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Have a Local, Organic Thanksgiving, Naturally!

Thanksgiving is the easiest time of year to “eat local and organic,” for the simple reason that nearly everything that appears on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner table has its roots in local, seasonal, organic foods. And that’s because Native Americans, and the Pilgrims they shared their food with, ate organic food long before it was called organic. Our …

November 17th, 2016  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Organic Farming, Sustainability


Earth Day Seder: A Culinary and Social Experiment

This year the first night of Passover fell on the same day as Earth Day. What a fantastic way to celebrate history, tradition and of course, food. Oddly enough, I am, and always have been, a secular individual. However, this year in a discussion with co-workers it seemed like there was interest in putting together …

May 13th, 2016  |  Published in Earth Dinner, In the Kitchen, Recipes, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Theresa Marquez, Creator of Earth Dinner

Download Anne O’Connor and Theresa Marquez. Mission Executive Theresa Marquez has worked for Organic Valley for nearly 22 years. Among her time at Organic Valley, Theresa has had many ideas that continue to cause us to re-examine our connection with food. Projects like WomenShare, Grass Up, and FrogTV ask us to delve deeper into the social, political and environmental issues …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


Bringing Food to Earth Day (And Every Day!)

Editor’s Note: We’ve gone on a search-and-rescue mission to find amazing stories and essays published in earlier print editions of Rootstock. Today’s throwback, “Bringing Food to Earth Day (And Every Day!)” was written by Sandra Steingraber for the Spring 2006 edition of Rootstock. Say the word Thanksgiving and what images come to mind? How about Fourth …

April 16th, 2015  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, From the Rootstock Vault


Creating Earth Dinner: A New Earth Day Tradition

Back in 2003, Theresa Marquez had an idea. “I always thought Earth Day should have a meal,” she says, thinking back on that time. “Every other holiday got a meal. Why not Earth Day?” Marquez, then marketing director for Organic Valley, and a little team of writers set to work on a concept that became known …

March 9th, 2015  |  Published in Earth Dinner


Earth Dinner How-To: Thanksgiving

With its abundance of food and a table surrounded by family and friends, Thanksgiving is an obvious holiday to incorporate the Earth Dinner theme. As with all Earth Dinners, there are only three “rules” (if you even want to call them that): 1.  Choose local, seasonal and organic ingredients for your meal. All the traditional Thanksgiving …

November 25th, 2014  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To, Featured Post


Earth Dinner How-To: At Home

The Earth Dinner isn’t just for organizations putting on big events. At home is where the Earth Dinner concept began, at Founder Theresa Marquez’s big kitchen table and with a simple question: How can we help eaters know where their food comes from? The answer? It starts at home around your own kitchen table, surrounded …

October 28th, 2014  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To


Earth Dinner How-To: The Basics

How do I do an Earth Dinner? The best thing about the Earth Dinner is it doesn’t have to be a “dinner.” It can be a sit-down meal or a stand-up social hour, a non-profit fundraiser meal or a for-profit restaurant theme night; it can be a potluck, catered or home-cooked. It can be celebrated around a restaurant …

October 28th, 2014  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To


Earth Dinner Ramblings

Among the sound of forks on plates, spontaneous laughter and stories of food, the following thoughts were shared at Organic Valley’s Earth Dinner. “There is a long growing raindrop down the tin roof of contemporary ag and time tick tocks to the mortuary while we sow seeds meant to undo so many wrongs by the state of a nation …

June 5th, 2014  |  Published in Earth Dinner


Earth Dinner 2014: Rebirth and Renewal

“Every day is Earth Day,” we like to say here at CROPP. So, naturally, we wait until May to celebrate Earth Day. April 22, especially this year, does not yield much fresh food in Wisconsin and we had quite a spring snow. However, in May we are eagerly hunting morels, digging ramps, finding watercress and …

May 27th, 2014  |  Published in Earth Dinner


 
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