Edible Communities create community-based, local food publications in culinary regions of the U.S. and Canada–from Baja Arizona to Washington, DC and the Hawaiian Islands to Omaha, Nebraska. And through stories, news update, and tastings and dinners, Edible Communities collectively connect consumers to local growers, farmers, fishers, ranchers, and chefs, putting a face and a place to food.
This spring, the Edible community members will be participating in Edible Institute: a two-day celebration in New York City May 10-11, 2014 to discuss where the local food movement is and where it’s headed.
Edible Institute will also bring together leaders in the movement for a better food system, including; Mark Bittman, Jane Black, Paul Greenberg, Brian Halweil, Anna Lappe, Gary Paul Nabhan, Brad Nelson, Tom Philpott, Jeffrey Zurofsky, and others. I’m also proud to be participating in this event.
Tickets are still on sale for this annual conference that will gather more than 80 Edible magazine publishers and will feature talks and forums led by farmers, chefs, journalists, and more.
Guests can expect panels to address topics such as:
- Culture: Can the food revolution cross geographical, cultural, and class boundaries?
- Technology: The expanding food-tech space and what it means.
- Business: How to build a sustainable food business in a city (or nearby suburb).
- Drinks: Why is the good food movement drinking more?
- Seafood: How will small-scale fishers save East Coast seafood?
- Food Service: What will it take to bring the good food movement to scale in school cafeterias, hospitals, hotels, and beyond?
Attendees will also enjoy two days of discussions at the New School in Manhattan, food and drink tastings, as well as invitations to selected events during the weekend including walking tours of Brooklyn’s rooftop gardens, bus trips to Hudson Valley wine country, and a live food-tech meet-up.
Food Tank is honored to be participating in Edible Institute and we’re hoping to see many of you there!
We’re also excited to highlight five of the many Edible publications who are a voice for the good food movement and encourage eaters and consumers to join them in cultivating a better food system.
With a growing interest in food over the past 10 years, eaters and consumers in Boston can use Edible Boston as a guide to local products and seasonal food. The community-based publication is a resource guide to what’s new, what’s locally available, and an introduction to local change makers. It connects readers to the farmer at the local farmers market.
Edible Chicago is published seasonally and explores the local and sustainable food movement in the city. With a mission of changing the way people eat—one story and meal at a time—Edible Chicago provides interesting content and photographs connecting readers to the food culture of Chicago. Readers will find suggestions on where to eat, drink, and attend local food events in the area.
Edible Manhattan is a bi-monthly magazine that can be found in both print and online versions. Editor, Gabrielle Langholtz says, “Edible Manhattan pulls back the curtain on our city’s eats to reveal every spellbinding, unctuous tale in town.” This grassroots publication is a guide to eating experiences, where to find the best cookbooks, stories of lovacore legends, and the journey of urban ingredients from fields and farms to plates.
Edible Portland believes “there’s a pleasure in knowing.” The goal of this Edible publication is to be a resource that makes eating, growing, and enjoying local food a daily pleasure. Edible Portland is part of the growing movement to encourage people to eat more locally grown and locally produced foods. And part of this mission is to, as a result, help sustain local family farmers.
Edible Vancouver aims “to transform the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in their area.” The community-based magazine is published bi-monthly and each issue emphasizes the current food in season in the Vancouver Metro area.
Eaters and consumers can learn more about the Edible Communities by picking up a local publication, starting a new community publication, or attending the Edible Institute in New York City on May 10-11, 2014. For more details, itineraries, and to register, click here.