I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read, “Where’s the best burger in Jackson Hole? The Brakeman American Grill in Victor, Idaho.” After sinking my chops into this beauty, I have to agree.
An email inquiry from a local high school student asked me:
What is the importance/benefit of eating locally grown foods?
Do you think people here are conscious about imported foods and eating locally?
If so how did they become conscious? If not what can be done to inform them about the benefits?
Thank goodness he’s asking!
so… here goes…
When you open the door to the grow room you are greeted with the message “There’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.” Scotty and I have a solid desire to rebuild and a fluid plan to do it. This time around we are committed to designing and conducting a business that will increase production, reduce unit costs, and hopefully find that elusive sweet spot where food is local and fresh but with enough volume enough to make the venture economically viable and sustainable.
Best Pie in the Tetons! Enter your best home-baked pie at the Slow Food booth at the Tin Cup Challenge on July 16
If we stopped today, I’d say our vision of a diverse and vibrant food community has become a reality. But we are just getting started…
Teton Valley has experienced tumultuous economic changes. Much of this change has centered upon the bottom dropping out of the real-estate development market. How we use our land will affect generations of community members. Land is integrally linked to food and livelihoods. Our farmers are our future.
Please show your support of Slow Food in the Tetons and Full Circle Education by making a donation on our behalf. Donations are matched by Tin Cup Community Challengers to make your donation even more valuable!
Co-presented with the Teton County Library, this feature-length documentary takes viewers across the nation to the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valley, the urban food deserts of Harlem, and the kitchens of celebrated chefs.
Friday, Nov. 13 6-8 pm FREE
Teton County Library Auditorium
Although the economy has been in dire straits, all indications are that people are, more than ever, into spending their money on local products and are not skimping on quality.
I think someday we’ll look back on these troubled times as the catalyst for one of the greatest movements in human history. A new president, a global economic crisis that will halt our insatiable consumption, an urgent regard for the environment, and best of all, a renewed passion for good, clean, fair food.
We’re all terrified of spinach and, what was it this week? Tomatoes? The reality is that it is the INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE, DISTRIBUTION, AND PROCESSED FOOD SYSTEM in this country that is making us sick, not the neighbor’s brownies.
No one is advocating a return to the dark ages. But reviving our local food economy has the potential to unite our divided community, save our agrarian heritage, help slow global warming, and preserve the beautiful scenery we treasure.