Connecticut Food System Leaders and Friends,
This Thursday, May 26, from 2 to 7 pm at Connecticut College is the Connecticut Food System Alliance’s Spring Gathering – Food Justice and the Labor Movement. Thank you to those who have already RSVP’ed! If you haven’t already, you can RSVP here, or RSVP on Facebook. Please be sure to RSVP so the caterer brings enough food! Check out this page for the agenda more details about the programming for the day.
Getting to Connecticut College
Connecticut College is not easily accessible by public transit from other parts in the State and we recommend you drive or carpool. Check out the discussion section in the event on Facebook to find a carpool.
From Hartford (1 hour) and points north (Western MA, VT): I-91 South to Hartford. Take I-84 East to Route 2 East to I-395 South. Take Exit 5 (formerly Exit 78) onto Route 32 South. College entrance is 3 miles on right.
From New Haven (1 hour), Bridgeport (1 hour), and New York City (3 hours): Exit 83 from I-95 Northbound. Turn left at the end of the ramp, proceed up hill to intersection, and then take right at light onto Route 32 North. College entrance is one mile on left.
Parking and getting around campus
Here is a detailed map of campus. All the programming will be taking place in the Crozier-Williams building (“Cro”). You can park anywhere on campus but the parking lots indicated below are nearest to Cro. There will be signs posted inside Cro to help you get around.
Coffee, tea, snacks, and water will be available from 2 to 6 in the main function room, and water will be available in all the breakout rooms as well. Snacks from Fiddleheads Food Co-op include apples, sesame bars, veggie chips, naan chips, baby carrots, hummus, cookies, and salsa – many of these items are vegan/vegetarian/gluten free.
At 6, Big Belly Kelly’s BBQ of Groton will serve fiesta bean salad (vegan, gluten free), garden salad (vegan), pulled pork, fried chicken, and corn bread (vegetarian).
Learn more about the food here.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle, coffee mug, leftover container, and plate/cup/fork. We are committed to cutting down on paper, plastic, water, and food waste. Bringing these items enters you into a raffle for a canvas grocery bag from Fiddleheads Food Co-op!
Childcare is provided on site to all participants. When you sign in Thursday, please also share your child’s name and your phone number so we can contact you in case your child needs you during the event.
We have set a goal of 100 Tweets for the day! You can Tweet about what you’ve learned, discussions you’re having, and calls to action with the hashtag #EatTogetherWorkTogetherCT. You can Tweet to the Connecticut Food System Alliance at @CTFoodSystem and find us on Facebook, The Connecticut Food System Alliance.
If you’re interested in sharing flyers and resources from your nonprofit, community organization, program, etc., please feel free to bring some. We will have a dedicated resource table to share these materials with participants.
Questions? Email CFSACoordinator@HartfordFood.org
Thank you and we hope to see you there!