What is the Verde Valley CSA?

What is the Verde Valley CSA?

What is the Verde Valley CSA?  It’s a group of Verde Valley farmers who provide freshly picked, locally grown produce for their community and customers. Sandy Boyce was the Director at the Farmer to Chef conference last Monday..like I said,  glad that I went, met some really cool people. Sandy got into this project to bring the farmers to the consumers. It’s like a return …

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How to support local producers

What's in season

How to support local producers, here are 5 ways in which you can support local food producers. Plus, can we  fix restaurants? 1. Choose restaurants that source foods locally and support workers – you just have to ask them how they support the local food system. 2. Check out Slow Food’s Ark of Taste can help you discover what types of foods are unique to where you live. 3. Buying …

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Foodies Feeding the Hungry

foodies feeding the hungry

Foodies feeding the hungry are at the Farmer’s Markets. Some of them have actually seen a 20 – 30% increase of attendance and sales over the few years. Most of the supermarket chains are trying to offer local farmer’s produce, other local producers are they thinking they should be competing with the Farmer’s Markets? They have figured out that people want fresh produce not tired …

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From Planet to Pies

planet to pies

Phoenix Devour is for Trade Vendors only which really means that the food growers and producers are matched to cook up a storm for every one to taste.. I’m in! For those of you who have not heard of it, or wonder what it all means – slow food? I went to their headquarters..this is their philosophy: From Planet to Plate We believe that everyone …

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What’s a Community Kitchen?

amazing kindness

What’s a Community Kitchen, there are many variations. The idea I had was to be able to offer cooking classes, coordinate with the local Food Pantry’s/Banks, rent out space for food businesses and feed the hungry.. Guess what I discovered? There is a Chef that teaches culinary skills to the homeless in San Francisco..there is an organization that does what I would like to have. …

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Small Business Person of 2018

Small businessperson

Small Business Person of 2018, I just found out that I won on Alignable. Something fun to share. It just sprinkled a litte sunshine on my business. It seems we all can have wacky days, some you just have to go with the flow and others you want to say “What the #$%*?” I knew voting was happening on Alignable, as I did post about …

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