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Monthly Archives: September 2011
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 30, 2011
WHAT: Weeks Bay Native Plant Sale WHEN: Friday – Saturday, October 7-9, 9am – 4pm daily WHERE: Safe Harbor at Weeks Bay across U.S. Highway 98 from Weeks Bay Reserve (south of Fairhope on 98) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Included in the sale will be shrubs, perennials, butterfly plants, trees, hummingbird plants, wetland plants, and dune plants, [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 29, 2011
Mark Bittman covered the recent Slow Food USA $5 Challenge in the NYT Opinionator column, preceded by the Op-Ed Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? In both pieces, he explores what drives the U.S. fast food obsession, and what could drive people to kick it. He writes: Real cultural changes are needed to turn this around. [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 28, 2011
WHAT: Midtown to Market Ride (a Mobilians on Bikes event) WHEN: Saturday, October 1 at 7:45am WHERE: Meet at the east gate (main entrance) of Murphy High School at the intersection of South Carlen and Conti Streets. Cycle with me from Midtown to the first Cathedral Square farmers market of the fall season on this [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 22, 2011
WHAT: Alabama Organic Farming Conference WHEN: October 28-29, 2011 WHERE: Kellogg Center, Tuskegee University COST: Free REGISTRATION: Register by October 1 on the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) web site. Space is limited. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PURPOSE: To identify organic marketing, policy, production and research challenges facing Alabama growers, retailers, distributors and consumers, and explore options [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 20, 2011
The fall farmers market at Cathedral Square will open in a week and a half. WHERE & WHEN Market on the Square Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile Saturdays, 8am – 12:00pm October 1 – November 19 PRODUCTS Seasonally available produce such as tomatoes, eggplant, turnip greens, sweet potatoes, satsumas, peppers, pecans, honey, seafood; flowers, plants; [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 19, 2011
WHAT: Windmill Market Fall Kickoff WHEN: Friday, September 23, 6-9pm WHERE: Windmill Market, 85 North Bancroft Street, Fairhope COST: Free ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Celebrate the first day of Fall with Bluegrass, Beers, and Fun! Live Music by Fat Man Squeeze; Family Activities; New Specialty Vendors; Food Sampling in the Grocery: Hastings Grassfed Beef will be there! [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 16, 2011
WHAT: Historic Live Oak Ride WHEN: Saturday, September 17 at 2pm WHERE: Meet at Cream and Sugar (corner of George and Savannah Steets in the Oakleigh district) Join guide Bill Finch and Mobilians on Bikes for a leisurely cycling tour of trees in downtown and midtown Mobile. Family-friendly!
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 14, 2011
I was checking out the redesigned Splendid Table site and liked the featured Eating Close to the Ground page, a collection of vegetarian recipes “to inspire you to eat in a more wholesome and earth-attuned way.” Some examples: Oven-Steamed Herbed Carrot and Leek Chunks; Kashmiri-Style Collard Greens; and Slow-Roasted Bell Pepper with Red Lentils.
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 13, 2011
Check out the tips and tricks for healthy eating on the cheap submitted by readers in response to Slow Food USA’s $5 Challenge. There are many recipes, including these promising looking ones: Four recipes that serve eight (with leftovers) for $5 a person. I also like this post on Intention, Portion, and Commitment.
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 12, 2011
WHAT: Fairhope LFPI Meeting WHEN: Monday, September 19 at 6:30pm WHERE: Parlor of the Christian Life Center of the Fairhope United Methodist Church, Morphy Avenue just east of Section Street in Fairhope. The Parlor is just inside the building entrance and to the right. TOPIC: LFPI Community Gardens Manager Elaine Snyder-Conn will speak on “How [...]