To some, it may seem that the Teton locavore craze hibernates in the deep winter. Yet, an underground team of slow food advocates works hard to keep the dream alive. Just recently, Slow Foods of the Tetons compiled a Greater Yellowstone Food Guide, connecting locals and visitors to regional suppliers of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, milk, and specialty food items.
And while it’s just plain easy to pick up some colorful Cali produce at the grocery store, the team at Kate’s is supporting the slow food movement by shopping off of this list FIRST (it’s our New Year’s Resolution). Many of the suppliers are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. By taking the time to plan out our purchasing, we’re not only cultivating the health of our families, but we’re also fostering relationships and supporting our community.
So before drafting up next week’s shopping list, take a second to check out the Greater Yellowstone Food Guide (found also in the latest issue of Dishing) and make MD Nursery’s Winter Farmer’s Market, or your local farm, the first stop on your shopping trip.
Do you know your farmer?