Local Food Love and other Linky Wednesday Stuff

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April 29, 2009 at 9:21 am

Rob Gardner

Swine flu free links below.

Last week, Lee Zukor inspired us with a post on how local food changes you.  This week, Lee asks what local foods do we love.  My problem about making a whole column stealing Lee’s work (again), is the question, is the local foods I love that different from my 50 Quintessential Local Foods?  Well, yes, I believe Lee is talking about local food producers, not just generic local “food”.  He cites a local chocolatier, a cheese company, grass-fed beef.  What local foods do I love?  Which do you love?  Me, I have so many I’ll go and post a comment on Lee’s site and get on with the rest of Linky Wednesday.

10 Ways to Support an Urban Food System from Civil Eats.

Want to know how your local milk rates?  The Cornucopia Institute looks at organic dairies around the nation.  They’ve recently updated their results–note a few key local milk guys are not in the current list including Blue Marble Dairy and Sugar River yogurt.  Still, their survey gives you questions to ask your local milkman.

Does your fridge look like this?  Mine is not even close.

You have until the end of the day to get your order in from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks.  Ramps are yours for the click.

Our friends at Baconfest will explain a bit more this Baconfest thing, this Friday between 6 and 630 PM on Outside the Loop Radio on WLUW 88.7 FM. 

An outsider’s perspective on Midwestern food.

Could Steak-umm’s possibly be improved if made “local”.  Maybe you wanna give it a try.

Are you wild for the watercress you should be able to find in the earliest markets? 

A couple of new books.  Or this.

Many links in one (via) at Yes Magazine.

Need 10 more reasons to eat local?

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One Comment

  1. leezukor says:

    Thanks for another great post and “shout out.” That fridge picture is both inspiring and frightening!

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