The Dish

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

The Dish: Global Foods, Local Perspectives

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm

ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St

Doors open at 5:00pm
Cash bar

Food Solutions New England’s A New England Food Vision is a bold vision for what New England’s local food economy might look like if it were able to provide 50% of clean, fair, just and accessible food for New Englanders by 2050. But what about the other 50%, including favorite global foods like coffee, chocolate, tropical fruit and others? We hope to have a fun, uplifting holiday conversation about the opportunities and possibilities of a global food system that operates with the same values as a community-based food system. Learn how Vermont-based food businesses are investing in global sustainability -- and what to look for when buying sustainable edibles this holiday season!

Sponsored by ArtsRiot

FREE! $5 suggested donation to benefit the Intervale Center accepted online or at the door. RSVP on Facebook or by emailing

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Meet the Panel


Moderated by Joe Speidel, University of Vermont

City Market Intervale Center

with ArtsRiot


Meet Our Moderator

Joe Speidel is the Director of Local Government and Community Relations at UVM and has also held positions on campus in Career Services, the Development and Alumni Relations Office, and been involved with the Food Systems Initiative. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston College, and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at UVM. He completed the Snelling Center’s Vermont Leadership Institute program in 2009.

Joe’s volunteer involvement includes the United Way of Chittenden County, the ECOS Project, the Parallel Justice Commission, the Burlington Sustainability Partnership, and Vermont Stage Company.


Past Dish Topics