Hello! I’m back to blogging and finding new and interesting local food info for you. On my trip out east, I dove into a wonderful book called The Good Food Revolution. The author, Will Allen, is a farmer in Wisconsin where he has turned a few acres on the edge of Milwaukee into an urban farm that is transforming his community. From the blurb on the cover: “The Good Food Revolution is the story of Allen’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.”
And right here in Portland we have an urban business that’s introducing an exciting new sustainable agriculture system to our community: the Aquaponic Integrated Food Energy and Water System. Check out Portland Purple Water’s eight minute video and information on their truly sustainable food system they’re developing in their new location near the St. John’s Bridge.
The other night, at the Beaverton City Council meeting, A & P Appliance received a best business award. They’ve been repairing and selling appliances for years in Beaverton, and in true community spirit, they’ve recently added A & P Kitchen, Local Specialty Foods & Kitchen Products. It makes me happy to see local businesses pairing with local food producers. Let’s support our home grown businesses!