April 2009

Simple, Good, and Tasty Dinner at the Birchwood Cafe, May 18

Please join us for another amazing meal this month! The May local, sustainable Simple, Good, and Tasty dinner will be held at the Birchwood Cafe, whose praises I've sung several times here already. Openings for the meal are filling up fast - please email me at lee@simplegoodandtasty.com as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

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Twin Cities Living Green Expo This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, the St. Paul State Fair Grounds is host to the Living Green Expo, billed as:living-green ... a free, family-friendly event that inspires people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives. The focus of the event is living green, of course - not specifically food - so the many vendors and providers (250+) include those in industries as diverse as transportation, building, arts, and music. Here are the details:

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Bachman's "Grow Your Own" Sale

Twin Cities mega-garden store Bachman's (no relation to Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, thankgoodness!) is bachmanshosting a "grow your own" event at all of their floral, gift, and garden stores on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event is mostly a sale, of course, and includes the following discounts and activities (summarized here from the

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IATP Event Tonight: A New Urban Strategy for Health and Wealth

Quick post, with thanks to Tracy from the Birchwood. growingpower The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is hosting an event about local food and farming in Minneapolis tonight. Here's the information from their website: Be part of an important conversation about urban agriculture, food policy, city planning and food access. Learn from national experts about how urban food systems can improve health, strengthen communities and grow local economies. Speakers:

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King Corn: A Good Natured Look at a Scary Industry

What Local Foods Do You Love?

breadSo here I sit, day after day, week after week, writing about my favorite local foods and places, like The Craftsman in Minneapolis, Flatbush Farm in Brooklyn, and Peace Coffee, roasted in the Twin Cities.

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Flatbush Farm: a Little Minnesota in the Heart of Brooklyn

flatbush-farm-1Two and half years ago, in the fall/winter of 2006, a new eating and drinking establishment opened on the border between Park Slope and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Called the Flatbush Farm, it won over locals almost immediately with its friendly bartenders, inventive drinks, hearty daily specials, rustic interiors, and enormous candle-lit backyard.

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Sustainable Dictionary Demystifies USDA, rBGH, GMO, and Other Random Letters

sustaintable Finally! Thanks to Sustainable Table, my wife and I can converse again. According to their website: Sustainable Table was created in 2003 by the nonprofit organization GRACE to help consumers understand the problems with our food supply and offer viable solutions and alternatives.

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Twin Cities Local Food Events, April 25 and 26

This is a big local, sustainable, and organic food weekend in the Twin Cities, so I thought I'd dedicate this post to a few of the events I'm most likely to trymplsfarmmkt and make it to this Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26:

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In a Bad Economy, People Eat Less Crappy Food