Friday, August 28, 2009

Food Brings People Together!

How many hours would you imagine collecting food from local farms, orchards, bakeries, etc. would take? "Serving Artists" is please to inform you we spent 10 hours both Friday & Saturday collecting, chopping, composting, cooking, canning, and not to forget serving local foods to the community of Lancaster, PA.

The most sincere thank you goes out to all those who took part!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our Appreciation!

We will be keeping a record of the gifts we have received from local farms and businesses that make Artists Serving Artists possible. These small businesses are choosing to contribute and support the well being of their community! We strongly encourage our community to support these providers of ethical and high quality foods, in return!
As you read the list below, consider the amount of unneeded waste produced daily, it is inexcusable!  How can you make contributions towards turning "waste" into a beneficial resource?

8/28/09 donations:
Eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, yellow/ red/ green bell peppers, baby potatoes, yams, beans.

2 boxes of tomatoes, yellow and green beans.

Honey pecan breads, sourdough loafs, wheat loafs.

1 box tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans

8/21/09 donations:
Heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, squash, bell peppers, beats, onion.

4 cantaloupes, 1 box roma tomatoes, 1 box cherry tomatoes, 1/2 watermelon, 1 box green/purple grapes, 1 bag bananas, 1 pineapple, 1 bushel of beats, 1 box green/red/yellow peppers, 1 onion

3 loafs walnut bread, 4 sourdough loafs, 2 baguettes, 2 pastries

8/7/09 donations:
10 cantaloupes, 2 bags green beans,1 box tomatoes

10 baguettes, 2 large whole wheat loafs, 10 sourdough loafs

5 bushels of carrots, 10 beats, 5 rutabagas

cinnamon, all spice, chili (whole), cacao nibs, fennel seed, caraway seed, cloves, powdered kelp

8/1/09 donations:
1 box of beats, carrots, tomatoes

All that good food could have been thrown in the trash if it were not scavenged!?
Makes me hungry....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Humanure: Close the Cycle

Have you thought about the way we consume but don't always return nutrients to the earth? What other species does that? Fortunately we are innovative enough to solve that problem,
 and there are many ways. 
Learn how to balance your impact...

Madsen Bike Contest!

Click on this link to view the "perfect market bike!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Urban Food Recovery Project

Similar projects  seeking an extended life for otherwise wasted organic matter ( , offer solutions of both feeding people, community building, and new soil for the drying up earth.
We can only hope that projects like this are spreading their existence in EVERY city.

Click here to view "Spontaneous Vegetation", a Chicago Based Project.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Citizen's Guide to Food Recovery

Click here to view the United States Department of Agriculture's "Food Recovery & Gleaning Initiative."

As gleaners, dumpster divers, etc., you must know your rights. 

View APPENDIX C for the "Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act."

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Top 3 Must See

We have created a top 3 list of films you must see! 
Where does our food come from? 
What is it that we are eating daily?         
How much do we really know?

Please tells us your comments & feel free to add to the list!