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Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 6PM

Part 2: Seize the Means — Women’s and Gender History & Food Justice in WI Black Foodways

Explore the history of the women who lived, farmed, and cooked in the Cheyenne Valley settlement, enjoy a comfort food picnic and cooking demo from Chef Patience Clark, and dig into dispatches from the frontlines of food justice today and see the ties to historical food justice movements with Cash Hewlette and Faron Levesque, farmers and food justice workers.

Three Ways to Engage:

  • Digital ONLY: Thursday Night Virtual Cooking Demo & Discussion 
  • Comfort Food Picnic Kit Pick-up AND Thursday Virtual Cooking Demo & Discussion

Both ticket options include a PDF Map and tour guidebook for the self-guided Cheyenne Valley Heritage Loop tour.

  • Add to the experience with an Interactive Cheyenne Valley Tour provided in the FairShare CSA Coalition Routes to Roots App. With The Cheyenne Valley Tour, you will also receive access to explore 10 additional tours celebrating Wisconsin farms and food featured in this year’s Routes to Roots fundraiser.

Chef Patience’s Comfort Food Picnic Menu (Serves 1)

  • Smoked Turkey OR BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
  • Collard Greens (vegetarian)
  • Hot Water Savory Corn Cake
  • Peach Pie Bar from the P&P Bakeshop

Comfort Food Picnic Pick-up at P&P

  • Thursday, 9/9, 2pm – 7pm
  • Friday, 9/10, 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday, 9/11, 9am – 1pm



Cash Hewlette (she/her) and Faron Levesque (they/them) are farmers and food workers working on the front lines of food justice in Memphis, Tennessee.

Cash was born in Marks, Mississippi and grew up in Memphis. After serving in the Navy, Cash came home and quickly ascended to the vanguard of the regenerative agriculture movement in Memphis, tending the city’s soil and provisioning for Black, Queer liberation.

Faron is a historian, writer, and food justice activist. They were born and raised in Memphis but left at 18 to roam the queer diaspora (including Madison!) for over 15 years but returning in 2018 to start their job as Community Kitchen Manager at the AOVS Urban Farm.

Cash and Faron work together at AOVS Urban Farm + Kitchen, a small but mighty city farm located atop a hill on the stolen land of the Chickasaw Nation.

Chef Patience ClarkPalate Pleasures, is a self-taught, Madison born and based chef, and has been cooking Comfort Cuisine for 5 years under training from her Great Grandmother Louise Dunlap. She specializes in historical and traditional comfort dishes from around the world. As a Personal Chef and Caterer, she is dedicated to creating an adventurous experience for her clients through food.