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Sing to the wonder of life

Event: Be a farmer for a day!

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a farmer? well, here’s a chance for you to be a farmer for one day in Beijing’s organic CSA farm this Sunday! How cool is that? plus another awesome upcoming food event. Come check it out and if you do see me, say nihao! 🙂

1. Slow Food – LET’S BE A FARMER FOR ONE DAY!

farm trip-9 I went last year and I had an amazing time! You can read about my CSA farm trip post from last year. It’s a good opportunity to learn what is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), how it works in China and also directly get involved in the farm daily chores: taking care of the farm animals (good thing I didn’t have to clean up cow manure (hehe), help out with the pre-summer harvest and enjoy a sunny day in the countryside! If you want, you can also purchase the veggies you helped harvest at a discounted price.

farm trip-17 Day Program:

10.00 Leave with the bus from Kempinski Hotel (in front of)
11.30 Arrive at Shared Harvest
11.45 Introduction to the CSA by the founder, Shi Yan (PhD.)
12.15 Enjoy the Organic Lunch that Shi Yan and her helpers will prepare for us (seasonal veggies, grass-fed meat, free range eggs and homemade products)
farm trip-4 13.15 Division into working groups and start farming

Group 1: Be shepherd and take care about the farm animals (rabbits and pigs) (<-being an animal lover, this was my favorite task last year)
Group 2: Cut off weeds
Group 3: Vegetables harvest

14.30 Farming group sharing and rest
15.00 Greeting and leave the CSA
16.30 Arrival at Kempinski Hotel

Farm trip food When: June 22h, 2014 (Sunday) 10.00-16.30
Where: Shared Harvest, Beijing County, Shunyi District, Liuzhuanghu Village (分享收获农场,北京市顺义区柳庄户村)
Fee: 200rmb for members, 250rmb for non-members who need transportation / if you have your own transportation (150)

more info in English on SlowFood Beijing website
more info in Chinese on Slowfood Beijing (中文)

I highly recommend you to take a day off this Sunday and be a farmer for a day at CSA farm, if you are interested, please RSVP to: alicegiusto1983@gmail.com with the following info:

1. Name(s) 2. Number of people 3. Tel Number 4. Taking bus with us or own transportation ?

2. “Really Real” 4th of July dinner hosted by FatFace & The Hutong

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 2.24.28 PM On July 4th, 2014 (and YES! it’s on Friday this year!), we are going Really Real and ascend the rooftops of The Hutong to serve the most Delectable Independence Day dinner Beijing has ever seen! I will most likely go too, if you do see me, say nihao! 🙂
Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 2.24.47 PM Date & Time: Friday, July 4th @5:00pm-9:30pm
Location: The Hutong, 1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong (Near Beixinqiao Subway EXIT C on Line 5)
Directions: From Beixinqiao Subway EXIT C (at the Southeast corner of the intersection) walk East along Shique Hutong (石雀胡同) for about 150 meters until you see the SECOND Hutong alley to your right, name is Jiu Dao Wan Xi Xiang, 九道湾西巷. Make a right turn and go along that Hutong, which makes a sharp left then a right, and you will see The Hutong’s entrance, a Red Wooden Double-Door.
Pricing: 200 RMB/person ONLINE Special. 150 RMB/person ONLINE Special for Members of The Hutong. 300 RMB/person at the door, however please RSVP to service@fatfacedining.com in advance.

For more information Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 2.25.45 PM


As for me, I’ve been busy making a 24-pg Korea food guidebook demo and a few complimentary videos (my friend Kayla and I’ve been working hard. Should be done in a week or two!

I’m on Instagram – @Musichef_TJ and facebook . come check out Musichef TJ’s daily happenings 🙂


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TJ = farmer! 🙂




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