I was really hoping to start some kind of online community when I started to write this Blog. It was pointed out to me last night that I was going about it all wrong (thanks Nicole, Lori and Katherine). While some people have been great about responding and contributing advice and comments (mostly you, Angela. Thanks), I was hoping for a lot more feedback. So, I have created a yahoo group that will be devoted to the discussion of the issues of eating local. If you wish to join, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be a members-only group in which you can post a message and/ or a reply to everyone else in the group. I am hoping we can share recipes, tips, and up-to-date information as well as meet physically for "field trips" and cooking sessions eventually.
Speaking of field trips, this Friday and Saturday is the Farm to Table conference at the David Lawrence Convention Center. https://www.pathwayswellnessprogram.com/farm_to_table_conference.html
It is $15 for a ticket for both days. It starts at noon on Friday and goes all day on Saturday. You can register online at the website (above). I'm not sure if you can buy a ticket at the actual event. There is also a local food tasting on Friday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. for $20.
Art King (of Harvest Valley Farms) and Don Kretschmann (of the famed CSAs) will be speaking as well as keynote speaker Sandor Katz (the author of The Revolution will not be Microwaved). There will be lots of cooking demonstrations and recipes available as well.