The Dish

The Dish

City Market and the Intervale Center have teamed up to create an exploratory series called The Dish. With support from ArtsRiot, we host quarterly panel discussions that dive into hot food issues with the help of local experts.

The Dish: Food Waste

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
5:30pm – 7:00pm
ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St

Doors open at 5:00pm. Cash bar.

Food waste is a buzzword these days. From buying “ugly” fruits and vegetables to industrial composting, food waste has become both a household and large scale topic.  What policies already exist, or should exist, to help mitigate food waste? How are these policies helping or hurting individuals who are working to reduce food waste from field to plate?  And what can you do, as a consumer, to make sure you are making full use of the food you have?  Join us as we dive into these questions and gain insight from a panel of local experts for a lively discussion on food waste.

Brought to you by City Market and the Intervale Center with special thanks to ArtsRiot.

FREE! $5 suggested donation to benefit Intervale Center.

Bring 5 non-perishable food items to donate to ArtsRiot's #2017by2017 food drive for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and receive an order of free fries!

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Meet the Panel:
Theresa Snow - Salvation Farms
Ren Weiner - Miss Weinerz
Nick Savasta - Cheese and Wine Traders
Michele Morris - Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD)

Moderated by Alison Nihart.

Meet Our Moderator

Alison Nihart is the Assistant for the Food Systems Initiative – UVM’s university-wide transdisciplinary initiative to promote food systems research, education, and outreach. Alison graduated from UVM in 2012 with a master’s in Natural Resources. Her thesis research project looked at urban agriculture policy in Burlington, VT.

In her free time, she serves as Facilitator for the Burlington Food Council and can be found wandering around local farmers' markets.

Check out some of Alison's work on the UVM Food Feed Blog.


Missed this installment of the Dish? Check out the resources below:



Food loss on farms study from Salvation Farms

Recent progress report of Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) from Vermont ANR


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