November 30th, 2009


The Big Read: Their Eyes Were Watching God.. book discussion

Book discussion:
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

New Orleans Public Library – Latter Branch, New Orleans, LA

Join Chris Smith of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a discussion of the classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The book will be discussed in terms of racial identity, the role of women, the concept of love, and other issues. We'll also discuss the book in terms of its food. Food is important in this book; it sets a time and place, demonstrates how people lived, and we'll explore issues of hunger. This book features scenes in which food moves the plot, illustrates important concepts, and serves as metaphor.

Latter Library
5120 St. Charles Ave.
Uptown New Orleans

New Orleans Food Co-op Open for Business - Need Volunteers!

The New Orleans Food Co-op is open (!!!) and selling great, healthful food every Sunday 12-6pm at the Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Avenue - the old Universal Furniture building st St. Roch). All items are bargain priced; many are organic. Foods for sale include fresh, locally grown greens and citrus fruits; bulk dry goods such as red beans, black beans, Louisiana grown brown rice, garbanzo beans, navy beans, TVP (textured vegetable protein, made from soy), split peas, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried mangoes, cocoa, oats, cornmeal, and other items such as rice milk, soy milk, blueberry concentrate and more. Bring your own bags and containers for bulk foods if you can!

In addition to wanting people to come shop, of course, the food co-op also has a huge need for volunteers any time before, during, or after the market on Sundays. We need volunteers to help set-up, clean-up, greet customers, assist customers with weighing bulk foods, talk with customers about recipes and cooking ideas (some shoppers are a bit mystified by the TVP...), check customers out, bring a potluck dish, drink tea or coffee, have fun and so forth.

So, if you would like to volunteer to help out, please stop by the Healing Center at 2372 St. Claude, this Sunday or any Sunday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. for more information.

Please come over to shop and hang out awhile, to talk about the future of the food co-op with members, and find out how you can get involved.

Co-op website with current info and announcements:

New Orleans Food Co-Op Facebook page:

Please forward this to everyone you know who may be interested.