The NRDC has compiled a plethora of data on crop types, regions, and growing seasons. All of this information as been put into a searchable database so that you can look up what is in season when and where. Additionally, you can see what is available in other neighboring regions.
On October 21, 2010, 9Health Fair and EatDenver will team up to host one of the most original and engaging charity events on the Denver scene...Quest Diagnostics Presents A Saucey Affair at Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, Colorado.
With an array of unique small plates and decadent sauces from more than 15 of Denver's finest locally-owned restaurants, guests will taste and vote for their favorite sauce in the Best of Show - People's Choice category, out-bid friends and associates for fabulous experiences and prizes in the online auction, and enjoy top-notch beverages and music by Hazel Miller all night.
A panel of local celebrity judges ranging from chefs to food critics to 9NEWS' personalities will cast their votes to award honors for Best of Show - Judges Choice and several niche categories, which will be awarded throughout the evening.
Proceeds will support 9Health Fair, Colorado's premier volunteer-run health fair program, which offers free and low- cost health screenings and education to more than 100,000 each year.
Click HERE for more information on the participating Eat Denver restaurants.
Sometimes, hearing others' personal stories can be quite a pleasure. You're most certainly not alone in the quest to become a locavore. Relocalizing your shopping habits, diet, etc has its tough spots, but there is quite a bit of beauty in the process as well. I hope that you enjoy this personal story as well as check out Amy Cotler's book The Locavore Way.
The Eat Local First Dining Guide is a new resource to connect neighbors with unique dining establishments that embody “Local Flavor.” The locally owned restaurants, cafes & markets featured in the guide are not only led by our neighbors, but are committed to sourcing their own produce, meats & products from local sources.
A new initative of the Mile High Business Alliance, under the umbrella of the "Eat Local First" campaign, the Local First Dining Guide will follow the same straight-forward format as the neighborhood Local Flavor Guides, effectively introducing neighbors and tourists alike to local food-focused enterprises.
The GrowHaus is a non-profit urban farm and market in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. The mission is to increase the accessibility and affordability of fresh, healthy food in the neighborhood while showcasing locally-adapted techniques for sustainable indoor food production.
Wallace Center at Winrock International and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) announce the release of Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace, a groundbreaking study of 24 locally owned food businesses. These community food enterprises (CFEs) appear poised for sustainable growth and competitiveness both locally and globally. A companion website at www.communityfoodenterprise.org offers additional findings and analysis.
Here's some great information from SustainableTable.com. Primarily from an environmental perspective, this site discusses the importance of eating
local first. We here on the MHBA blog typically focus on the social and
economic implications of going local, so hope that you appreciate a the
variance in viewpoint.