Bushwick Food Coop, as we’ve raved about on many occasions, is Bushwick’s definitive place to get fresh and high-quality produce, dry goods, meats and more. They’re also active members in the community, starting conversations about health education and providing an open forum for teaching and learning through farmer’s market demos and outreach at local schools. This Saturday, they open their doors to the community for an official live screening (the only one in Brooklyn!) of TEDxManhattan’s “Changing The Way We Eat”.  All are welcome, and bringing a dish for the potluck is encouraged.

“Changing the Way We Eat” is an ambitious one-day conference featuring speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming, who will be sharing their insights and expertise. The independently organized TEDx event is hosted by Diane Hatz, founder and executive director of Change Food. One of the leading speakers is Tom Coliccho, world-renowned and New York-based chef and founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants. Other speakers include: Dr. Regina Bernard-Carrenom, who has been designing scholarly projects and community products based on food access in poor NYC areas; David Binkle, who serves as Director of Food Services at Los Angeles Unified School District; and Virginia Clarke, the executive director of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.

The Bushwick Food Coop’s screening will take place in the hallway of The Loom shops, just outside of the Coop.  Session 1 runs from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, with a lunch break from 12:30-1:40. Session 2 runs from 1:40-3:40 PM, with a break between 3:40-4:20, and Session 3 runs from 4:20-6:15 PM. Please join us for any of the 3 sessions or the whole thing + bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch! RSVP on Facebook and we will see you there!