Vegan Farm-to-Table Cooking Demo and Food Justice Discussion

Oregon Area Senior Center 219 Park St.
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A learning event for adults. Registration required. Limited to 20 participants.

Join Chef James Bloodsaw of Justveggiez and Robert Pierce of Madison’s Southside Farmer’s Market and Neighborhood Food Solutions for a truly unique farm-to-table experience! Chef James will begin with a vegan cooking demonstration, making a flavorful seasonal dinner menu for all guests using fresh ingredients from Mr. Pierce’s farm. Chef James will be sharing his journey of embracing vegan cooking for a healthy lifestyle, followed by Mr. Pierce leading a discussion on food justice during the meal. 

Feed your mind and your belly and connect to your community and this land. Space is limited so be sure to register early to reserve your spot! 

Chef James Bloodsaw, Jr. is the head chef and owner of Justveggiez, a  plant-based restaurant, delivery service, meal plan, and catering company serving up a healthier version of your favorite foods. Justveggiez is 100% Black and family owned and operated. 

Chef James discovered his passion for cooking and launched his career in Chicago at the age of 17. After a conversation in 2011 with his late father about his health issues, he resolved to change his life. In 2018, with 30 years of cooking and catering experience, he began to share his newfound healthier diet with others through his own business: Justveggiez.

Robert Pierce is the manager of Madison’s South Side Farmer’s Market and Executive Director of Neighborhood Food Solutions, which offers several impactful programs to connect people with employment opportunities through agricultural training. Mr. Pierce is a respected authority on urban farming, and was featured on PBS Wisconsin’s Race Matters series on Black farming and land ownership. 

If you need to cancel your registration, have questions, or need special accommodations at events contact Kara at kripley [at] (kripley[at]oregonlibrary[dot]org).

This event is made possible through funding for the Beyond the Page Ripple Project.