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Roundup: See local food list, and come see me

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Farmers markets, local food

Local favorites boxThe heat is here, and so’s the food and competitions. Read on!

Local sources. I’ve put together a local food source list on its own page. See the link at the top of this page? You can click it any time to get to the list. As I note on the page, it’s inevitably a work in progress, and I welcome your comments, corrections and suggestions. I’m hoping you’ll find it helpful, especially during this week’s Food for Change Challenge! Please note that although the source list is geared toward the Lawrence, Kansas, area, there are numerous links to nationwide resources.

Come see me! I’m going to be one of the judges at tomorrow at the Naturally Nutritious Food Festival/competition Wednesday (Aug. 5) at the Douglas County Fair and sponsored by the Community Mercantile. I helped judge once before, about 10 years ago, and it was a lot of fun. As I recall, judging the salsas was the hardest part.

Big-time food composting. Don’t miss Jill Silva’s interesting story about the guys who are getting serious about composting food waste. (KC Star)

America's Favorite Farmers MarketsLove your farmers market. As Mercedes recently reminded me, it’s National Farmers Market Week this week, not to mention Kansas Farmers Market Month. Celebrate by thanking your local farmers and buying from them! On that same note, our Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market is currently at 36th in the Love Your Farmers Market friendly (and financially worthwhile!) competition sponsored by Care2 and Local Harvest. Meanwhile, over at the American Farmland Trust farmers market vote (no cash prizes, as far as I can tell), our market is rated third nationally in the “large” market category! Wow! If you haven’t voted yet, you can still vote in either competition. The votes go on for a while, but do it while you’re thinking of it.

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