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Join Transition Colorado for Eat Local Week!

Readers in the Rockies, and other frontier foodies, get ready to sample the best Colorado has to offer. From August 27th to September 4th, Transition Colorado is celebrating Eat Local Week 2011. Learn, attend lectures and films about key food issues, and of course, EAT! Visit Transition Colorado for more information, and to register for special events.

Food has always been integral to the way we live. Nowhere are we more powerfully connected than in the daily cultivation, preparation and enjoyment of food—and food is the central component of our health, culture, environment, and relocalization/sustainability efforts.

Transition Colorado’s 2011 EAT LOCAL! Week celebrates the delights and benefits of locally grown and locally processed food, featuring local family farms and farmers’ markets, along with the outstanding restaurants, grocers, and organizations which support them. Please join us for nine days of inspiring and informative events—and an abundance of fresh, delicious local food!

And if you get jazzed about the Transition Town concept while sampling the local finery, take time to learn some more with a book on the subject. Rob Hopkins is the author of the original Transition Handbook, and he’s just finished a new book on this fascinating, five-year-old, global social experiment, The Transition Companion.

Fruit Explorers, Guerrilla Grafters, and Other Useful People

The editors here at Chelsea Green are constantly seeking out what’s new and important in the world of sustainable living. As part of an occasional blog series, our editors are sharing what they’ve been reading, researching, or just plain pondering. Below Senior Editor Ben Watson talks about “guerrilla grafters” and why the world could use a lot more of […] Read More..

A Thanksgiving Hit: Apple Pie with Cider Jelly

The Thanksgiving season means a barrage of holiday recipes that overflow your inbox and social media feeds. Some of these are new and innovative, meant to impress guests and sure to fade away from the culinary canon. However, there’s a reason that certain other recipes stand the test of time: they just work. We’ve had […] Read More..

Release Your Inner Viking With New Book on Mead

Unlock the mead brewing secrets of the ancient Norse with homesteader and fermentation enthusiast Jereme Zimmerman’s new book Make Mead Like a Viking. Whether you’re new to homebrewing or looking to expand your current brewing and fermentation practices, Zimmerman’s welcoming style and spirit will usher you into an exciting new territory of wildcrafted experimentations, including more than 20 recipes to try.The fermentation […] Read More..

For a Very Viking Thanksgiving, Try Homemade Mead

The people who lived the Viking lifestyle a thousand years ago enjoyed myriad foods and beverages and throwing feasts that lasted several days to show off what they had stockpiled throughout the harvest season. Bring the Viking spirit of celebration to your Thanksgiving table this year with a traditional batch of spiced orange mead. Brew up the following recipe […] Read More..

Brew Outside the Box: Making Mushroom-Infused Beer

When thinking about drinking a nice cold beer, the flavor of mushrooms doesn’t exactly spring to mind. But for the adventurous brewer – and drinker – infusing mushrooms into brews is a great way to combine the medicinal benefits of fungi with one of the world’s most consumed beverages.The best part? You can grow mushrooms […] Read More..
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