Buy Fresh Buy Local and the Living Kitchen
the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Oklahoma
Sustainability Network. The program is starting in the Tulsa
area and hopes to widen its reach over time.
Last night in Bristow at the Living Kitchen farm table dinner
two of Tulsa's farmer's market managers sat with us.
Rita Scott manages the Thursday night market at 6Th and Peoria and is working with Doug Walton of the Kerr Center on the Buy Fresh Buy Local roll out. Another key player, Leslie Moyer, manages the Wednesday farmer's market at 41st and Peoria in Tulsa.
The menu last night: Mint Rhubarb Julep with zucchini fritters, herb goat cheese on toast points and chipotle cream cheese with chips.Fried green tomatoes with purple hull bean and corn salad; tomatillo soup with potato herb dumpling, watermelon and lime sorbet, chicken friend buffalo served over poblano mashed potatoes with cream gravy and fried burgundy okra. Hot apple fritters with Porter peach ice cream. Coffee and wine as desired.
Muskogee's Farmer's Market is managed by Doug Walton of the Kerr Center this year. Walton can be reached at 918.686.6939 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org - he has added a table at the Muskogee Farmer's Market for food donations and the Plant a Row for the Hungry Program.
You may not know that the eat local movement was originally funded by the federal government after the 9/11/01 New York City tragedy. That funding is gone now but the idea to buy locally and reduce the amount of transportation required for food has taken on a life of its own.