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Spring 2008

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“You have to understand that growing local and buying local is the direction agriculture in this country is going to take again.” — Margaret Raphael

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“I begin with the proposition that eating is an agricultural act.” — Wendell Berry

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FEATURES
EDIBLE EDITORIAL
Western Pennsylvania is on the forefront of a local food revolution. Hail locavores!
COMMUNITY LIVING
Supporting local agriculture, one box at a time, with a CSA membership.
EDIBLE NATION
Wendell Berry campaigns for local food in his famous essay, “The Pleasures of Eating.”
FROM THE FARM
Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance CSA offers green onions, pea shoots, micro greens, and rich rhubarb.
GROUNDBREAKERS
Margaret Raphael, of Maggie’s Mercantile, builds a healthy enterprise on her organic farm.
FROM THE KITCHEN
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group leads the way with a strong support of our region’s farms.
DEPARTMENTS
SEASON’S GREETINGS
Read about the grassroots of edible Allegheny.

CALENDAR & EVENTS
Go inside the 2008 Farm to Table Conference, and mark your calendar with more events!

LABEL 101
Organic, natural, free range, grass-fed, USDA — What do they mean?

EDIBLE CHATTER
Butter up gluten-free waffles, attend a green birthday, sip vegan soup, stock real grape juice, and sample fine wines.

GREEN LIVING
Minimize carbon footprints with environmentally friendly shoes, read up on earth tips in a new journal, and celebrate a green building.

ECO-KIDS
Pittsburgh high school students intern with Grow Pittsburgh’s Edible Schoolyard and photograph the fruits of their labors.

PLANTING THE SEED
Grow an herb garden indoors.

FRESH COOKING
Art King from Harvest Valley Farms and big Burrito’s corporate chef, Bill Fuller, create a menu from crisp asparagus, spring chicken, and earthy beets.

CULINARY CONVERSATION
Rob Baran, general manager of the East End Food Co-op, shows what the natural food market is doing to promote and support local farmers.

THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE
CT Miller Vineyards cultivates Pennsylvania wines.

FARMERS’ MARKET DIRECTORY

EDIBLE ESSENCE
Find recipes and products for spring’s first fruit: the strawberry.

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