FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: January 2020

 

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JANUARY 2020  |  VOL. 2, NO. 7

Happy New FOOD Year!



We wish you new discoveries of food, food makers and farmers this year—keep reading for highlights and photos from FEAST! 2019, and a chance to win a $100 gift certificate!

—FEAST! Local Foods Network team members 

 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: December 2019

 

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DECEMBER 2019  |  VOL. 2, NO. 6

2019 is a wrap!



Thank you for helping make the 6th Annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace festival such a huge success! We wish you a healthy and happy new year—keep reading for highlights and photos from FEAST! 2019!

—FEAST! Local Foods Network team members 

 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: November 2019

 

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NOVEMBER 2019  |  VOL. 2, NO. 5

EVENT edition!



We're eagerly counting down to the 6th Annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace festival, just ONE WEEK from today, on Saturday, Dec. 7th!

Keep reading for highlights on what's in store for #localfeast 2019, and make sure you follow us on social media if that's your thing!

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: October 2019

 

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OCTOBER 2019  |  VOL. 2, NO. 4

COMFORT FOOD edition...

The cold weather is settling in—do you find yourself turning to comfort foods? Indulge in reading about Shokolate Haven and Fifth Season Food Cooperative, plus a preview of the artists bringing life-sized interactives to this year's festival! Also, a recap of this year's FEAST! Restaurant Week: do we need to re-define "comfort" when it comes to food? 

Check out the contest for a chance to win some delectable chocolate from Shokolate Haven!

—FEAST! Local Foods Network team members 

 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: September 2019

 

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SEPTEMBER 2019  |  VOL. 2, NO. 3

Welcome to fall—it's the pumpkin spice edition!

Let's make the most of the farmers' markets we have left—have you preserved any of that harvest? If not, never fear: the food businesses of the region are GREAT at using that bounty for their artisan products.

This month we're sharing profiles on West Indies Soul Food and Open Hands Farm, and introducing you to a marketing partner, Hospitality Minnesota. Also, a preview of this year's FEAST! Restaurant Week—coming October 7-13! 

Speak your mind in this month's contest for a chance to win some awesome sauce from West Indies Soul Food!

—FEAST! Local Foods Network team members 

 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: August 2019

 

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AUGUST 2019  |  VOL. 2, NO. 2

Where did summer go?

Hopefully you're still enjoying summery days and plenty of fresh veggies, but we all know the cool nights are a harbinger...well, let's not say it! 

This month we're sharing profiles on Seven Sundays and Keepsake Cidery, introducing you to our partner, Agricultural Utilization Research Initiative, and letting you know about some great demos at the Minnesota State Fair (going on now!). And enter this month's contest—with a photo—to win a muesli variety pack from Seven Sundays!

Also: if you'd like to support the FEAST! Local Foods Magazine by placing an ad, the deadline has been extended to Aug. 30! 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: July 2019

 

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JULY 2019  |  VOL. 2, NO. 1

We're in the "dog days!"

The term doesn't refer to actual dogs, but to a constellation: to the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the day when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. 

This month we're sharing profiles on CTL Foods, Casablanca Cuisine, Aspelund Winery, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, and a contest—and if you were waiting until the last minute to reserve ad space in the FEAST! Local Foods Magazine, now would be good...deadline is Aug. 12! 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: June 2019

 

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JUNE 2019  |  ISSUE NO. 12

Summer's bounty begins!


By now we've indulged in asparagus and rhubarb, and are awaiting much more to come! It's been a wet, late spring and our region's farmers are comparatively fortunate—many farmers south of us have a difficult year ahead recovering from flooded fields, which is a good reminder to be grateful for what we have.


This month we're sharing profiles on Wisconsin ginseng producer Heil Harvest, Fiddlehead Coffee Co., Midwest Elderberry Cooperative, and the Post Bulletin, plus a new contest for a chance to win a box of Heil Harvest ginseng tea! 
 
 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: May 2019

 

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MAY 2019  |  ISSUE NO. 11

Bring on the May flowers, and outdoor Farmers Markets!

We deserve some pleasant weather and outdoor fun, at last, right?
This month we're sharing news about Valley View Farms, Bleu Duck Kitchen, Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, and the City of Cannon Falls.

PLUS, contests have returned!
Read on for a chance to win swag from Rochester Farmers Markets! 
 

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Celebrate Earth Day by making plans for Every Day

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on our everyday habits and learn about new ways to play our part in helping make sustainable practices increasingly commonplace. Below is a great infographic from Pennington Creative, and we especially like suggestion #6, "Buy local produce" —though we'd also ADD: "and packaged foods from small, regional businesses that use local produce, grains, dairy and meat."  

Not only does buying from local and regional sources mean a smaller carbon footprint, it also means 

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