Archive for June, 2013

Cotton Southern Bistro in Chesapeake Virginia

Jun 30 2013

Directions

Cotton Southern Bistro

648 Grassfield Parkway

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

www.cottonsouthernbistro.com

(757) 609-3156

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The area’s signature restaurant featuring farm to fork ingredients with an emphasis on southern classics with a modern twist. Southern comfort food featuring fresh, local ingredients. Made from scratch in a family atmosphere.

Where Does Your Food Come From?

Jun 26 2013

Local meat markets

Technology has made feeding people a lot easier for farmers. This is good. It has made it so that people do not have to be farmers to grow their own food. Today, only about two or three percent of Americans are farmers. In 1870, somewhere between seventy and eighty percent of Americans were involved in agriculture.

Technological advances have allowed farmers to store food for longer and have more food movement. However, the desire people have to eat local produce is still there. Food articles show that many people buy their vegetables at farm markets.

The draw of market place foods is obvious. They are fresh. By buying produce at a local farm market, a person can literally eat fruits or vegetables that were picked the day that they eat them. It is also evident in food articles that people like to support

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Eating Local Is a Great Way to Support Community Agriculture

Jun 13 2013

Csa farms

Looking to change the way you eat? I’m not just talking about taking up the latest fad diet, or digesting articles about food totally at random. I’m talking about exploring the delicious and proactive possibilities of organic eating and local agriculture. Looking for locally focused articles about food is a great way to find out about what’s going on in the food movement in your area, and how you can benefit and participate. Somewhere nearby may be a whole independent food network local residents are already sharing in and enjoying… so why not you, too?

Some of the articles about food you may want to investigate include tips on how to eat local in your region. You may find that there are any number of Csa farms serving your area, farms that you can help support and that can return the favor with delicious and healthy home grown produce. CSA, as you may have learned from other articles about food, is ‘Community Supported Agriculture,’ a grassroots movement in which small local farms grow food that’s often shared with other locals in a barter or investment system. In other words, producers may exchange food they’ve grown, or some locals may make a donation of money or labor and then receive numerous deliveries of great produce in return throughout the growing season.

Some other articles about food may help lead you to a local organic farmers market, where you’ll find delightful non GMO produce that can be difficult or impossible to come by at an ordinary grocery store, or even at a run of the mill farmers market. And these articles about food can also tell you where to go beyond produce, with tips on how to find local meat markets that serve and sell product from farm raised, humanely slaughtered and genetically unmodified livestock (something you REALLY won’t find much of at a grocery store).

If you’re new to the organic and locally grown phenomenon, you don’t need to feel pressured to go “all organic” all of a sudden! But it’s something exciting to investigate, and reading up on some locally focused articles about food is a great place to begin.

YNot Pizza and Italian Cuisine in Virginia Beach Virginia

Jun 11 2013

Directions

YNot Pizza and Italian Cuisine

5257 Providence Road

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

www.ynotpizza.com

(757) 474-6000

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Delivering the best pizza and Italian food in the area. Come and enjoy our hand-tossed pizzas, calzones and Stromboli, or sample our world class traditional Italian pastas, breads, pastries, salads, soups and surprises. Available for delivery, pickup or dine in.

YNot Pizza and Italian Cuisine in Norfolk VA

Jun 04 2013

Directions

YNot Pizza and Italian Cuisine

4412 Monarch Way

Norfolk, VA 23508

www.ynotpizza.com

(757) 502-8211

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Delivering the best pizza and Italian food in the area. Come and enjoy our hand-tossed pizzas, calzones and Stromboli, or sample our world class traditional Italian pastas, breads, pastries, salads, soups and surprises. Available for delivery, pickup or dine in.