Fresh Foods

The Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up #45

Happy Wednesday my friends!
Welcome to week #45 of the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I have 2 announcements for you today:
1. I’m not doing a monthly “feature” posts anymore. Flat out. I want to want to do it but it just takes up so much time and energy compiling everything that I don’t get a proper chance to really read your posts – which is actually what I want to be doing. So no more features. That being said, I’ve decided to open up The Fresh Foods Pinterest Board – keep reading for more info….
 2. Next week – on July 24th – the link up will be featuring a special edition… The Wednesday Fresh Foods Potluck Party! And you’re all invited! I invite you to bring your very best dishes to the par-tay! Whether that’s food or a rant, all “dishes” are welcome!
I’ll even provide the code so you can embed the link up on your own blogs (super easy to do). After all, everyone should be present if it’s a pot luck – am I right?? Everyone is invited!
And because the link up will be featured on your blogs as well, feel free to post about the party this week on your own blog. Let’s see how big we can make this bad boy! Will it be a quaint get together between friends or a raging mixer with everyone we know? Spread the word my lovelies – Wednesday Fresh Foods just got amped up!
Please feel free to link up posts containing:
  • CSA collections;
  • Farmer’s market treasures;
  • Home grown/raised hauls;
  • Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
  • DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, small living, etc…
You may link up to 3 posts in a given week that you haven’t shared here before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Please make an effort to click on any of the linked up posts and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you’ve shared – because we know how much we all love comments!
And lastly, please include the button below or a simple text link back to this link up in the post(s) you share:
 I want this blog hop to feature you as well as help each other come together to form a resource of good food ways for one another.
The Fresh Foods Pinterest Board is now open to ALL of you! If you’d like to pin your posts to the communal board, just chuck me an email and I’ll add you to it! That way, more exposure for you and less administrative work for me! Horray! 
Also, don’t be afraid to tweet your weekly link-up contributions with the hashtag #FreshFoodsWednesday or share your contributions on the Gastronomical Sovereignty Facebook Page – as I’ve mentioned before, this link-up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness. We can do this together!


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  • Stacy Makes Cents
    July 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Thanks so much for hosting! Looking forward to the party. 🙂

  • Amy Lee Scott
    July 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Kristy, thanks so much for hosting! I am new to the link up scene and since I love your blog I thought I’d join the fun 🙂

  • Amy Lee Scott
    July 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    PS: I’m having trouble getting to the Pinterest board (the link doesn’t seem to be working).

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      Thanks Amy!! I’ve just fixed it – you should be able to get there now 🙂

    July 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I’m in! I’ve joined! (Please, tell me you get this IT Crowd FriendFace reference, otherwise I’ll feel nerdy.)

    Pinterest, that is. After attending the G+ Virtual Food Bloggers conference over the weekend, hosted by +Chef Dennis Littley, I was inspired to consider Pinterest as not a time suck but as . . . . well, a useful time suck. I’m there as Farm Fresh Feasts, so I will look for you next scheduled time suck period. I mean . . . well you know.

    Today I am linking up 2 zucchinis and a tomato. If it were 2 tomatoes and a zucchini Meghan would have a #publicbanana, but it’s the other way ’round. I’ve got Nutella Zucchini muffins–cake like, tasty, and yet my standard ‘not as sweet, with whole wheat’ muffin because I can’t seem to make muffins any other way.
    I’ve also got a Zucchini, Corn, Leek and Pesto pizza–summer flavors I’d put up, that I threw onto a pizza midwinter (and sat on the blog post until the appropriate season). Finally, a fast, fresh, raw tomato sauce. This involves a knife and a bowl (probably a cutting board unless you’re a ninja) and best of all–no ovens required!

    It’s humid here. Sticky. I love not turning on the oven. However the family loves their Friday Night Pizza Nights.

    I’m looking forward to my new time suck–thanks for the FFPB!

  • Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs
    July 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    People who have gluten sensitivities shouldn’t have to miss out on all the fun. This week I shared a recipe for gluten-free sourdough starter. Tried and true in several batches of pancakes already! ~Tiffany