The Dish I: Local Meat

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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 I: Local Meat

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm

ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St

Why choose local meat? What's the meaning of terms like "grass-fed," "Vermont-raised," "organic" and "pastured"? What does it take to get from farm to table? We'll explore this and more at our series kick-off.

Sponsored by ArtsRiot

Doors open at 5:00pm with cash bar and snacks by Guild Fine Meats and City Market.

FREE! $5 suggested donation to benefit the Intervale Center accepted online or at the door.

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Meet the Panel

Moderated by Joe Speidel, University of Vermont 

City Market Intervale Center

with ArtsRiot


Field Notes

Our moderator, Joe Speidel, has been interviewing our panelists and livestock specialists in advance of The Dish I, and also paying visits to local establishments specializing in Vermont-grown meat. Check out an excerpt from his notebook.


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.

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