Giveaway: Farm to Table Tasting Event!

November 2012

In 2009, the word locavore was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, meaning one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. Titling one’s eating habits can often be tricky or even pedantic, but tasting the difference between a locally grown tomato and the perfectly round, conventional grocery store variety is easy. Whether or not you’re into the politics or just purely into the quality of taste, there is a Pittsburgh event rapidly approaching which you should attend, and you could possibly attend for FREE!

Farm to Table Pittsburgh, creators of the popular annual Farm to Table Conference, are hosting the first ever Farm to Table Harvest Tasting on November 10th, 2012 at Bakery Square. The family-friendly, all ages event will feature tastings and samples from fifty local vendors. Farm to Table Pittsburgh provides Local Food Programs for schools, employers, senior residences and community groups. Their goal is to bridge the gap between consumers and local food producers by teaching how locally grown food benefits both physical health and local economic health.

The Giveaway

I have a pair of Harvest Tasting tickets to give to a lucky reader! Just leave a comment telling me why you support local foods, and on the morning of Friday, November 9th, I will randomly select a winner to attend the event and taste the local bounty!

Winner, winner, local foods dinner!

Congrats to Sean Michael! I hope he gets to eat something made with local corn flour! Thanks for all the comments and local foods support!

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  • I support local foods because they are inspiring – give me ideas of what I might be able to grow myself in my backyard. Also, more often than not they are Delicious!!

  • My great grandmother, full blooded Native American, was perhaps the best cook of all time. I can still taste her homemade dumplings. Yum! The family favorite was her fried cornbread, though. She would always use locally milled corn flour, and I still use the same to do this day when I make my own–it just tastes better. Using local product also makes me feel more connected to her, even though she passed two years and four days ago today. Nothing compares to locally milled corn. More than the taste, its the handmade, just for me, quality of it. I can’t describe it. It’s in the texture, the freshness, the story, the tradition. I would never use anything else when making Grandma Pack’s fried cornbread.

  • I eat local because local food is healthier. More time from harvest to plate equals more nutrients lost. Local produce is usually very fresh. Also, I feel it is a great way to support local people and their businesses. We could solve a lot of our health and economic issues in this country if more people would eat local.