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March 22, 2007

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Heather

Sign me up! I think that this is a great challenge for Central New York. The assumed high cost of eating local and organic is such an often-quoted excuse, so I'm curious to see how this plays out. Also, as a member of CSA-CNY, I will make sure that information about this event gets posted on our website (csacny.com) and gets out to our members.

bazu

Thanks for this information- I'm going to participate and partake in all the local CNY food glory! Er... at least I hope so =)

Jill Hurst-Wahl

BTW you might be interested in this blog post I just wrote about trying to find a local product (Juanita's Soul Classics Home-Style Barbecue Sauce) in our stores.

http://tinyurl.com/2l8pvd

Frustrating...although we finally succeeded.

Jennifer

Heather--thanks for spreading the word, those in the CNY-CSA, and any other early season CSAs, will be at a great advantage.

Bazu, I'm glad you're going to join in.

Jill, this is the sauce you emailed me about, right? I'll have to check out your post. Any success in getting more local food in our stores is a success for everybody--good job.

Jill Hurst-Wahl

Yup, this is the sauce I e-mailed you about. I just e-mailed Juanita to tell her where the sauce was at the Taft Rd. Wegmans (which is the store I went to). Hopefully, she can spread the word about WHERE it's located in the grocery. Too bad that they don't just put all of the BBQ sauces together in one spot. Must be too logical.

Jane R

Jennifer, thanks for this! I have referred one of my students to this post and related info. (I'm teaching a course called "Health, Spirituality, and Justice" where we had a big chunk of the course on food.) She's doing a project on eating local and healthy (organic if possible) food on our college campus, something she as a working-class kid is finding very difficult; she noticed all the adamantly vegan kids here and many of the students who are members of the organic produce buying co-op (which a few of us faculty have joined as well) come from privileged background and have little awareness of the economic and class issues tied up in their and her food situations. (She has a food budget f 10 dollars a week and can't even afford the cafeteria.) I had her and the rest of the class look at GRUB, which I discovered as we were reading Hope's Edge. [Hmmm, this blog program won't read code -- I just tried to italicize the book title -- and to make a hotlink to the following URL.] http://www.eatgrub.org/ Do you know it? Reminds me of the project back in Oakland to bring fresh food to East Oakland. (For all I know, Bryant Terry is involved with it in some way. His bio and Anna Lappé's are on that site, have a look.) Love your blog. Looks like you are thriving up in the snow belt! I am well in the Southland, chairing the diocesan anti-racism committee, and cooking, of course. I knew I'd be okay when I was interviewing for the job and poked around the Web and found that there was a goat farm in the area with fresh goat cheese sold at the local farmers' market.

And I broke down and started blogging about six weeks ago, on Ash Wednesday.

I hope to visit your blog often. Blessings!

Jennifer

Jane, how great it is to reconnect! I love the book, Grub--it is a good read. You know that if you were local, I'd be in the front row of your class-it sounds great!

TofuQueen

Yes!!! This sounds like a great and worthy challenge. Think I'll get started the day before on Sunday, as I have to cook something for a potluck!!!

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