Baby Step to Local #4 – Potluck
When you begin a new habit, it’s always easier when you have a group of people that can support you. Transitioning into eating locally is no small feat, and we need all the help we can get. Just this past weekend I got a Facebook invite to a “Post-Market Potluck” from a friend in the neighborhood. Wow, I thought! What a brilliant idea to bring friends together and share in one of our basic human instincts – harvesting food and sharing it together with those around us. Or in this case – celebrating the harvest from local farmers. It was so fun seeing all the people at the Market that Saturday, buying ingredients for their dishes and consulting one another on what they were bringing. Everyone was getting excited to make something local that they could share with the group, and probably even more exited to taste all the other delicious dishes. It is the perfect way to sample several different seasonal dishes, without breaking the bank and destroying your kitchen.
Here’s how the event went down:
Its that time of year again! Here’s how this goes:
Step 1: Go to Woodbine Farmers Market Saturday morning,
Step 2: Buy amazing summery produce, bread, pasta, milk, etc.,
Step 3: Take home and make a wonderful dish of the sharing type,
Step 4: Bring said dish to my house on Sunday evening,
Step 5: Have fun!
I will have drinks for us and a few dishes. Maybe bring an extra camping chair if you think of it. I’ll have several of these throughout the market season, so if you cant make this one, there will be more. Also, feel free to extend the invite to anyone. Hope to see you Sunday!
Check out the mouth watering comments on the event page:
Catherine: I’m bringing kale chips and…some other surprise. Erika: Yay! i’ve wanted to try kale chips
Emily: Zucchini fritters & blueberry ice cream… comin’ your way. Sarah: Drool
Allison: I just got some gorgeous savoy cabbage and lacinato kale from Devlin Farms. I’m searching recipes for tomorrow!
Heidi: I’m going to try a rhubarb crisp!
Erika: Just got back from the market! I’ll be making a pizza with kale pesto, yellow tomatoes and kennys asiago cheese, and a blackberry pie.
Community is vital in making the transition to eating local. Whether you host a seasonal potluck, invite friends and family over for a local meal, plan a “Farmers Market” shopping trip with friends, or share recipes – simply get together, support one another and start eating local. Something magical happens when you are able to tell someone else where your food came from, and it gets addictive. People it’s time to come together.