Topic: Local Harvest

Food Feasts and Festivals in September

We are moving into peak harvest season this month. Everything that’s been growing— your tomatoes, winter squash, corn— will be ripening and ready to pick. It’s the kind of bounty t …

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What’s Local?

As Eat Local Week nears, we ask three Salt Lake City “local food” activists: What’s “local”? Eat Local Week’s mission is simple: challenge yourself to eat more locally for a whole …

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Harvest Like a Boss

Here’s how to pick your produce at the peak of perfection. In the garden, it’s rush hour. After the early summer ritual of patience you’ve endured waiting for that garden full of g …

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Ask Umbra: Is it safe to eat veggies grown near a busy city street?

Q. Dear Umbra, I was getting all excited to plant some herbs and maybe veggies in containers on the balcony of my new apartment this summer. But the balcony faces out to a busy roa …

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Ask Umbra: Berry Sage Advice: Is it okay to eat berries from water-starved California?

I love strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries — which, thankfully, are available locally in New England, even if just for a few weeks per year. Most of the rest of the year I …

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How Local is Your Diet? Take the 10th Annual Eat Local challenge

It’s possible your tomatoes are better traveled than you are. Have you ever asked where they came from? Chances are, if you’re buying that Early Girl outside the months of summer i …

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Eat, Drink and Learn: Feasts, Festivals and Cookery Classes

Thirty, 20, even 10 years ago, Salt Lake’s food culture was still as uncreative and bland as funeral potatoes and chicken fried steak and its non-existent cocktail culture remained …

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The 100-Mile Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the penultimate holiday for food-lovers, with some of the most lovingly prepared and thoughtful food you’ll eat all year. We shop and plan and prepare to make Thank …

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Editor’s Notebook

This is the Harvest Issue. I’m glad other people are harvesting be­cause, through the blessing of farmers markets and friends, I won’t starve. My own garden was just plain dumb thi …

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Quince

The autumn fruit of the ancients. —by Charlotte Bell When I first moved into my house back in the 1980s, a main attraction—second only to its proximity to the 9th & 9th Market …

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Eating Through the Seasons

The cool evenings and shorter days of fall herald the inevitable slowdown of the garden. Our thoughts turn to soups and stews, thick hearty chili, maybe a nice lasagna or hearty me …

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Seed Money

Slow Food Utah microgrant recipients grow the cause of healthy local food. —by Katherine Pioli Before the Slow Food Utah micro-grant program began giving seed money to local farm a …

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Hunting with a Purpose

Several times a week during the summer and early autumn, after she spends an hour or so in the garden, my wife asks me to go get the camera. She carefully positions a bounty of del …

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Eating Through the Seasons

It’s melon season! —by Alison Einerson My grandfather was a wonderful gardener. From melons to tomatoes to sky-high corn, he could grow it all beautifully. One of my earliest and b …

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Eat Local

Reasons to take up this month’s Eat Local Challenge. —by Katherine Pioli Utahns’ hearts are in the right place when it comes to local food. Last year of the 52,845 state residents …

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