Taste of Home is looking for its Mrs. Holiday. Do you have what it takes?
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Another local foods connection
- May 23, 2012 - 2:01 PM
If you live where traditional farmers markets aren't convenient, or find that buying a CSA isn't practical, the Twin Cities Local Food LLC has come up with a new wrinkle to connect the public with farmers. Its new online marketplace allows local farmers who use sustainable agricultural practices to market their products directly to customers who make their purchases online, then pick up orders at designated locations each week. Options are aggregated on one website, www. twincitieslocalfood.com, and while the commerce isn't quite as cozy as a face-to-face chat with a grower, the site enables farmers to describe their farms and practices so customers can make informed decisions about their purchases. The website is open to customers from Friday morning to Wednesday morning every week, with customer pickup every Thursday afternoon at locations in Minneapolis and Savage.Taste of Home seeks Mrs. Holiday
Taste of Home magazine has launched a nationwide search on Facebook.com/TasteofHome to find "Mrs. Holiday," a spokeswoman role at the company that comes with a $50,000 payment. From the press release: "Mrs. Holiday will be a new type of pageant queen. She's an advocate, an ambassador and an inspiration who cooks for her family to bring everyone around the table at the holidays. She's got memorable recipes combined with a celebration attitude." The virtual pageant is open to women 18 and older who submit a video entry of no more than 2 minutes about their skills and personality, along with a signature holiday recipe in 200 or fewer words. Mrs. Holiday's duties will include doing interviews, cooking segments, blogging, and making appearances nationwide at retailers and Taste of Home cooking schools.
For all the rules, visit Facebook.com/TasteofHome.Food, word by word
Nate Maydole is a 28-year-old Minneapolis man with a mission. For the past five years, he's been creating "Word of the Day" videos, each of which takes a year to complete for this reason: He writes a 365-word story, then records himself saying one word each day, in various locales, until 365 days have passed. His most recent story is about "Food." (Past subjects have been change, memory, people and adventure.) Why? you ask. On his website, www.natesword.com, Maydole notes the expected reasons -- "You should cherish every day." "To help me remember where my life has taken me." But the most intriguing reason is this: "30 years from now this will be more interesting." It's pretty interesting right now. Check it out on YouTube at bit.ly/ImvpWZ.
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