What’s FRESH & LOCAL in June?

By: Loris Sofia Gregory, Healthy Kitchen Coach, Apple Valley, MN

The planting season is complete at Featherstone Farm, located in southeastern Minnesota bluff country near Rushford.  Featherstone farmer/owner Jack Hedin recently blogged that this is the earliest spring in his living memory that has produced such high quality and quantity of his first crops. With Featherstone delivering FRESH & LOCAL produce to Valley Natural Foods, expect red and green lettuces the first part of June, including butter, romaine and red oak leaf lettuces.  Discover more of what’s local at the co-op…

Enjoy the healthy benefits of these FRESH & LOCAL events at Valley Natural Foods, celebrating local farm partners such as Featherstone Farm and others.  Registration 36 hours in advance is required for all films and classes. Call customer service at 952.891.1212, ext. 221 or  register online.  Don’t miss out on our FREE SUMMER FRESH FRIDAY FILM SERIES  from 6:00-8:00 p.m.!  View Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Friday, June 15th and Locavore: Local Diet, Healthy Planet on June 29th.

Free Demo: FRESH & LOCAL Flavors of Early Summer

Tuesday, June 12, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (samples & recipes the second Tuesday of each month)

Class: FRESH & LOCAL Flavors of Early Summer

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is a NEW collaboration with local chef Leiton Larson demonstrating easy prep and cooking techniques with June produce, paired with herbs, spices and seasonings for you to sample. $30 members/$32 non-members. Online, enter  “5130” under discounts to get $3.00 off the class or if registering in-store, print off this coupon. Join us for flavorful fun and sampling the third Tuesday of each month.

NEW Free Demo: Eat More Local Foods

Wednesday, June 27, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (samples & recipes the last Wednesday of each month)

Based in Apple Valley, contact FRESH & LOCAL health coach Loris Sofia Gregory at 952.431.5586 or Loris would love to hear your ideas and questions about eating FRESH & LOCAL. Request her earth-friendly recipes and healthy seasonal eating tips if you miss her monthly demos and classes at Valley Natural Foods.

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