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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eat Local Week

So this week (September 11-19) is Eat Local Week, co-sponsored by City Market and by the Burlington Free Press. Everyone is invited to get a scorecard and once you reach 100 points, you can drop it off at City Market to be entered in a drawing for a $250 gift card to City Market or the Burlington Farmers' Market. What a deal!

How am I going to get my 100 points?
My family & I attended the Small Farms Food Fest at Shelburne Orchards on Sunday (25 pts.)
We also went apple picking that day (25 pts.)
We've had several meals of all local ingredients (25 pts.), such as:
* VT Yak Company bratwurst, grilled corn & zucchini, homemade pesto, and tomato salad (veggies from our garden and from the Intervale Community Garden).
* Another meal was homemade pizza with our own tomato paste, eggplants, basil, tomotoes and peppers (veggies from our garden, ICF, and Full Moon Farm) -- on top of Leonardo's Pizza wheat crust (not quite all local, but close).
* Breakfast is easy! We visit our lovely laying ladies in the backyard (Goldie, Salt, and Pepper) for fresh eggs, topped with chopped tomatoes and cilantro, with some bacon grown by friends in E. Albany, VT

And for the last 25 pts? I'll make some applesauce with our freshly picked apples, to share at a potluck tonight.

But what about at Champlain College? The Sodexho crew is supposedly cooking up some local fare this week. Be sure to thank them for their efforts and let them know you'd appreciate this year round!

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