Today is one of the events we look forward to all year – the Healthy Living Fair! Sponsored by Radish Magazine and taking place at Davenport’s Freight House from 8 am – 3 pm, the Healthy Living Fair is an amazing gathering of our favorite organizations and vendors from the Quad Cities and around our region. Walking around this fair, you can learn so much about local and sustainable food, active lifestyles, mindful living, and much more. And there are always samples and freebies to entice you!
Slow Food Quad Cities is excited to present our booth with the theme “What Would Great Grandma Do?” To answer the question, we’re looking to our own ancestors and the way they cooked and preserved food for their families. This was, for the most part, food they grew or raised themselves, or found in the wildlands near their homes. For more on this concept, you can read the article I wrote for this month’s Radish Magazine, Coming full circle: Local foods hold a wealth of history and family lore. In it, I talk about my food heritage, passed down to me by my dear Grandma Betty and other relatives who came before her.
We’re bringing this idea of food heritage to the Healthy Living Fair by encouraging the folks who visit our table to do what our grandmas, great grandmas, and other ancestors did: grow food, forage for food, cook food, and preserve food for winter. For those of you who visited our booth and would like to learn more about these topics, I’m so glad you ended up at our blog! I’ve got a whole bunch of useful links to share with you… Continue reading