Local Food News: ‘Farm-to-Plate’ Initiative, Perl Catering Signs Lease, Just A Pinch Announces Universal Online Recipe Box
I’ve often talked about how much I love Nashville, especially in this post about my love for East Nashville establishments. I’ve gotten wind of a few neat things food-related happenings ’round these parts, so thought I’d share a little round up.
Lisa Shively’s ‘Farm To Plate’ Initiative
Local food advocate and publisher of The Local Table, Lisa Shively has launched a GoFundMe campaign to create “an online local food sourcing network that will connect Tennessee farmers directly to chefs, schools, hospitals and other institutions…The logistics for sourcing local food can be cumbersome and difficult for both farmers and chefs and this website will make the process simpler for each to connect with the other.” Watch the video below to learn more and check out her GoFundMe campaign here.
Perl Catering Kickstarter Campaign
I found Perl Catering at Food Blog Forum Nashville last year. They’re a husband-wife team committed to local eating and delicious food. We’ve hired them for our upcoming wedding and I couldn’t be more excited to serve our guests local meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies cooked with love. Earlier this year they launched a KickStarter campaign to raise funds for a brick and mortar location and recently announced they’ve signed a lease to open a location in Bellevue. Per a recent e-newsletter, “This spot will be the perfect place to house our cafe, retail deli and market and provide a space for evening events, dinners and catering functions. Our projected opening date is mid-October so that we can be up and running for the holiday season.” Yay!
Just A Pinch Recipes
Full disclosure: I work for Just A Pinch as I shared with you all in this post. We’ve just launched a very exciting new enhancement on the site called “Pinch It!” that allows you to save recipes to your virtual recipe box on justapinch.com from anywhere on the web! So, not only can you upload family favorite recipes of your own but you can now also save your other favorites from anywhere on the Internet. We’re the only major recipe site to do this and we couldn’t be more pumped!
What food news do you have?