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Roundup: Meat, meet and eat

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Farmers markets, Food in the news, Food preparation, local food, Roundup

DowntownLawrenceFarmersMktMeaty treats. Join ranchers and Local Burger maven Hilary Brown 8 a.m.-10 a.m. this Saturday (May 24) at the Lawrence Farmers Market for Local Meat: It’s what’s for dinner! With Hilary at the grill (and doing some advance prep, too), market visitors can sample a variety of local meats. At a volunteer meeting last week, the list of samples included buffalo balls (no, not that kind), elk steak, emu steak, chicken salad and goat ribs, with more items expected. I’ll be there to help, starting at 9 a.m.

Eco-Devo-Food-o. On Saturday, May 31, a workshop at the fairgrounds will look at the economic development potential of local food in the Kaw Valley. It will feature Ken Meter (PDF) and Rhonda Janke. (Rolling Prairie newsletter, PDF)

Farm fishing. The J-W takes a look at the tilapia farm that the Star previously profiled. The good news is that the J-W keeps its archives open, unlike the Star. (Lawrence Journal-World)

Culinary Kansas City. Some Kansas City area high schools have culinary programs whose students are roasting the foes at national competitions. (KC Star)

Teapouro sighting. Stepped into Teapouro Tea and Espresso the other day. The sleek and elegant furnishing are a bit at odds with the loopy red-and-white window signs. The shop had a very quiet opening, as far as I can tell, but the spacious interior looks to be a nice place to sip in, and the staff was very nice. We’ll see how they do in this competitive market.

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