Local Foods Directory Out TODAY!

As reported in the 4 October 2007 Madison Daily Leader, Dakota Rural Action’s new local foods directory will be released this evening at their 20th anniversary celebration and annual meeting:

The event will be held at the Spring Lake Hunting Lodge & Resort near Oldham and is open to the public.

The evening will begin with a “South Dakota foods” buffet at 6:00 p.m., featuring locally grown bison and pheasant. Featured speaker Dr. Mary Hendrickson of the University of Missouri-Columbia will highlight the benefits of expanding local food systems for consumers, farmers and rural communities.

The event will celebrate the completion of the 72-page directory, which includes over 75 entries of local food producers and farmers markets statewide. The directory features original artwork, recipes and tips on using and storing locally-grown food. It contains resources on locally-grown beef, bison, pork, lamb, poultry, elk, vegetables, fruits, breads, grains, honey, eggs, milk, wine, herbs, flowers, processed foods and more.

There’s more information on the DRA website here.

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About EMH

Forty-something. South Dakotan. Mother to 11-year-old K.L. Wife to Cory. Lutheran pastor. Novice organic gardener. Sustainable living aspirer.
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2 Responses to Local Foods Directory Out TODAY!

  1. Bernie says:

    Kunstler spoke at USD a few years ago and it was interesting to see the reaction. Some listeners immediately understand and appreciate his message of using architecture to create community; others seem to be totally disconnected from his ideas. Ever since, I’ve wondered if those who don’t get it are also disconnected from the very concept of community?

  2. Erin says:

    I had no idea Kunstler was in Vermillion. I would have loved to hear him speak.

    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head about those not getting Kunstler’s ideas being disconnected from the concept of community itself, although I hadn’t thought of it that way before. Very perceptive, Bernie. So, I wonder what’s the best way to engage those people in the discussion. Hmmm, I’ll be thinking about this for awhile. Thanks for the comment!

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