Food in the Hood is a biweekly neighborhood dinner to raise funds for global charities.

617 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, California
Click on the links below to view a slideshow from the fundraiser for:
El Andalon
Caravan for Cuba

Customers take whatever they want and donate whatever they want. All proceeds go to a different global charity each week. Ingredients are fair-trade and as local as possible, from the Farmer's Markets or backyards. Students from Santa Cruz High School sometimes help out, play ukuleles, or play with the baby chicks.
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Are you Local to
Food in the Hood?
We welcome donations of:

  • » Backyard produce
  • » Baked goods
  • » Homemade food
  • » Preserves
  • » Canning jars
  • » Plants & seeds
  • » Plant containers & flats
  • » Scraps for chickens / rabbits

FitH partners WitH:

Wide World Partners

high school students raising awareness and funds for global causes.

UniverseCity

enabling the great reskilling through affordable small classes.

The Parent Network

how to raise giving kids in a taking world.

RetroMetro

artisans and entrepreneurs making the practical beautiful and the beautiful practical

Transition Santa Cruz

a catalyst for relocalization

Slow Money Santa Cruz

an investor co-op for a return to small-scale agriculture & industry.

Third Paradigm

A radio thinktank about community sovereignty and regenerative economics.
FRSC 101.1 FM
Sunday 1:30pm

GrowFoodPartyCrew

helping to make santa cruz into an edible oasis.
Friday, January 28 2012 — Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Saturday FitH with film!

Thank you to everyone who helped our Friends of the Congo fundraiser raise $80. It was a small and intimate gathering, but some guests said that the pseudo-Thanksgiving feast was the best yet. Next year you'll know not to miss the holidaze after-party.

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

http://youtu.be/0egeHh1_Sb4

We have a special treat this Saturday at 6:30. Carlos Magana is opening his beautiful Swift Street studio to host our Food in the Hood. AND he's employing his state-of-the-art four-projector system to show our film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John. This classic of the sustainability movement follows the free-spirited and passionate John Peterson from 1996 to 2004 as he works to bring organic farming to the heart of the Midwest. It's alternately heartbreaking and inspiring, but ends - spoiler alert! - on a successful note.

London Syrian Embassy 11 March 2011

http://youtu.be/Hsmy7C-i3hY

I developed my menu to show off fresh, local meats and vegetables, but like Farmer John, it developed an exotic flair of its own - sweet and spicy. To match it I looked for a cause around the region of Turkey and couldn't miss the plight of the Kurds.  This site has a 2012 Change.org petition to President Obama regarding a December 28th bombing by US-supplied planes in which 35 people, including 19 teenagers, were killed. Kani Xulam, an articulate defender of Kurdish rights, has written the petition.

Democracy Now Exclusive: US Journalist Deported
from Turkey After Reporting on Plight of Kurds


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Ms7ideMow

In 2010 Democracy Now interviewed a US journalist who was deported for writing about Turkey's attacks on the Kurdish people. The focus of our charitable contribution, or should I say sovereignty solidarity, will be the Alliance for Kurdish Rights. Their short video gives the situation in a 56-second nutshell.

Stand Up for Kurdish Rights

http://youtu.be/GT10Gbi_pUk

On to the menu! for Saturday, January 28 at 6:30

  • Jicama, Radish and Avocado Salad
    Check out this beautiful food blog, picture and plate, from whence the photo cometh.
    Jicama, Radish and Avocado Salad
  • Marinated Mushrooms with Lemon and Oregano
    This photo came with this similar recipe from Tastespotting.
    Marinated Mushrooms with Lemon and Oregano
  • Lentils, Fennel and Olives with Feta and Herbs
    The Intolerant Gourmet loaned us this luscious pile of lentils and tidbits.
    Lentils, Fennel and Olives with Feta and Herbs
  • Warm Pitas Stuffed with Turkish Lamb Patties in Tomato Sauce and Cumin-Coriander Yogurt
    Photo via Katy Elliot's blog and recipe from Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall's River Cottage Every Day.
    Warm Pitas Stuffed with Turkish Lamb Patties in Tomato Sauce and Cumin-Coriander Yogurt
  • Honey and Rose Water Tapioca from Heidi Swanson
    Photo and recipe thanks to Turntable Kitchen.
    Honey and Rose Water Tapioca
  • Double-Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti
    A Blithe Palate has caught this tasty cupful of crunch.
    Double-Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Please RSVP if you're coming!
Tereza

 

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