August / September 2009 By Edible Allegheny on July 28, 2009 in Archive CONTENTS August/September 2009 FEATURES The Man, The Mission, The Meal Volunteer your time at Richard Shaver’s garden, where all of the crops cultivated are donated to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Yes, Ve-Gan! Bake up batches of dairy and egg-free desserts with Edible Allegheny’s Associate Editor, Nicole Barley. DEPARTMENTS SEASON’S GREETINGS Read all about our Edible adventures this month. EDIBLE CALENDAR Fill every weekend with a festival, fresh dinner, or fair. EDIBLE CHATTER Feel peachy at Soergel Orchards, celebrate The Good Life Market’s one-year anniversary, and snack on local tomato stackers from DeLallo. GREEN LIVING Ride your bike on Car-Free Fridays, and grow sunflowers for sustainable energy. EDIBLE GLOSSARY Ratchet up the temperature at dinner time with the region’s spiciest peppers. FROM THE KITCHEN Slice local tomatoes with The Coventry Inn’s Chef Jonathan Nagy, a friend to farmers. ECO CONVERSATION “LEED” the green building revolution in Pittsburgh with Holly Childs, executive director of the Green Building Alliance as the city ramps up for the G-20 Summit in September. FRESH COOKING Fire up the cook top with Nap’s Cucina and Yarnick Farms as they join forces for a cool summer menu. FROM THE FARM Rove the land at Shenot farm, 120 acres with 150 years of family history. PLANTING THE SEED Plant perennials with Rania Harris of Rania’s Catering. THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE Pour beers made with beets, candied ginger, and lots of hops at Bocktown Beer & Grill. ECO KIDS Join the food fight with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Kids Campaign to End Hunger. EDIBLE DIRECTORY Find your farmers’ markets with our listings! EDIBLE ESSENCE Bow down to the royally scrumptious purple eggplant.