I made the rounds of the local markets yesterday, and man... shopping local is NOT fast. I left home just before noon and went to Oasis Cafe first to visit Chad's Produce. There, I bought eggs, spring mix greens, a yellow squash, and leeks. Next I made a quick detour to our landlord's credit union … Continue reading Saturday shopping
Thanks to Tara at Local Food Bee, I discovered Chad's Produce and bought a bunch of stuff this past weekend. Rainbow Carrots (1 bag) Cucumbers (3) Arugula (gallon-sized ziploc) Cilantro (he gave me his last 2 quart-sized bags for the price of 1 because it looked "wilty") Eggs (dozen) Strawberries (1 pint basket) Black walnuts … Continue reading Chad’s Produce, Market on State, Caputo’s
I went to the new-ish Market on State this evening to check it out. Kirk from Fowers Fruit Ranch is super nice with lots of potatoes, onions, and apples for sale. Other vendors include Volker’s Bakery, Canyon Meadows Ranch grass-fed beef, Morgan Valley Lamb, Morrison Meat Pies, Nature Baked Granola, and Nü Nooz pasta. Check it … Continue reading Market on State
I had a great time at the 2011 SLC Sustainability Summit yesterday. I went because I wanted to connect with other people who are interested in increasing awareness of and improving access to sustainably grown food. I was a little nervous that I wouldn't have anyone to talk to; I was afraid everyone there would … Continue reading 2011 Salt Lake Sustainability Summit – Reconnecting to Natural Genius
Interesting! I wonder if this would be possible in SLC, where we don't have year-round Farmer's Markets (which I really miss). Hmmm... I may be on a new quest. Aisle Not: Why One Woman Quit Grocery Stores for a Year | TakePart - Inspiration to Action She had just seen Food, Inc., Participant Media's documentary … Continue reading No grocery stores for a year? Hmmm…
This year's Salt Lake Eat Local Challenge begins August 28, 2010! Join the celebration of local healthy choices by eating food that is produced no more than 250 miles from your home. Learn how others have participated so you can chart a course that will work for you.