SEED & FEED & RADIO!
Chickin Feed is excited to be headed back to the Seed Factory! Saturday, August 21st @ 11am. We’ll be tellin’ tales & singing tunes’ all about food, farm & fun. And we’ll have a fresh supply of our super wonderful – screen printed on canvas (by Bo @ Velocity Screen Printing- great job!), handmade books – FARM GRUB A to Z. Check out our Facebook Page for a fun little video preview.
And we’re super excited to be joined again by Drama Chick, Amy Handler…aside from her day jobs, she’s crankin’ out show after show of super cool music on her Saturday Morning show – The Kids Are Alright - am 1690. Listen up Peeps!
Mo’ Hen & Chirpin’ Chick, Katherine will be on Ms. Amy’s show with hot copies of our brand spankin’ new CD… Lil’ Chickin Radio presents The FARM GRUB Revue… (I heard some pretty complete versions of the songs tonight and cannot express how excited and overjoyed I am about this CD! Katherine & Fletcher Moore – you are amazingly talented folks. Adam, Annette, John K., James, Jimmy, John B., The Chickin Chorus & The Real Farmers’ Chorus – Je t’aime!. What a wonderful job. Thank you so very much.) More to come on this obviously!
AND SAVE THE DATE… Labor Day Weekend – Saturday & Sunday 9/5 & 9/6 come say “Howdy” at our booth (same place as the past two years) at the Decatur Book Festival! It’s awesome!!!
EMAIL TODAY FOR BETTER SCHOOL LUNCHES TOMORROW…
We’re approaching the one year anniversary of the Eat-In @ the Decatur Book Festival where this photo was taken. The Eat-In’s all over the country did great things to raise awareness of the need to improve the Child Nutrition Act.
Now the rubber meets the road…!
Please take a moment to send an URGENT EMAIL… to your US Representative TODAY if you can – it’s easy.
Here’s an email sent out just now from Slow Food USA / Time For Lunch Campaign…
After our huge campaign where 20,000 Slow Food supporters gathered for Eat-Ins all over the country, over 100,000 emails were sent and phone calls bombarded Congress, last Thursday the Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. This is the legislation that governs the quality of school lunches. Thanks to everyone for such a huge effort! The version that passed in the Senate included a bunch of our priorities – more funding for healthier meals, regulations to kick junk food out of school vending machines, and $50 million for Farm to School programs, but it also makes cuts to food stamps in order to pay for them.
The next step is for the House to pass the bill, maybe when they return from break in September. Or maybe they will pass it tomorrow before they head out. This is why we need your urgent help. http://www.slowfoodusa.org/onestepcloser The House bill, which is still being debated, has much of what we asked for but avoids making cuts to food stamps (SNAP) – a move which will impact the children that are the most vulnerable. School lunch should not be funded at the expense of other important food programs. Contact your legislator now to make sure that we get the bill our children deserve. http://www.slowfoodusa.org/onestepcloser
Thanks for all you do,
Program Manager and the Time for Lunch team at Slow Food USA.
p.s. The First Lady wrote a great opinion piece last week on why we need to pass this bill. Check it out here.
Make a phone call for better school lunches!
Got a request to make some calls to help get better school lunches NOW… If you have a minute, please read the forwarded message below & make some calls soon. Thanks!
“I’m contacting you today to provide an update on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization and to encourage you to contact a couple of key members of Congress in your area.
In short, we are hoping that the House version of CNR will be introduced into the Education and Labor committee either next week or the week of July 12th. This bill isn’t perfect, but is a big improvement over the current CNR in many ways. The concern is that if the bill isn’t on the floor of Congress by the end of August, we will be stuck with the current CNR for at least another year.
Congressman John Lewis and Congressman Tom Price are on the committee and so could help make sure that the committee vote happens soon. Could you call each of their offices and urge them to help make sure the bill is introduced soon?
The staffer for Child Nutrition in Congressman Lewis’s office is Michaleen Crowell (202-225-3801) and in Tom Price’s office the staff person is Chris Skrzychi (202-225-4501). Please leave a message if he/she is not available. It would be great if you could pass on this request to others in your network as well.
The message is simple! Urge your Representative to support H.R. 5504: “The Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010.”in the upcoming committee vote!”
END FORWARDED MESSAGE:
SNACK CAKE BLUES..
Preview of Piggles “Snack Cake Blues” (Click on the black box below and LISTEN UP!)
from the upcoming CD… Chickin Tunes by the Farm Grub Critters.
Chickin Tunes are churning!
I love love love to meet open-hearted creative folks. No matter what their field. I’ve been so lucky to have found some of the most creative music souls on the planet (I’m certain!) living nearby and am so pleased that they’ve gotten on board to help record our new CD Chickin Tunes…
Katherine Moore (Chirpin’ Chickin) is leading the efforts with her tirelessly talented hubby Fletcher Moore (Punker-Roo?) doing the recording, mixing, picking and surprise! Punk Vocals – he used to be in a band and is really great. (I told him I get to do his hair for our first live performance…) Katherine has taken on the job of writing stories for the Farm Grub series as well that we are about to debut. She takes the lead on the fast paced patter song called Duckie’s Nag. She has a magical voice through and through and I’m so honored to be the recepient of her many lyrical gifts.
Also chirpin’ for us is Annette Wawerna, whose voice I would steal if I could. She reminds me of my favorite singer, Diana Krall. Annette sings the lead on Snackcake Blues, a great song penned my Ms. Moore that would make Little Debbie turn over in her grave. Annette has recorded her own CD and is one of the chirpin’ chickins on our theme song you might have heard on our website. She also recently retired as one of the favorite teachers of The Music Class (where Ms. Katherine Moore still chirps).
Adam Cole joins us again with his particularly funny brand of cross-singing in our Tango Empanada (he plays a female Argentinian Bovine Chef with aplomb!) and he’s lent his piano talents & vocals to other songs so far too.
James Palmer, a majorly talented illustrator, and leader of the The Wipes (a parent band of the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool that also has included Ms. Wawerna & Mr. Cole at times) is lending his southern thang to the Lamentation of the Rotten Zucchini.
Our backup singers include the “Chickin Chorus” and some real live Farmers! Who better to sing a song about composting! Farmer Joe Reynolds of Love is Love Farms, his mom (Mama Reynolds) & her friend Robert “Birdman” Ridenour and Farmer Matthew Bagshaw recorded a kickin’ chorus for the Punk tune fronted by Punker-Roo Fletcher Moore entitled, Don’t Trash Me Baby. What is really neat about this experience is that Mama Reynolds said the experience made her “Bucket List.” How cool is that!
STAY TUNED! We’ve got several events scheduled over the summer to roll out FARM GRUB & CHICKIN TUNES…
LUNCH & LEARN WITH EFFECTIVE PARENTING
I’m teaming up with Dr. Kellie Ritter of Effective Parenting for a workshop on Friday May 14th. …Come join us if you can… There will lots of chatting about getting your chickins to eat well and we’ll be eating well with some free-range Chicken Pot Pies.
DRAMA ON THE RADIO!!!
kid’s music for everyone! (or kids’ music for people who hate kids’ music)
Well, The Kids are Alright and coming to an AM frequency near you! Chickin Feed’s own “DRAMA CHICK” is going to be hosting her own little Radio Show on Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts – am 1690. It’s the coolest thing you’ve heard ever! Yeah, I said so. There is even a rumor that Chickin Tunes will make it’s debut. Woo Hoo…