Monday, October 20, 2008

En Vitesse: Harvest Moon

One thing that I always miss around the Harvest season is the annual Grower's Dinner at Marché (in its 10th year!) where all of the local Willamette Valley farmers, ranchers and foragers are invited for a communal multi-course dinner in appreciation for their hard work throughout the year bringing the best artisan ingredients in the region to the Marché table.
Last night in Tucson, my mother and her good friend-and-blogger Monica (AKA Tucson Cowgirl) attended a similar dinner at Sonoran slow and sustainable food flagship Janos, and couldn't say enough good things about it! Read Monica's recap of the event and drool over the scrumptious harvest food pairings with locally produced Southern Arizona microbrews and wines.

And while we're on the topic of Farmers, check out this interesting New York Times article on the future of food in America - How it's a bigger issue than we're hearing about and what the next president can and should do to remake the way we grow and eat our food.

Photo by Monica Surfaro Spigelman

1 comment:

  1. Nathan!
    Thank you for the link. Local farm-to-table gatherings are important for community sustainability and placemaking as you know. This should be happening in every state. Maybe at least through blogging we can form a mini, informal network within LA and Tucson. Janos certainly could be influential in forming a network here in Tucson. Thanks again.