July 4th is all about freedom, food...and fireworks! This year join us in asking government leaders to participate in the Food Independence Day movement by celebrating freedom with locally sourced foods. In support of the event, Chris and I are using as many locally produced foods as we can this holiday. We hope you get involved by signing the petition and sharing your holiday menu on the Food Independence Day facebook page.
Most people start with a recipe, and go the store with a list of items to buy. Instead, when preparing your Food Independence Day Menu, look at what's available locally then determine what you'll make from those items. Here's a snapshot of our holiday spread:
It's prime lavender season and if you prefer not to forage for lavender, Clark Farm has lavender bunches for sale. Saturday they'll be at the Kansas Grown Farmers' Market. Visit them and wake up to your own lavender pancakes this July 4th. You could also make lavender lemonade, or use a beautiful lavender bunch as the focal point of your table.