Thursday, July 23, 2009

Peaches, politics, lectures and literature....

There is nothing like a rainy day to get the creative and networking juices going--3 blog posts and a bunch of errands/meetings later I wanted to update you about a few happenings. First off, good news, North Star Orchards (the providers of the Fruit Explorers Share) will be joining the Kennett Farmers Market this Friday with an ample supply of peaches. Yum!

Next I strongly encourage you to call your representatives in response to the Food Safety Legislation that is about to go before congress. See previous post for more information.

Finally I spent part of the day at the lovely Terrain at Styers dropping off Chester County Feedability Guides and doing a little shopping. I purchased a bunch of new cookbooks that I will add to the collection in the distribution shed. Please feel free to borrow books--a little culinary and/or gardening inspiration--as long as you return them in a timely manner. The reason I was dropping off Feedability guides is that Terrain is hosting an Eat Local, Act Local event this Saturday, July 25 at 2pm. You can join Terrain's Jennifer Brodsky for a workshop about learning how to eat locally all year round. Jen will discuss organizations that support local eating such as Slow Food, the Fair Food Project, and the Buy Fresh Buy Local program. Learn about the best local farms in the area, how to access the best of every season's yield, and how Styer's Garden Café sources its local food. A longtime member of the local agriculture movement, Jen used to run an organic farm in Montgomery County and now shares her expertise with the Styer's Garden Café. Follow the workshop with a tour through terrain's new Farmer's Market. This event is free and open to the public.

A little weekend recipe idea
Peach Smoothie:
1 peach, peeled
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
a few ice cubes
1 t. sugar (or to taste)
A tasty, cold beverage for warm, late-summer days!

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Serves 2 (or maybe 1, it can be hard to share!)

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