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Time’s flying, but here is fair news

August 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Healthy eating, local food

Ack! Suddenly I have more to do than I have time! That means I’m way behind in all the food things I want to tell you about, like the Rustic Peach Tart and the Ratatouille and the Naturally Nutritious Food Festival and the free food and the Easy Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce and the great-tasting dish I made from all-local food last weekend. Gasp.

That being the case, look for shorter posts (perhaps a relief for you?) for a while, but I’ll try to maintain frequency. For today, I offer up little commentary but lots of photos from the Douglas County Fair and the Naturally Nutritious Food Festival, of which I was privileged to be a judge. This was the 20th edition of the festival the Community Mercantile sponsors, and it drew 56 entries. Many, if not most, of the entries were really, really good and shatter anyone’s prejudice that good-tasting means bad for you.

Here’s a slideshow, or click through to the set on Flickr.

Get the flash player here:

Watch for winners’ recipes in the Merc News.

News items

WIC adds fruits and vegetables–and not a decade too soon. (Newton Kansan)

Last chance to vote for your favorite (mine’s the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market) farmers market in the American Farmland Trust vote. (Click here for the latest standings.)

And don’t forget the tomato tasting tomorrow at the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market!

More later!!

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Meryl

    I’m going tonight!

    I’m kind of sorry I didn’t make it to the Naturally Nutritious Festival this year. I’ve done the salsa contest for a few years now, but with everything that’s been going on, it just wasn’t in the cards this time! Looks like it was yummy!

  • Jennifer

    Would the woman in the second picture whose name you can’t remember be Susan Krumm, nutrition extension agent (and my aunt)? Those look like her glasses, and tablecloth.

  • Janet Majure

    Wish y’all had come and said hello at the fair! Meryl, probably a good year to miss; lotsa competition. Jennifer, I know Susan slightly, and that isn’t she at the table. Now I’m going to have to figure out who it is!