$ 35.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Mon Jun 25 2012 (Updated 06/26/12)Tamale Festival Held at Springfield Grange in Pajaro Valley
Mon Jun 25 2012 (Updated 06/26/12)Mexican Cultural Celebration benefits Springfield Grange & Center for Farmworker Families
On Saturday, June 23rd, the Springfield Grange in Pájaro hosted the Festival of Tamales, a benefit for the Grange and Center for Farmworker Families. The menu featured delicious sweet and savory tamales, made with GMO-free masa from El Aguila Foods, including turkey and chile verde, sweet corn, and ollalieberry pecan praline.
The Springfield Grange, an 80-year old institution on the corner of Werner and Elkhorn Roads in North Monterey County, remained inactive for the last several years, following decades serving as a social and political hub for farmers in the region. In 2011, 65 new members joined, making Springfield one of the fastest growing granges in California.
A flyer for the event explains the tamale's history: "The word 'tamale' derives from the Nahuatl language (tamalli), still spoken in many parts of West Central Mexico and sprinkling the vocabulary of the Spanish spoken in the Pájaro Valley. Corn being native to the Americas, countries throughout the western hemisphere have their own versions of tamales based on pre-Colombian recipes and customs."
The tamales were made by local community members using recipes from El Salvador, Mexico, Texas, and the Monterey Bay Area.
Read More and View Photos
Cold Temperatures Prompt Inmate Rebellion in Santa Cruz Jail (1 comment) Thursday Jan 18th 11:44 PM
'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette Granted Parole; Don't Let Gov. Jerry Brown Reverse It! (1 comment) Thursday Jan 18th 9:38 PM
Protect Our Coast March and Protest Rally Thursday Jan 18th 9:25 PM
Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales Thursday Jan 18th 9:09 PM
Flyer Distributed in the MLK Police-Led "Peace and Justice" March in Santa Cruz (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 16th 1:49 PM
Santa Cruz DREAMers travel to Washington DC to fight for rights of undocumented Wednesday Jan 10th 10:08 AM
The Fate of KPFA (1 comment) Wednesday Jan 3rd 11:16 AM
Demands of the New Police Chief and His Initial Response (3 comments) Saturday Dec 30th 1:07 PM
Protect Monterey County to Appeal Decision on Measure Z's Ban on Harmful Oil Industry Practices (1 comment) Friday Dec 29th 8:53 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Court Ruling Moves Orcas Closer to Protection from Oil Tankers Thursday Jan 18th 11:08 PM
Struggles of Using Legal Recourse as a Path Toward Better Prison Conditions Thursday Jan 18th 10:38 PM
Feds Halt Idaho Oil, Gas Lease Sale After Conservation Groups Protest Thursday Jan 18th 9:13 PM
Statement on Israel's Blacklist Thursday Jan 11th 8:02 PM
Lawsuit Challenges Development That Could Doom California's Santa Ana Mountain Lions (1 comment) Thursday Jan 11th 7:34 PM
Outing the KKK and more fascist David Duke campaign contributors (4 comments) Saturday Oct 7th 12:04 AM
Analysis: Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Seven Deadly Air Pollutants Released by Texas Refineries During Harvey Floods Friday Sep 1st 9:09 PM
Another Trump disgrace: Racism and white supremacy must never be pardoned Monday Aug 28th 6:09 PM
Private Security patrols for artwork in Kansas City, Missouri Sunday Aug 27th 5:51 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
Oceana Calls on Secretary Zinke to Reverse Course on Radical Offshore Drilling Plan Thursday Jan 11th 8:14 PM
ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Saturday Jul 29th 9:12 AM
Local law enforcement and government protect TBSC gang stalkers (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 25th 9:15 PM
Statement from Afrikan/Black Student Alliance on Reclamation of Kerr Hall at UC Santa Cruz Wednesday May 3rd 11:23 AM
Are We Ready for Body-Worn Cameras in Santa Cruz? Sunday Apr 16th 4:12 PM
Earthquake Strikes Wayne National Forest Near Fracking Operations Monday Apr 3rd 5:02 PM
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
Final Property for HWY 17 Wildlife Crossing Protected (3 comments) Saturday Mar 4th 3:33 PM
KKK, other hate groups showing up in Bay Area (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 28th 9:51 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]