At first glance, the cover is delicious. It pulls you in – you just want to taste that soup. Inside, the treats continue. Interested in gardening, aquaponics, composting, sausage making, and starting a food business? Classes for all of that and more at Iowa Western Community College, Metropolitan Community College, and University of Nebraska - Lincoln; fees apply and registration required. Check out the link to the Healthy Farms conference, held close to Omaha and something for the whole family - www.nebsusag.org.
Inspirational and informative stories that include a teen gardener finding his passion and the value of community supported agriculture (CSA) to community members are weaved among local foods promotions. Creative local foods businesses like, Farmtable Procurement, share the impact of local foods on farms and the economy as well as the joy it can bring to those who want to serve local foods at events.
And a bonus in this issue, a 2013 CSA directory. Perfect timing as farmers begin to firm up growing season plans and eaters start planning where the shares of local foods will be sourced. Which foods will you grow yourself, share in the risk of a CSA with a farmer, shop at a farmers market or get a grocery store? Any combination can make a huge positive impact.
Check out the Winter 2013 issue of Edible Omaha. It will make a difference in supporting your local food sourcing this year. And that soup cover photo – the recipe is inside along with some delectable squash rolls (high in Vitamin A) to get all of that scrumptious broth.