Getting Ready to Eat Local this summer?

Press Release

The A.P.P.L.E. Center’s final event of the Just Grow It! Everyday Food for Everyday People exhibit theme explores meal planning for localvores.

Just in time for the Farmers Market and home gardening seasons, the APPLE Center hosts an evening presentation: Seasonal Cooking, Meal Planning and More, next Thursday April 29th 7-9pm at 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City.

“One of the challenges to eating locally, be it from your own garden or from the farmers market, is learning to pair foods that are in season together.  Most cookbooks don’t support seasonal eating because their recipes assume all foods are available at once.” explained Nevada City Farmers Market Manager, Mali Dyck.  “Understanding seasonality is key to meal planning for the aspiring localvore.”

This presentation with local chef and cooking instructor, Wendy Van Wagner, of In the Kitchen cooking school, located in on Zion Street in Nevada City, will cover how to think about cooking with the seasons; where to shop, how to pair foods, and what cookbooks are helpful.  Sample dishes made at In the Kitchen will be served for mouthwatering inspiration of eating locally.

The A.P.P.L.E. Center’s exhibit, Just Grow It!, is available for viewing through May 2nd at 412 Commercial Street.  The exhibit pieces together the parts of every food garden: soil, water, pollinators, plants, the sun and the gardener, with real plants growing in a 3’ by 10’ raised bed.  The exhibit is sponsored by Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply.

For more information, visit, call 478-1700 or stop by 412 Commercial Street. The A.P.P.L.E. Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm.  Memberships are available, along with their resource library and unique green gift shop.

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5 Responses to “Getting Ready to Eat Local this summer?”
  1. Jeff Pelline says:

    Thanks for the post Don. We look forward to seeing all the “libs” at the farmers markets. LOL.

  2. depelton says:

    Hey Jeff, thanks for giving me an opening to have some fun with your political profiling:

    So, how will you — and by “you” I mean “all you middle-of the-roaders”[1] — recognize all the “libs?”

    Do you expect them to all look like Joe Biden?

    [1] For best definition of “middle-of-the-roaders,” see Jim Hightower’s book.

  3. depelton says:

    Whoops, I forgot: LOL.

  4. Jeff Pelline says:

    By their hair of course! Except for your beard, you are a dead ringer for Joe Biden. And unlike the “right winger” “leaders” here, you have some. See, it’s easy.

  5. depelton says:

    Jeff, although I continue to be flattered, I don’t understand your obsession with Biden.

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