local foods, as well as a special craft cocktail.
Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum celebrates the food, drink, and culture of the South in a living environment. From the ethnicities that inspired local food culture, to the farmers, fisherman and hunter/gathers that produced the food, there is rich fodder for exploration at the SoFAB. You’ll learn about the local, historical food traditions in New Orleans in this special tour with a lecture by food historian Liz Williams, followed by a self-guided tour of the museum.
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