Thursday, June 11, 2009

East Local, America! Challenge, and LIFE Farm

There's an Eat Local, America! Challenge going on through the National Cooperative Growers Association: click over to participate in the momentum around local foods. I'll be blogging there occasionally, along with Katie Zukof, who works both at Bloomingfoods and for the Local Growers Guild of south central Indiana. You can set your own local food commitment, and learn how to make Garden Chimichurri (chimichurri, I think, is the new pesto).

Right now I'm on a road trip to Pittsburgh, traveling with Martha, grocery manager of Bloomingfoods East, and Art Sherwood, co-owner of LIFE Certified Organic Farm. We are heading to
CCMA, the annual gathering of the Consumer Cooperative Management Association. It's going to be fun to visit a new city, and we've been having great conversations.

Here are a couple of photos from LIFE Farm, taken by Ann Schertz. Art was our Local Food Hero at Bloomingfoods in 2007. He works on numerous agricultural projects in education and business, both in the US and abroad. He's kind of a ubiquitous fellow for a farmer, cropping up everywhere!

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