Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Local food loop

Eric and Tom's project within the project:

We are weaving circles here out of our kitchen - food loops, if you will. Local and store-made selections: biscuits, muffins, pies, beef, chicken, stew, chili and on and on.

Cameron with Roland MacReynolds of CFSA discussing exciting foodshed news:

Eric Henry at T.S. Designs has been a champion from the beginning. He and his wife Lisa were amazingly gracious to me while I was at the marketplace in Pittsboro. They live in Burlington yet were willing to travel the hour it took to get to pbo for food. It is hard to find a more committed soul for sustainability. Their plant is state of the art green, they use locally produced organic cotton, and above all, they treat people right. So it is an honor and an inspiration to work with Eric.

So as we provide lunch in concert with Charles Sydnor from Braeburn farm we are able to offer ever closing food loops. The pies will be made with local flour, apples, sweet potatoes, dairy, butter, eggs. The greens are local, as is the cream and the potatoes for potato salad. This is possible because people like Eric are committed to it.

Thank you Eric.



  1. I've never posted anything but I'm excited to see "Poppies" become an exciting place, not just a beer run!

    I think you should capitalize on some of the great products you carry by showing their varied uses, ie:Charlie's soap-which you carry at a fair price and Dr Bronners Castile-which I'd like to see you carry in the basic version. Both are great for all household cleaning and don't require any other products, except I do add baking soap to scrub with.

    For handsoap I refill the foaming soap containers I use sometimes, like Bath and Body, etc., with about an inch of Bronner's and the rest water. Foaming soap containers are great pennypinchers to reuse and money makers to sell because they use so little soap.

    Charlies soap does everything-really works with 1 T in laundry, except the hard sax well water does need some softening-add a touch of borax and/or washing soda-something else I'd like to see in the store. Thanks!