Each season we gather together for a citywide feast. Each Citywide
Supper Club celebrates a season of delicious meals, fruitful
discussion & local community building. These events feature
speakers, and provide a forum for discussing a sustainable future.
Attendees are encouraged to bring food and/or drink that is fresh,
local, seasonal and organic. Admission for this event is $5 pre-pay
online or $8 at the door.
Why do we encourage vegan and
vegetarian fare at the Supper Club?
Meat is the No. 1 cause of global warming. According to the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the livestock
industry accounts for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.
That's more than is produced by every form of transportation
combined. It's also a major source of water degradation. While we
applaud farmers who choose ecologically responsible and humane
production and processing methods over the traditional
agri-business prototype, the more we get in the habit of eating
plant-based foods, the smaller our environmental footprints.
Why do we encourage
local/seasonal/organic fare at the Supper
Organically produced food is much better for
the land (and our bodies!) than conventional methods of farming.
Eating locally means that our food travels fewer miles to get to
us, therefore using less fuel. When we buy from local farmers we're
supporting our neighbors and helping to keep farming in our area –
a good thing! Eating seasonally means no strawberries in winter (if
you're in NYC) and no winter squash in June. This is beneficial
because it also means that your food will travel fewer miles to get
Ideas for Supper Club
Eat Well Guide - find good food near you!
Council on the
Environment of New York City - find a Greenmarket near you!
Official Sponsor of 2009 City Wide Supper Club, Sustainable