Weekly Harvest of Cheese Awards and Other Eat Local Links

March 17, 2013 at 11:23 am

Local cheese rules!

Local food beyond the farmer’s markets–this article does not use any examples from around our area, but it could (h/t)

Eat local legislation

In cased you missed us!

More us is a nice wrap-up by Robin at Gaper’s Block on having good food

One place you may (or should) be able to get more local food is O’Hare Airport.

“There is nothing like a grand urban food market, which can anchor a neighborhood and even a city. Think of the 120-year-old Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia; the Ferry Building in San Francisco, which 10 years ago helped revitalize the Embarcadero; and the ever-popular Pike Place Market in Seattle. Even much-maligned Los Angeles has a permanent mid-city market, in business since 1934.”  Bittman longs for a grand market in New York City as much as we long for one in Chicago.  He has specifics on what can happen there.  Can we get that far here?

Chicagoist has some urban ag news.

As does Grist.