Saturday, August 29, 2009

Porter Farms

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Promised Land

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eat Local Challenge Tip 2: Veggies

Porter Farms still has space available in its CSA!

Not sure about joining? They have a guest bag program where you can try it out for a week, free. If you like it, you can join and they will pro-rate the cost of your share.

"If you know someone who might be interested in our program, have them try a bag for a week, free! Just call the farm at (585) 757-6823, and provide your name and the guest's name as well as the group to which they would like to have it delivered.

If they would like to join after they receive the gift bag, they can call for a pro-rated price. Keep in mind that we have pick-up sites in both the Buffalo and Rochester areas! "

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Eat Local Challenge Tip 1: Protein

So I am jazzed for the local challenge coming up this month. Veggies and grains should be no problem. However, as a vegetarian, what is a good source of local protein? I don't know if I can bring myself to spend $6 a week on eggs.

What I have found is that SoyBoy, headquartered in Rochester, uses local ingredients whenever possible.

"We source our ingredients locally whenever possible. In the last year we’ve used organic soybeans from the Finger Lakes region of New York (50 miles), Ontario, Canada (150 miles) and Eastern Michigan (260 miles). We try to buy as close to home as we can, but market conditions sometimes mean going a little farther to get the high protein organic beans that we need. But our beans have always come from trusted North American farms." Also, bonus - no GMO soy in their products.

If anyone has information on legumes, nuts, whole grains...please share. I know Promised Land does dry beans (and provides grains for Five Points Bakery), but I think that is later in the fall. I know the Eat Local Challenge lets you go 20% non-local, but I'd like to do the best I can.