EAT TO GET HIGH
This time every year there's a lot of new people coming into town, returning from summer vacations, and going back to school. If you've been around all summer you probably notice the energy level rising more every day. The Food Committee of the Tribal Council felt that it was important to let all those new people know where to cop good food at good prices here in Ann Arbor. People who are into good food and want to work together with other brothers and sisters will find that their energy is needed in all the coops here in town to help get the food to the people. It's not too hard to serve the needs of a few hundred people but when you're talking about serving a few thousand then you can see how we might need more people to help share that responsibility! The Food Committee is especially interested in new people. After the Blues and Jazz Festival is over we're going to be actively working to bring all the food co-ops together to increase our strength in numbers, in buying power and in knowledge. We're also working the concession at the People's Ballroom (502 E. Washington) and we'll need a few people to help out with that.
As all the contradictions between the life culture and the death culture become more obvious, more and more people are realizing that the industry that is in control of providing food for the people is in fact ripping them off. The food industry is one small part of the larger corporate structure whose only interest is making money. The deadly chemicals that are put into virtually every food on the market shelf to make the foods last longer, taste better, or look better according to their honky, death-like values, are in fact destroying your body and its energy. At the same time food has been made a consumer product and people are encouraged to not only eat more often but just generally eat more. Walk down any street here in Babylon and take a good look at the people and you can see how that plastic food has run its trip on people. Too many people are bogged down and bogued out by their bodies because of the food they eat.
Food is naturally far out. If properly prepared, good clean food gets you high and helps you stay high by giving your body all the life-giving energy that you need! Here in Ann Arbor people have been working fulltime over the past couple of years to create a real working alternative to the death culture food and food sources that plague our country. At this time it's possible to fulfill almost all your food needs with fresh, healthy foods at cheap prices!
If you're into cooking at home, you might want to check out the people's produce co-ops, the grain co-op, Applerose and the Ann Arbor Fish Market.
For those people who need small amounts of fruit and vegetables, or who want to buy only certain things, the Itemized Food Co-op is for you! This co-op has a shopping list that allows people to choose what they want to buy and how much of each particular item at wholesale prices plus 5% for expenses. For more information about how they operate contact Carolee at 769-2373. If you don't have a lot of time to shop and like a wide variety of fruit and vegetables you can get a well balanced 2 bags of fresh produce and a dozen eggs for $4 from the Ann Arbor People's Produce Co-Op. They have two main distribution points in town, one located on the corner of Main St. and Mosley and one on the corner of Hill St. and South Forest at the Lutheran Church. Orders are taken Mondays through Thursdays at 414 Benjamin St. (for Main St. pick-up) and at 1006 Lincoln (for Forest pick-up). For more information contact Jeanie Walsh at 761-1709 or call 665-0437 for Main St. and 662-6036 for Forest St. Pick-up is Saturday and meetings to determine the co-op's activities are held every Wednesday night at 7:30 in the Student Activities Building.
For grains, nuts, peanut butter, cheese, tamari, dried fruits, grainola and other goodies there's the people's grain co-op also soon to be known as the Sunflower Co-Op, located at 806 St. State St. near the corner of Hill and State. They're open most days from noon to 6pm. Their phone number is 761-8173. All items are sold at wholesale cost plus 20%.
A lot of times the grain co-op is out of things you might need and at those times you might want to stop by Applerose at 404 W. Liberty. Although Applerose is a more conventional store and slightly more expensive because they are not a non-profit co-op they do have good food and GOOD people who are always willing to help you with any questions you might have. They've open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
For good fresh fish go to the Ann Arbor Fish Market located in Kerrytown on N. Fifth near the Farmer's Market. Food stamps are accepted.
If you're not into cooking at home because you don't have the time, don't know how or just don't have the facilities you can still eat good food! Indian Summer is a centrally located natural foods restaurant that serves a wide variety of vegetarian foods with a new menu every day. These people are deep into cooking good food at good prices! They serve tempura, miso soup, good salads and sandwiches, fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, and great breakfasts! They open at 8:30 am at 315 S State. Another people's restaurant is Mark's Coffeehouse at 605 E William. Mark's has good soups, espresso and it's a good friendly place to sit down and read a bit, have small meetings or play chess.
It's important to support these community food sources because all the money we spend at these places is providing our people with jobs and helping our community to grow. At the same time through self-determination we're destroying the economic base of death culture food consumerism!
Besides being a basic human right, food has historically been part of any people's culture. Our Rainbow culture is no exception! When you're at the People's Ballroom (502 E Washington) and you're hot and thirsty from goin' crazy dancin' and gettin' high check out the good munchies and cold juices that the Food Committee will be serving there. Food Committee meetings are Monday nights at 7:30. If you're into good food and working for the people and you want to work with the Food Committee come to the meetings at Mark's or contact Jeanie Walsh at 761-1709.
Eat to Stay High!
All Power to the People!
-- Tribal Council Food Committee
Cooking with the righteous weed is great for all tribal gatherings when you only have a little bit of reefer but still want to get a lot of people high. None of the weed goes up in smoke and cooking with grass is especially good for weed that doesn't you as blasted as you want to be when you smoke it!
There are a couple of things to remember when you're in the kitchen with your pot. Always be sure to clean the reefer of all seeds and sterns. It also helps to sift the reefer so it's not so noticeably 'chewy' in the food. Be careful not to OD. One teaspoon per person is usually enough. Using too much usually results in one falling asleep or feeling sick. Also, never boil the grass -- you won't get high!
Contrary to more popular opinion, it's not necessary to limit your cooking adventures to brownies and cookies -- although these are tasty! -- rich stuffings for fish, chicken, squash, or cabbage are great as well as tacos, soups, guacamole and salads! Besides a good cake recipe we've included a couple of other treats as well.
3/4 c. oil
2 c. honey
2 tsp. vanilla
6 mashed ripe bananas
1/2 c. sifted reefer
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chopped walnuts
6-8 c. whole wheat flour
Blend all ingredients. Bake at 350 for 35-45 mins. Frost with carob-flavored whipped cream. Makes 24 pieces, 1 sheet cake 12" x 24".
Rice Stuffing - enough for 2 chickens, 4 fish
3 c. cooked rice
1/4 - 1/2 c. reefer
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onions -- sauteed together with:
2 c. mushrooms
add 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds
marjoram, salt, pepper, tamari to taste.
Blend all together and stuff and bake! This stuffing is also good for squash and cabbage.
Kim Sauve baggin fresh fruit and vegetables for the Ann Arbor People's Produce Cooperative.