BRATTLEBORO, VT — How does your state stack up against all the others when it comes to availability and consumption of locally-produced foods? Strolling of the Heifers has the answer.
The Vermont-based local food advocacy group has released its second annual Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of their commitment to local foods.
Strolling of the Heifers announces its 2013 keynote culinary event: The Great New England Quiche Cookoff.
Quiche is defined as a baked, open-faced savory tart, comprised of a crust filled with a mixture of eggs, cream, cheese and a variety of other ingredients.
This year’s event will showcase quiche as an easy meal. For presentation to the judges and exhibition to the public, entries will be paired with a slice of buttered bread and a salad of dressed, local greens, all donated by sponsors.
“Strolling of the Heifers helps the public understand where their food comes from. Sustainable, local food is not just healthy and delicious, but it is also easy to use to provide meals for our families. This contest is another way we make that point.” said Orly Munzing, the Stroll’s founder and executive director.
I had no idea until yesterday that there is a FULLY gluten-free cafe in Brattleboro! Those of us who have to avoid gluten have been waiting for this for a long time. As I understand it, the kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free facility, making it a safe choice for celiacs.
The cafe is Equilibrium on the corner of Elm and Elliot, right next to TJ Buckley’s. When Turning Point moved out, I saw the building get painted, saw glimpses of merchandise through the window, and saw the sandwich board go out in front of the door announcing vegan offerings, bodywork, dance events, and yoga classes.
I admit, it looked like a place that wouldn’t meet my needs.
I was wrong.
I just ran into Frankie on Main Street and he assured me that, despite rumors to the contrary that have been floating around, he has not retired, but is actively looking for a new place in town to set up shop again. He had no firm date or location yet, but all is not lost ! Keep hope alive!
Growing a Community of Gardeners
Wednesday February 27, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Brooks Memorial Library and Post Oil Food invite you to a discussion about Growing a Community of Gardeners, on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM, in the Library meeting room (snowdate is Monday, March 4, at 6:30 PM).
A serious food crisis has been growing throughout the world since 2008. For many in the world, this has meant hunger, famine, and food riots; for us in America, it has involved higher food prices and deprivation, a reality that has particularly impacted the increasing number of us who are income challenged.