Locavore Dinner Preparations Under Way
by Percy McManus
The Co-opâ€™s fourth annual Locavore dinner will be held on August 3rd, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for 18 and under. They can be purchased online at the Coo-op website
, any time at the Co-op, or at the farmerâ€™s market in Placerville on Saturdays at the Co-op booth, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Last yearâ€™s event was a sellout, and we could barely fit everyone at the tables. And itâ€™s no wonder---the food was delicious! Itâ€™s gathered the morning of the event from local growers, who have chosen it fresh from their farms and ranches, sometimes that very morning, so the flavors are incredible. This is the way food was meant to be eaten, and the health benefits are tremendous.
This yearâ€™s menu includes gluten-free meatloaf with gravy, three kinds of quiches that have proved very popular, gluten-free pizzas with Robertâ€™s incredible tomato sauce made from scratch, various salads and fruits, and lots of homemade desserts from our wonderful Co-op members that are hard to resist! Our hard-working growers and producers give us this opportunity to not only enjoy the end results of their hard labors, but to appreciate and connect with them at a personal level. We persuade some of the growers to speak for a few minutes about what and why they do what they do, and itâ€™s always enlightening.
*LOCAVORE. : one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.