I was called on the carpet recently by a friend who pointed out I was slacking in the update department. So, to avoid further repercussions (which probably won’t be more than some facebook needling, but you never know), here’s what I’ve been doing when I haven’t been here.
1) Digging Deep Campaign: I think you already know that I write here, but if you don’t, now you do. Weekly (or as close to weekly as a crazed working mom can get) posts on all sorts of foodie topics. I’ll need your support next month as I attempt to complete a Month Without Monsanto project while also committing to at least trying to follow the October Unprocessed rules. My latest post is a (pretty geeky) exploration of how organic doesn’t always mean organic, and it could mean Monsanto, but probably not because of what you’re thinking. I think.
2) My post earlier this month about The Wild Ramp in Huntington, WV has been making the rounds. I submitted it for a PASA DIY Challenge, and they featured it on their Local Food Month tumblr site. The Wild Ramp is currently undertaking a Kickstarter campaign, and guess what they noted at the bottom of their Kickstarter page? Yep, a link to my blog.
If you’re so inclined, I highly recommend that you consider supporting their campaign – this local market is run completely by volunteers, and is a needed resource for both consumers and farmers in Huntington. Plus, I’m totally in love with their bags and aprons.
3) Lastly, you can listen to my voice somewhat intelligently discuss local restaurants, urban redevelopment, and the perception of what disadvantaged people *should* eat in urban areas at the Wise Economy Workshop. I’ve worked with Della, a principal at the Wise Economy, in many different iterations over the years and she’s one of those people who *gets* sustainable economic development. I may have freaked her out by the Station Street Hot Dog Shop Devil Dog, but apparently in a good way.