Friday, February 08, 2013

Choose Your Own Food Adventure - "It's time to dream"

Safe, year-round, value-added, regional foods.  It's a good idea.

There was a nice article in last weekend's Wall Street Journal about some of the ways authenticity in foods is being celebrated.

I loved the title:  Choose Your Own Food Adventure.
I also loved the closing of the quote below, "It's a great time to dream."

If you want to participate in an another kind of authentic food adventure, we're presenting new seminars in March about ways small farms can build their businesses to serve the demand for regional foods.

I intend to put a lot of focus on the new USDA micro loan program and what it can mean for communities and their small farms.  If you or your organization would like to support small farms in your area, you should learn more about this program.  I am convinced this is a very valuable new tool for communities and their small farms to grow one another.  Stay tuned

From the WSJ article:

Choose Your Own Food Adventure:

"Recognizing that authenticity has replaced luxury as a culinary watchword, a new crop of companies has sprung up to indulge this heightened craving for epicurean adventure. They offer direct access to the most influential chefs, food journalists and food artisans, as well as introductions to talented home cooks, bloggers and local foodies in the world's great food cities. In some cases, offerings can be crafted and customized; in others, they are already tailored to desires so specific you might not yet realize you have them... It's a great time to dream."


Access to professional value-added food processing services can be a vital driver for regional economic development.  Local foods create regional vibrancy.

Choose Your Own Food Adventure:  Wall Street Journal article by Katy McLaughlin Feb. 2-3, 2013

Free seminar:  Value Added Food Processing - How to develop a year-round food business and your own brand.  March 2 and March 4

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