Sunday, May 3, 2009

Homegrown Minneapolis Wants Your Feedback

Would you support city policies that support increased growth, sales, distribution, and consumption of healthy, locally grown foods for all Minneapolis residents? Should the city create the necessary internal structure to support these efforts?

Homegrown Minneapolis is an initiative to develop recommendations for the City of Minneapolis to improve sales, distribution and consumption of fresh, locally grown foods to positively impact the health, food security, economy and environment of our City and the surrounding region.

Since December 2008, Homegrown Minneapolis has been working to develop specific recommendations for ways in which the City can assist in these efforts. The draft of these recommendations is now available for review and they have invited your feedback.

Your comments, along with stakeholder comments and comments from the community at two public meetings, will be used to further develop their final recommendations report before they present them to the Mayor and City Council in June 2009.

You can submit your feedback using their “Contact Us” page.

[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]


Lee said...

Excellent post, I just linked to it from my blog. Thanks for the info!

Carissa said...

Hi, I couldn't find your email so I'm leaving this email:

We're offering free Blue Sky Guides (regularly $20) to food bloggers. Here's the promotion:

Do you blog about local food and want a free Blue Sky Guide? Talk about us with a link back to a recipe or farmers market how-to post in the next week, AND add us to your blogroll, and we’ll mail you a free book. Limit one per person, ends May 14th or when/if we hit our book limit, at which point we will post a notice on the homepage at We will use the pingback on recipes at our site to identify you.

Promoting Farmers Markets with 2 Weeks of Recipes
To celebrate spring, we’re bringing you two weeks of recipes here at, and we’ve added farmers markets to our green business directory! Map the markets nearest you using your address, and leave comments about your favorite vendors. Then, check back daily for a new recipe with ingredients from the farmers market. New to the farmers market shopping scene? We’re starting a how to go to market series on Fridays, beginning with the explanation of organic certification. Next up: Market Manners and the Meat Market.

Farm ingredients in upcoming recipes:

Dandelion greens
Green garlic
…and more!

Nikki & David Goldbeck said...

We didn't know about your blog when we wrote this news release.

Healthy Dining Guide Declares

“It’s Not Only What You Eat, It’s Where You Eat”

New Edition of Healthy Highways Boasts 1000 New Listings

Now Featuring 2800 Locations

It is often said “you are what you eat,” but according to best-selling food writers Nikki & David Goldbeck, the authors of, Healthy Highways: The Travelers Guide to Healthy Eating (Ceres Press, $19.95, Second Ed., 2009), “you are also where you eat.”

Since you are where you eat, the Goldbecks want you to find the healthiest eateries. And that’s why they have produced two editions of this guide to healthy eateries which lists vegetarian, vegan and those who have shown a commitment to healthy eating.

Healthy Highways is fast becoming the essential guide to healthy eating while on the highways and byways of the USA. Many people keep their copy in the glove compartment next to the maps and GPS. The new 2009 500 -page edition has 1,000 more listings than the first edition with only a one dollar price increase. In addition, there are free and exclusive updates on for book’s owners.

Healthy Highways is arranged alphabetically by state and city for all 50 states. A unique feature are the state maps which the authors created to help travelers locate listings geographically. Naturally every entry in this succinct guide starts with the basics: address, phone number and hours of operation. Graphic symbols next to each entry indicate whether travelers will find a sit down meal or groceries to restock a cooler or picnic basket.

But the authors don’t stop there. In addition basic attributes is a bulleted list of what the establishment offers, such as: organic produce, vegetarian or vegan friendly, fresh juice, alcohol, seating and service style (wait staff or full service), take-out, and more. The Goldbecks add that, “not only does Healthy Highways help people eat better on the road, it also gives them an opportunity to see parts of the country that often whiz by.”

Among the listings are eateries ranging from drive-through to gourmet. There are several innovative health-conscious restaurant chains, beachside and open air venues, vegetarian street carts, all-vegetarian hospital and university cafeterias, ethnic restaurants that specialize in vegetarian or organic fare, clubs and pubs featuring vegetarian/natural food, and haute cuisine “tasting menus.” There are also locations where travelers can find prepackaged foods, natural beverages and healthy snacks.

Healthy Highways Always Up-to-Date

To keep Healthy Highways current, changes to listings are posted by users and the authors on Moreover, book owners will be able to download an exclusive supplement of new locations as they are discovered. The website also includes record of favorite Goldbeck travel and health resources, such as locations of swimming pools, national parks and pet friendly hotels.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Nikki and David Goldbecks’ pioneering books have had a powerful influence on the way America eats for more than three decades. Best known for their 1970’s bestseller The Supermarket Handbook, and their widely acclaimed American Wholefoods Cuisine, the Goldbecks are also authors of The Good Breakfast Book, The Healthiest Diet in the World, and Eat Well, the YoChee Way. David’s latest book is The ABC’s of Fruits & Vegetables and Beyond.

Healthy Highways

Price: $19.95

Pages: 480



Pub Date: July 2009


Printed on recycled paper

TO ORDER Healthy Highways is available in book and natural food stores everywhere or directly for $19.95, plus $4.75 s/h and NY sales tax, from Ceres Press, P.O. Box 87, Woodstock, NY 12498, or visit for online discounts.

For more information, please call 845-679-5573 or email