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FARMERS MARKET MEALS AND THE COMMUNITY OF FOOD

“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well” ~ Michael Pollan

We just wrapped up Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. While the markets happen year round, these seven days are designated annually as a time to highlight the numerous impacts that our farmers markets, and the farmers that source to them have on our communities. The markets are bustling gathering places where consumers go to connect with growers over the beauty and importance of local food. There is a unique grace about these interactions that rarely occurs in any other venue. The farmers markets are places we visit to nourish our minds, senses and bodies.

Read more for a photographic journey of some of the vibrant dishes I’ve created recently using fresh farmers market produce.

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Earth Day 2021: Food For Thought

“You can’t have a serious conversation about food without talking about human rights, climate change, and social justice. Food not only affects everything, it represents everything” ~ Mark Bittman

Happy Earth Day 2021! I am continually inspired by the passion and hard work that our farmers and so many in the generous food and beverage industry are doing to uplift our communities and make this world a better place.

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