September 1, 2011
While wandering around the Soulard Market on August 13, during my last hour in St. Louis, I stopped by the Baetje Farms stall to sample (and purchase) a bit of their divinely-inspired, award-winning goat cheese. I bought the last package of their Bavarian Lemon Creme. As we chatted, I mentioned that I was driving south […]
August 19, 2011
I don't recall precisely when Chef Tres Jackson launched Epiphany but it instantly became my favorite after my first meal there. From the outset, Epiphany and Chef Tres Jackson focused on local foods and suppliers that used sustainable-production methods.
August 5, 2011
I’d only been in the East Lake community of Birmingham once before this summer. That was in the Fall of 2009 when I attended a couple of session of a sustainable foods conference held at East Lake United Methodist Church. Last year, I moved to the east side of town. The East Lake community is […]
July 26, 2011
One of the nicest things about hanging out at farmers markets is that you get to talk to the men and women who grow and raise your food. Over the past two months I’ve had several short (he’s always busy), but pleasant chats with John H. Wesson, current purveyor of Averiett Branch Farm in Sylacauga, […]
July 23, 2011
I bought the most delicious peaches from Mr. and Mrs. Hays who were representing Witt Farms at the East Lake Farmers Market last Saturday, July 16. These peaches have been scrumptious. I’ve eaten them as a snack, as dessert and mixed them into my smoothies this past week. I’m not sure where else you can […]
July 21, 2011
Winfrey Farms, located in Boaz, Alabama, sells a variety of wonderful produce at the East Lake Farmers Market in Birmingham. So far this season, I've bought cabbage, onions, yellow pattypan squash, new potatoes and green beans from Winfrey Farms. That's what I can think of. Every bit of it has been superb.
July 19, 2011
I spoke with Jennifer Smelson of Whited Farms at the East Lake Farmers Market last Saturday. Jennifer’s family owns Whited Farms. So far this season I’ve bought strawberries and green beans from Whited Farms and have been quite pleased. I look forward to trying more of the wide assortment of vegetables and fruit grown on […]