Ann Anderson, Locally Delicious 2018 Local Food Guide

Since 2009 I have been adding to this blog — updating all of the interviews that have been done which are totaling over 250 now — and while doing that I have been sure to put in links to the websites and facebook accounts of everyone we have interviewed.  This archive has given people a way to easily look up local resources for locally produced food — however the thought of creating a written publication for people to access is extremely daunting to say the least.

Which is why I am so happy that Locally Delicious has produced a local food guide for the past 2 years.  In this guide you can find farmers’ markets, CSAs, Farm Stands, U-Picks, Community Gardens, Restaurants, Grocery Stores  and Caterers serving local food, Packaged Foods and Food Related Events.  Whew!

Listen to an interview with Heirloom Tomato Ann Anderson.

Copies of the guide are available throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties — and you can check out their website at locally-delicious.org

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Lauren Sarabia, Comfort of Home Catering

Well, I finally met Lauren Sarabia — you probably know her, a Locally Delicious Heirloom Tomato, educating us all about local food and how wonderful it is!  You probably also know she has a catering company — aptly named Comfort of Home Catering.  Sharing food and comfort is important for Lauren — and as a caterer she also understands many of the challenges of incorporating local food.  Hosting an event soon?  Keep in mind the story behind the food, always best when eating something locally produced by caring hands!  Find out more about her catering business by going to the website of Comfort of Home Catering.

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Locally Delicious, Suzanne Simpson

Love those Heirloom Tomatoes…you know the ones I mean, those women and men of Humboldt County who are working together to improve the local food movement…formally known as Locally Delicious!  They have produced two cookbooks and have raised money to pay farmers to produce food for Food for People (our food bank).  If you would like to know how to contribute, listen here.

Lunchbox Envy

I have a terrible confession to make — I threw away a lot of lunches when I was a kid!  or maybe not all of the lunch, but lots of good food went into the trash.  Why does it happen?

The Heirloom Tomatoes (you remember them from the Locally Delicious Cookbook, their work to fund local farmers to provide produce to Food for People, as well as tireless efforts to get more people to eat more locally produced food), have been working on a solution.  Their new cookbook Lunchbox Envy provides the solution to the age-old question — what to put into a sack that a child will eat.  Things that are easy to prepare for parents who are struggling with full-time jobs and hectic lives.  Ways to involve children in the decision of What’s for Lunch?!  Ways to involve children into Where Does Food Come From?!

Listen to the interview with Heirloom Tomato Suzanne Simpson, and check out the Locally Delicious Website — which is chock full of resources and information.