The fair went great, it was a lot of fun and we got the message out about local/vegan/corn-free/sea-veggie/mini-livestock foods to a greater part of the CCA community.
Happy Turkey Day everyone!
This year we spent Thanksgiving here in SF, at my cousin’s who I am proud to say served a local bird (which I can appreciate even though I don’t eat turkey) and a delicious array of mostly local veggies in accompaniment. We made my favorite spinach recipe as well as some local Dungeness crab and corn fritters (recipe from Ray’s Boathouse: Seafood Secrets of the Pacific Northwest) which were seriously delicious. It was a wonderful feast with some local wine and beer and lots of local friends. It felt great to eat local for the holiday, it’s a small thing we can do to minimize the impact of what can be a very indulgent tradition.
And now for a mostly unrelated but always enjoyable pic for this post…
Avedano’s is such a great resource, they deserve their very own post.
It’s in my neighborhood which is of course an immediate plus. But there are plenty of great things about Avedano’s: They concentrate on local, humanely raised and slaughtered meats and locally caught and sustainable seafood. Also, it’s woman-owned. You will pay a little more, but isn’t it worth it to feel confident in where your meat is coming from? And it’s great to support a small, local, woman-owned business.
On Monday 11.24 afternoon from 3-4pm out front of CCA’s SF campus, I’ll be participating in an Alternative Food Fair. I’m banding together with four other students who are working on food-related Personal Sustainability Projects this semester.
We’ll have one bringing vegan food, one bringing corn-free food, one bringing food incorporating sea vegetables, one incorporating mini livestock (aka insects), and I’ll be bringing local treats. The food will be FREE and we’ll all have information relating to our projects, along with the recipes for our culinary creations.
Hope you’ll stop by if you’re around, to sample some tasty alternative foods!
Localharvest.org is a wonderful resource for finding local foods, farms, restaurants, etc no matter where in the US you live. It’s also pretty interesting to see how many more resources there are in the middle to eastern parts of the country versus the west – there are few scattered resources listed in the central to western parts of the country, and then a heavy listing along the west coast. The creators of the website are in Santa Cruz, CA, so it’s not them being biased towards the east – most likely an actual reflection of more resources available in that part of the country.