07 September 2012

Pack a Lunch

What do the kids eat these days? In my day, it was PB & J on white bread; cut diagonal. The diagonal was very, very important for reasons I can’t even guess at now. And there were  chips and Little Debbie’s. It’s okay though, all the parents did that back then, plus I grew up to love all kinds of food and have been known to eat a sandwiches that are square/rectangular.

An item both the packers of lunches and the eaters of lunches can agree on is fruit. While PFM fruit looks like other fruit and won’t draw untoward attention for your little foodist’s lunch choices, it tastes so much better, they’ll crave, they’ll eat, they won’t complain about it being in their lunch bag. Bring the kids and let them pick their own fruit for the upcoming week.

Not just for kids anymore either: I’ve been eating peaches, mostly – sometimes nectarines – in the afternoon, it’s so much better than a trip to the vending machine.

We are in the last month for Friday’s Kenton, Thursday’s Buckman & NW, and Monday’s Pioneer Square Markets. Go often and enjoy. Wednesday’s Shemanski and Sunday’s King go through October. PSU RUNS UNTIL THE SATURDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. (Sorry about the CAP/bold thing, but it’s actually pretty effective – try it in the subject line of the next email you send, it’ll get read.)

Speaking of PSU, the Healthetarians, who are like vegetarians, but for health, are at PSU this Saturday. The Healthetarians, these Healthetarians, are all about inspiring the next generation of healthy eaters – they will have recipes and activities – stop by or visit their website at www.healthetarians.org.

Also PSU/School lunches, Dave’s Killer Bread will be on hand Saturday. Need sandwich ideas, last month DKB was on hand at PSU to celebrate their 7th breadiversary – inviting local restauranteurs to make sandwiches.

Also like Dave’s Killer Bread, Verde Cocina who are at Saturday’s market, have grown. They now have a bricks and mortar location, you can read a review of it here.

Closing – A few weeks ago, the Oregon Department of Agriculture pushed through a rule allowing canola to be planted in the valley. You can read about why this is problematic here. Despite the adminstrative rule, we can, for the time being, score one for the good fight, according to Friends of Family Farmers, “Oregon Court of Appeals agreed with the arguments set forth by Friends of Family Farmers and four other plaintiffs, finding it very likely that the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA’s) temporally rule is invalid.” The fight over canola in the valley is far from over, more details are available here from FFF.