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Year of Plenty

FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2009

Lovitt Restaurant Officially a Favorite

We made our 2nd annual trek to Lovitt Restaurant in Colville, Washington. We first heard of Lovitt from a Sunset magazine article from a few years ago. We were shocked to see anything from the Inland Northwest in Sunset (have you ever tried to search…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009

SATURDAY, AUG. 22, 2009

FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2009

THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 2009

MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2009

SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009


THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009

The Dirty Underbelly of Farmers' Markets? 

The Baltimore City Paper has an interesting article titled "Locavore's Lament" in which Michelle Gienow expresses her dismay at discovering that not all the produce and fruit for sale at the Market is produced by the seller or sourced locally. In other words, at her…

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THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

I'd Like to Sell the World a Coke 

This fascinating map is making the rounds on the internets today. It's a map from 1996 showing world coke consumption. You can see Coke's latest plans for world domination here. I wonder what would be possible if the resources that go into selling the world…

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FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009

 (az / The Spokesman-Review)

View From Your Garden - Browne's Addition

Reader A.Z. sent in a view from the garden he shares with five others. Here's his explanation;I live in a huge house that's been subdivided into six apartments. Of those, five are represented in our new community garden. We've got tomatoes, peppers, herbs, carrots, squash,…

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009

Latah Bistro Field Trip Report

Took my wife out for a birthday dinner last night at Latah Bistro. David Blaine, who runs the restaurant and writes a great blog on the local restaurant scene, is one of the important advocates for nurturing local food systems in Spokane. The restaurant was…

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MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009

Garden Picnic and Nasturtium Tacos

We gathered for a picnic at the center of the garden labyrinth on Sunday. I've planted edible nasturtiums as the ring around the middle this year. We were enjoying our stoplight salad as filling for our tortillas. I wasn't quite hungry enough to fill another…

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MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009

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 goody2230@gmail.com