• Local Products,  Locavore Q & A

    Locavore Q & A: Laughing Loon Farm

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Dayna Burtness, grower/owner of Laughing Loon Farm in Northfield, MN. Laughing Loon is a different kind of CSA – it’s chef supported! Dayna’s fresh produce is dropped at several Twin Cities restaurants and cafés each week including The Bachelor Farmer and Barrio. Laughing Loon was selected as the 2012 “Favorite Farm” by Lundberg’s Raising Organic Family Farm Contest.  Dayna also actively promotes local and…

  • Foodies,  Locavore Q & A

    Locavore Q & A with Mirra Fine

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Mirra Fine from the Perennial Plate. Mirra and her co-producer Daniel Klein document their adventures in eating local in Minnesota and around the U.S. in weekly short films. Her work in film and social media continues to be a motivating force for many local food supporters. Welcome Mirra! Q: Why did you start eating local? A: Local food wasn’t a major point of interest to…

  • Locavore Q & A

    Locavore Q & A: Mill City Farmers Market

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Jillian, a staff member at the Mill City Farmers Market kitchen. The Mill City Farmers Market began in 2006 as part of Twin Cities local food trailblazer Brenda Langton’s vision for a sustainable food system in the area. The market draws thousands of visitors every summer, all searching for premium local, organic and sustainable produce. You can visit the market on Saturday mornings…

  • Foodies,  Other Writings

    Locavore Q & A with Molly Watson

    Today I am so thrilled to announce the first post in a guest series titled “Locavore Q & A“. The posts highlight how others think and write about local food. Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a season local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. This week’s posts are about experiencing local foods from new perspectives. Today’s guest post was written by Molly Watson, one of the first resources I turned to when I started learning more about local food. She’s a writer and recipe developer who runs Local Foods for About.com, tells stories at The Dinner Files, and contributes to publications as…