Thursday, April 22, 2010

Greens for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, and what better way is there to show your love for our world than by supporting local, sustainable agriculture? Not only do you save on the energy used to transport and sometimes even produce the food, but you keep money circulating in the local economy -- and you enjoy really good food.

And if you really want to "go green" for Earth Day, may we recommend stocking up on fresh leafy greens and green herbs at Local Roots? Our producers are bringing in lettuce, spinach, kale, mixed leafy greens -- even wild greens such as dandelion and stinging nettle -- to give you that fresh taste of spring.

What's Cooking?

On Saturday, we'll have two tasty treats in the demonstration kitchen:

9-11 AM: Mary Crabtree and Sofie Dittmann will make delicious breakfast panini, using whole wheat bread from The Bake Haus and selected fresh produce and local cheeses.

1-3 PM: Jennifer McMullen will cook up a few tasty dishes that will make you want to eat your "weedies"! Spring is the perfect time to taste wild edible plants such as dandelion, stinging nettle, chickweed, lambsquarters, and violets. Try them -- you just might like them!

More Fun With Felt

For this week's felting session, Tara Herberger will show you how to create designs based on what you're growing in the garden. Sessions are 5-7 PM on Friday and 11-1 on Saturday; cost is $5.

Grand Opening May 15th

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 15!

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