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From Tank to Table? The Potential of Local Produce Without the Farm

Posted in News links with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2014 by bistrokids

Local continues to be the emerging killer quality marker in American food culture. Roughly half of American consumers have bought local produce in the past year, according to a recent poll by The Hartman Group. Although the notion of local really took off years ago in top foodie markets (e.g., Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New York), it now has a presence on independent restaurant menus in virtually every U.S. market. If you think we’re exaggerating, check out the Harvest Kitchen & Lounge in the most unlikely of places: Solon, Ohio.

Grocers are trying to bring in local produce wherever and whenever possible to stores where they know shoppers crave it. The problem has always been operational. Almost half of the U.S. population lives in a state with cold winter and a correspondingly short local growing season (defined as five months or less). Before long-distance produce supply chains, people in these states canned their fresh local produce for winter consumption. They also did not have as global a vegetable palate as today’s urban dweller. Roots and tubers store well without processing, but what about a bucket of mixed greens?

Read More:http://hartbeat.hartman-group.com/article/530/From-Tank-to-Table-The-Potential-of-Local-Produce-Without-the-Farm?utm_campaign=Trending%3f+Local+Produce+Without+the+Farm&utm_content=Chefk@bistrokids.com&utm_source=tailoredmail&utm_term=From+Tank+to+Table%3f+The+Potential+of+Local+Produce+Without+the+Farm&tm_campaign=From+Tank+to+Table&tm_keyword=IEqb4N9v14bVvYV3SW8W

Sign up for the Creative Cooking class at Whole Food Market St. Louis

Posted in Whole Food Market with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2009 by bistrokids

WFM+Logo+Vert+342[1]We are partnering up with Whole Foods to bring the Creative Cooking Series to St. Louis.  We are thrilled to be a part of this and look forward to you joining with us, to teach the children of St. Louis that food is fun, enjoyable and nutritious. 

Bring your children to Whole Food Market for what is sure to be……fun!  After all……..that is our main ingredient!

Creative Cooking With Bistro Kids – Farm Fresh Foods
Whole Foods Market
1601 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63144
Saturday, September 19th
11:00am – 12:30pm, $25 per child (school-age children)
With Chef Stephanie, Culinary Class Instructor for Bistro Kids Farm 2 School Lunch Program

 No kid should miss out on this unique opportunity to join Chef Stephanie to experience creative, healthy, farm-fresh cuisine. After decorating aprons and chef hats, kids will prepare locally sourced, organic, all natural treats from the best farm-fresh ingredients including: ☺Blueberry Shakes ☺Fresh Fruit Parfaits ☺Homemade Granola ☺Heirloom Tomato Tasting & Art Class will end with a story, produce tattoo, and a recipe packet to take home – don’t miss the fun!

To sign up, click the following link http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/st-louis/storecalendar.php

Once there, click on the Acteva link to take you to the calendar where you can sign up for the class!

See you there!!!!!