My Summer 2015 preview issue of Edible Boston arrived with another fantastic cover shot. This time around you'll meet Erin Bligh from Dancing Goats Dairy and her delightful goats and learn how she developed the skill set needed to open her own cheesemaking facility.
Now when I see Dancing Goats Dairy cheese at a farmers market or fine food shop, I'll have faces (both a person and some adorable goats) to put with the name.
If you've been reading my past posts on this publication, you know that my first read in each issue is the letter from editor Ilene Bezahler. This time she shares her memories of summer food and gives thanks that she has never known food insecurity. Then she challenges each of us to take some small steps to help solve the problem.
In addition to ideas on how to help, she points out that, "Many of the stories in this issue touch on this topic directly or indirectly." You'll learn about city gardens, Somerville Mobile Markets, Fresh Truck and Fresh Food Generation.
Edible Boston is a local business.
And, they can also support other important local businesses in our local foodshed. Edible Boston deserves your support. Here's what I always say about that:
How do you support a publisher like Ilene Bezahler and her remarkably talented team?
May I suggest that you let their sponsors know you saw them in the magazine and grab an extra copy and get it to someone else who cares about supporting the local food movement. Also, if you have a blog, twitter account, or facebook page, write about them, link to them, follow them, retweet their tweets, like them on Facebook, and in general, spread the word about this great asset to our community.
And, to be sure you never miss an issue, you can subscribe over on their website!
Words: Penny Cherubino
Artwork: Courtesy of Edible Boston who also provides BostonZest with a preview copy of each issue.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2015 Penny & Ed Cherubino