Each week, we gathered ideas and resources from our Eat Indie Local Partners. Check out this round-up of what we gleaned and stay tuned for more!
Spotlight Your Local Producers
As part of the Eat Local Month festivities, LocalShops1 will spotlight local restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and food trucks on their website and social media pages.
“Florida Pure Sea Salt was born in 2016 from an intersection of passions for the sea, food, and community. With a background in outdoor education and roots centered around family, togetherness, and food, I wanted to help people slow down, come together, and enjoy every bite they share. Florida Pure Sea Salt is crafted with that same love, care, and intention.”
NH Big Bite
NH Eats Local Month has kicked off with one big, delicious bite!
“On Aug 1, we gathered Granite Staters together to take a big bite out of the same local food on the same day — pancakes with local maple syrup and fruit. Even Governor Sununu and Commissioner Jasper of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food joined in with pancakes at Woodstock Brewery Inn and maple syrup from Fadden Maple Syrup and General Store.”
Crowdfunding for Local Food
The Local Crowd Monadnock, a community-based crowdfunding program, launched two campaigns to support local food this month.
The Farm Cafe: This campaign will help this vegan restaurant obtain new outdoor tables, chairs, and umbrellas to create a welcoming, safe outdoor dining patio to better serve their community.
Food Connects: An entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to create healthy families, thriving farms, and connected communities. They partner with local schools throughout southeastern Vermont to develop and coach their Farm to School initiatives. And they want to bring their work to southwestern New Hampshire.
Learn More: The Local Crowd Monadnock
Investing in Local Food
Community Wealth Builders supports the Maryland Neighborhood Exchange, facilitates grassroots investing in Maryland’s most promising local and minority-owned businesses.
SoFusion Cafe: A stellar Black women-owned eatery that strives to create dishes that kindle people’s taste buds and bring joy to their souls — is eager to purchase a new trailer to expand its catering business.
“The Exchange has helped 44 Baltimore businesses successfully raise $3.3 million from nearly 6,000 investors. And these numbers will significantly grow in the years ahead. Thanks to the Exchange, the future of Baltimore’s economy lies, not just with bankers, hedge fund operators, or VCs, but in the wisdom of its 600,000 residents.” ~ Michael Shuman