WHEN?                    Saturday April 14, 2007, 5-7 PM

WHERE?                 Greenock Mill Center

                                    10470 N Ruston Rd

                                    South Lyon, MI

Potluck – bring a dish to pass


Buying Clubs – purchasing local, organic produce. Options and Issues

 MOFFA Annual Awards: Volunteer, Business, Public Service, Lifetime Achievement



21. Food Labeling Workshop
The Henry Center
· July 19-20, 2007 · Lansing, Michigan

This workshop presents the FDA requirements for food labeling.  The workshop format and materials are designed to provide a user-friendly approach for those new to food labeling and also provide a thorough system and reference for those experienced with food label design and review.  The workshop format allows time for questions. The focus is practical, and students are encouraged to bring problem labels for hands-on review.    For more information, click here.
Register Online                      Registration Form (PDF)       or call IFLR at (517) 355-8295


Lead Instructor, Neal Fortin, is Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, assistant professor in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and adjunct professor of law at the MSU College of Law.  His law practice experience concentrated on food law, labeling, ingredient evaluation, advertising, legislation, and administrative law. Professor Fortin also has 20 years experience in food regulatory work with the state of Michigan, including being the primary drafter of Michigan Food Law of 2000.  He has trained more than 1,500 people on the labeling law.

22. Slow Food Red Cedar                                           


Next Meeting:  Wednesday, April 18 at Student Organic Farm

                                    (on College Road, between Jolly & Sandhill)

Time:  Please email me back and let me know what fits most schedules best:

            Either 5:30 pm or 7 pm

            Then I’ll send a second email and let you know the decision.

Contact me:  Lisa Hamm      [log in to unmask]


Meeting topic:  discuss possible activities for the coming year; determine small groups that will work on each activity.  Tea will be provided.  Please bring your own cup!  And if you are able, please bring a small finger snack to share.


Please park at the main parking lot by the farm buildings, then walk back to the Student Organic Farm greenhouses.  People who are not able to make the walk are welcome to drive back to the greenhouses.


If you can’t make it to the meeting, please send your ideas through email!

You are welcome to bring a friend to the meeting.


Just to get your creative juices flowing, here are some ideas that were written down at our Slow Food Red Cedar “Choices” dinner in March:


            Cooking demos at local farmers’ markets

            Tour of Nut Farm in Jackson

            Tour Cider Mills; learn to make cider

            Complete list of Central/South Michigan farms and products available

            Farm Tour at Wynsmoor Manor featuring heritage livestock and heirloom

vegetables in Mason

            Find ways and activities that help broaden membership

            Have Nick Seccia (Henry Ford Museum chef from Choices dinner) back

                        for dinner at Student Farm

            Work with local chefs and specialty cooks for programs




Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist

Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Sustainable Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Bldg.

East Lansing, MI 48824


517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (fax)



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