I recommend that you pick up both of these great sources of information and intelligent writing on the local food scene.
Publisher Ilene Bezahler explained the scope of her new venture in a press release. "To Market will take a regional approach to local food but with the added impact of tackling policy issues, exploring trends across state lines and how the New England states interact to form a vibrant regional food economy."
One great example in the current issue is the article, Craft Cider Is the Next Craft Beer. Who knew there were 72 cideries in New England? And, as one who does love craft cider, it was a pleasure to learn more about its history and clip the page to keep the list of a few local ciders that I should try.
Ilene indicated that Edible Boston would continue to focus on seasonal, local food but will be able to shift more towards foods grown, prepared, and preserved in Boston area homes.
In the fall issue, Andrea Pyenson's article, Soup course with Governor Michael Dukakis, shows us the food and nurturing side of a man we admire for so many non-food reasons.
Edible Boston is a local business, too.
And they can also use 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 Photos by the extremely talented Michael Piazza