FERMENT! The End is Nigh!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month! A bit of history:

The rainbow Pride Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker. He was an Army vet, a drag queen and an artist. He died this March at the age of 65, and his birthday was June 2. The original flag had eight colors, but there are also seven-color and six-color versions. The colors are symbolic of life, healing, sunlight, nature, serenity, and spirit.

Let's FORK!

Saturday June 24 is the second annual New Mexico Fermentation Festival in Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Fermentation Festival is the only festival of its kind in the Southwest. The day will include a series of workshops, covering chocolate, kombucha, fermented cocktails, hot sauces, fermented cheese and more. There will also be chef demos, live music and vendors on site. This year, Sandor Ellix Katz, a James Beard Award winner and author of multiple fermentation books, will be the featured presenter.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the the Hubbell House Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about, promoting interest in and advocating for the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center.

Presenters and vendors will include: Oni Noodles, Barrio Brinery, Street Food Institute, Old Windmill Dairy, New Mexico Hard Cider, Old Monticello Organic Farms, Mi Young's Farm, Fano Bread, Bow & Arrow Brewing, Prismatic Coffee, Santa Fe Spirits, Gruet Winery, Sandor Ellix Katz, The Liquid Muse, Kombucha Kamp, Kraut Source, Ferment Works, The Healthy Gut Girl, Whole Foods, The Kombucha Project and many more.

WHERE: Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque
WHEN: 11 am-5:30 pm Saturday June 24
COST: $15 - you can pre-order HERE

Do you get the Santa Fe Master Gardener newsletter? You should. It's an amazing resource for gardening of all kinds. In this month's letter, James Lodes made a great list of places to donate food to. I'm stealing that list because this information is good to spread around. These organizations take donations of fresh produce, canned goods and other foodstuffs.

The Food Depot (1222 Siler Road, 471-1633): The Food Depot supplies 145 organizations in the nine-county northeast quarter of New Mexico. They supply food to most of the following Santa Fe area organizations. Can receive food 8am-noon and 1-5 pm Monday-Friday.

Adelante Santa Fe (1300 Camino Sierra Vista, 467-2571): This Santa Fe Public Schools program provides support for youth and families facing homelessness. Can receive food 9 am-5 pm Mpnday and Tuesday and 8:30 am-1 pm Wednesday.

Bienvenidos Food Pantry (1511 Fifth St., 986-0583): Can receive food 9 am-1 pm Monday and 9 am-2 pm Tuesday-Thursday.

Christ Lutheran Church (1701 Arroyo Chamiso, 983-9461) Can receive food 9 am-1:30 pm Wednesday.

Day Services Program at Interfaith Shelter (Pete's Place) (2801 Cerrillos Road, 795-7494): Serves cooked meals to the homeless. Can receive food 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday.

Feeding Santa Fe (1222 Siler Road, 603-6600): Can receive food 2-3 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, or call for someone to meet you.

Fruit of the Spirit Ministries (3382-A Lopez Lane, 660-6448): Distributes food to the needy. Can receive food 10 am-noon Thursday, or call for someone to meet you.

Kitchen Angels (1222 Siler Road, 471-7780): Delivers cooked meals to the homebound. Can receive food 9:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday.

San Martin de Porres (3552 Agua Fría St., 471-0710): Distributes food to the needy every other Tuesday. Please call to confirm. HoursL 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday.

Bag 'n Hand Food Pantry at St. John's United Methodist Church (1200 Old Pecos Trail, 982-5397): Distributes food to the needy 10 am-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Can receive food 9 am-4 pm Monday-Wednesday.

Salvation Army (525 W Alameda St., 988-8054): Serves cooked meals to the homeless. Can receive food 8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday.

Youth Shelters Street Outreach (5686-B Agua Fría St., 983-0586): Serves cooked meals to homeless and runaway youth. Can receive food 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday.

Since it is also National Candy Month...what's your favorite candy? Old-school, new-school, sweet, sour? Let me know what it is and where you get it.

See you next week,
Michael


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