Meet and eat at Madens Folkemøde
Join in as food becomes the center of attention in more than 150 debates, workshops, and other food-related experiences at Madens Folkemøde (People's Food Fair). For the second time, Madens Folkemøde will take place at the scenic Engestofte Gods. So join in as food meed politics and debate at the two-day rally on Lolland.
Plenty of food events
Wander into the beautiful world of vanilla, eat Slowfood at long table dinner with Esben Grundtvig from restaurant Rødder, taste the local LørdagsLagkage of Lolland, and explore the market hall, where fifty of the best food producers of the country bring everything from quinoa, sausage, beers, vinegar and everything in between.
Food of the future
Madens Folkemøde seeks to approach the dilemmas of the food industry, alongside questions of climate, biodiversity, and of course, the endless quest of achieving the best possible taste in produce. Delve deeper into the meaning of food for humankind with ‘Mad & Monopolet’ to mention just one of the many talks and debates. Also, the fight against food waste, the advantages of local production, and how to achieve a more sustainable meat production in the future are other debates. For people in the food industry, discussions about attracting young people to work in the industry will be of interest, while the nature of being a good host and general hospitality will be discussed at “Floder af havregryn og mælk” event.
A fusion of food, society, and art
We’ve all heard that we are what we eat. If this is true, art and food should meet at a natural point within most of us. In their four-part food and art project, People’s Food Fair approaches art in relation to food, where different artists interpret the role of food in society. The artist duo Gamborg/Magnussen seeks to summon the inherent beauty and materiality of cabbage, which makes it more than just a food resource through a two-day performance on the main square. Tue Greenfort will install a 30×30 meter Tree of Life, which symbolizes the complex evolution of life and simultaneously the reduction of biodiversity through the sixth mass extinction of the species that our planet is currently undergoing. If that doesn’t sound gloomy enough for you, you can attend a Doom & Gloom meal serving by Søren Aagard, an artist and a chef that unites food and art. Here the theme will be Doomsday Prepping, and you will be served a survival-gourmet dinner.
Food crossing to the beyond with Madame Nielsen
Set sail with the skillful and somewhat controversial danish author, Madame Nielsen, at the Madame Nielsens Madoverfart across Maribosøen event. After reaching the harbor, Madame Nielsen will recite food-related bits of her texts. During the crossing, she will be joined by editor Oliver Stilling, as they will discuss the role of food in different cultures and our own.
Not all events at the fair require tickets. The ones that do, can be bought here:
Camping at the fair is possible from Thursday, and an alternative to camping is supporting the local hotels of Lolland. There will be busses from Copenhagen and busses from some of the local train stations, so it is possible to reach Engestofte Gods without too much hassle. Access to the People’s Food Fair is free for students and children below 12 years of age.