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Year of Plenty archive for Jan. 1, 2011

SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2011

Top food trends to look for in 2012

The James Beard Foundation has up a list of trends for the coming year from a chef's perspective. They include: New Nordic Pantry Chefs are hopping on the Noma-inspired New-Nordic-Cuisine train and are reaching for these ingredients: sea buckthorn (a tart orange berry), wood sorrel…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2011

SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Girls Scouts Unveil "Locavore" Badge 

Alongside their Architecture and Water Fun badges, Girl Scouts can now get a Locavore badge by learning about local food and cooking up a meal with local ingredients. According to Alisha Niehaus, Executive Editor, Program Resources: "All of our badges reflect what today’s girls said…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011


SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2011


TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Slow Food, Slow Money, Now Slow Biking

The SFGate has the story on what some people are calling the "Slow Bike Movement." The gist of the trend is that instead of getting suited up in spandex, leaning over your aerodynamic racing bike, and starting the day covered in sweat more bike commuters…

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011


Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at

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