June Local Food News


Daily Grub Cookbook

Elle Lynch, former chef and owner of Daily Grub, published her first cookbook, DG at Home: The Favorites. Lovers of the restaurant that lasted only a year have been longing for Elle’s creative take on vegan food. DG at Home features recipes for eight Daily Grub favorites including the ancho cashew cream, pepita spread, black bean soup with avocado crema (my secret addiction) and bahn mi, among others.  Aside from the incredible recipes, home cooks will get lost in the beautiful photography of Justin Limoges and Daniel Muller, whose images adorn the books pages. Those who wish to order it can do so through www.blurb.com. Prices range from 11.99 for the ebook to $32.95 for a hardcover.

Iowa Second in the Nation for Local Food

The 2012 Locavore Index ranks states who have the best access to local food. Iowa is second in the nation right behind Vermont. Nebraska isn’t far behind coming in ahead of Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon among others at number 12. Using U.S. Department of Agriculture and Census data, the sustainable ag. advocacy group, Strolling of the Heifers, measures the per-capita presence of Community-Supported Agriculture opportunities and Farmers Markets, both of which they use as an indication of the demand and availability of locally-produced food.

Wohlner’s Midweek Farmers’ Market Opens

If your local produce purchase dwindles by mid-week, Midtown Crossing offers a solution. Every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. beginning June 6, local food shoppers can visit Wohlner’s Midweek Market, located in the parking garage next to the store on 33rd and Dodge streets. www.facebook.com/wohlnersmarket

Canners Prepare for Harvest

Minne Lusa House is offering canning classes beginning June 9. If making homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam is on your list of things to do then call 402.451.0308 and leave a message. You can also visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/minne.house

Food Day Omaha

Food Day Omaha organizers are seeking applications for booths. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the nationwide effort to promote healthy, affordable, real food. Organizers are seeking informational booths that focus on eating real, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations. The event will be at the Aksarben Farmers Market on 67th Avenue and Mercy Rd. To learn more about National Food Day visit, www.foodday.org, watch for Food Day Omaha details at www.facebook.com/FoodDayOmaha. If you have questions about participating in the event, contact Danelle Myer at dmyer@centerfornutrition.org or 402.559.5513. Applications are due by Sept. 8.

CB Farmers Market

Council Bluffs Main Street Farmers Market is up and running.  Those living on the Iowa side of the river can enjoy live music and farm fresh foods every Thursday from 5-8p.m. Stop by the corner of 9th Avenue and South Main Street. For more information visit: http://www.mainstreetfarmersmarketcb.org/


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