Big Red Eats Green

The Big Red Eats Green (BREG) fall food festival and farmers' market is right around the corner! Join us at the Art Museum on Tuesday, September 10th from 11a.m. to 3p.m. The mission of BREG is to increase awareness of the benefits of eating local, emphasize the availability of local food, especially for students at IU, and support the local food community.

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BREG 2013

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Fall Festival Time is HERE! 

This year's event features: 

  1. Fourteen locally owned restaurants featuring local food | LEARN MORE 
  2. Four local growers ready to tell their stories | LEARN MORE
  3. Local music organized by the Poppy House Collective | LEARN MORE
  4. Three IU faculty talks all about food | LEARN MORE

Music @ BREG

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This year's music lineup is organized by the Poppy House Collective. Featured artists include: 

Speakers @ BREG

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 We're delighted to have three incredible speakers joining us this year: 

  • 11-11:30 a.m.: Christine Barbour, Senior Lecturer, Political Science--“If You Are What You Eat, Who Are You?”
    • A short meditation on where our food comes from and why it matters.
  • 12-12:30 p.m.: Catherine Tucker, Associate Professor, Anthropology--"Coffee Makes the World Go ´Round! Why Your Coffee Choices Matter"
    • The majority of the adult population in the USA drink coffee, but most of us have limited understanding of how our choices of coffee impact the people who grow coffee and the natural environment. This talk will explore connections between our coffee consumption and the lives of people in coffee-growing countries around the world, and why our decisions can make a difference locally and globally.
  • 1-1:30 p.m.: Peter Todd, Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences--"Studying the cognitive science of food choice"
    • What can we do to help people choose to eat healthier, more sustainable foods? To figure this out, we need to know how people make their food choices in the first place. The field of cognitive science uses various approaches to give us insight into the ways people think and decide about food, and in this presentation I'll describe some of the research going on at IU to understand and possibly influence our food choices.

All lectures will take place on the sculpture terrace outside of the IU Art Museum's Angles Cafe. 

Bike Tour - IU Students for Bikes

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Bring your bike and go on a bike tour of Bloomington ending at the Farmer's Market! The bike tour starts at 3pm following BREG. Meet at the IU Art Museum front lawn.

Map of Restaurants

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*Some of the vendors at this year's BREG operate from non-public storefronts, such as their homes. Bloomington Flour Power, for instance, can be found selling their goods at the Farmer's Market every Saturday morning.