May 28, 2014


Wagner's Farms in Meridian, Idaho | Karen June Miller

I adore the locavore movement because it embraces our local farmers, strengthens sustainability, and focuses on more eco-friendly practices. Yet, I continually meet people who are not familiar with the term locavore. Wikipedia explains it like this...
A locavore is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market. One often cited, but not universal, definition of "local" food is food grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase or consumption.[1] The locavore movement in the United States and elsewhere was spawned as a result of interest in sustainability and eco-consciousness becoming more prevalent.[2]
I explored some local Idaho resources today. One find was Winchester Beef, a family owned business out of Parma, Idaho that sells farm-raised beef containing no hormones or antibiotics. They have a new customer! 

I also support the mom-and-pop stores. I have passed The Sweet Spot many times while driving Downtown Caldwell. They recently changed their sign and, today, I am certain that it leapt into my passenger seat. Not one to delay discovery, I pulled over.

The Sweet Spot features a happy duet: Kathy's Kakes and Penny's Pies. I had been driving to Nampa to purchase Penny's de-lucious pies, only to find out that she is practically in my backyard! I arrived later in the day when most of the cookies, pies, cupcakes, lemon bars, pink macaroons, and other goodies (I know, torture) had been snatched up. I can only imagine what the bulging display looks like in the morning! Well, the sweets made it home and immediately disappeared. Click HERE to pay them a visit.

In the sweet pie and pie,