Eat Local! Turnips

By Teri McKenzie / January 31, 2018

Turnips have a long history as a “bottom of the barrel” food, reserved for the less fortunate or used as livestock feed during times of hardship. From getting tossed at criminals by Roman soldiers, to serving as the primary ration for soldiers and civilians alike in World Wars I and…

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One Dinner

By Jena Lassiter / January 4, 2018

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1515093382429{border-top-width: 15px !important;border-right-width: 15px !important;border-bottom-width: 15px !important;border-left-width: 15px !important;padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #d35c3a !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #d35c3a !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #d35c3a !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #d35c3a !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] One Chef. One Night. One Ingredient. One Dinner is a series of multi-course dinners that…

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Meet Your Farmer – Tess Hahn

By Teri McKenzie / December 27, 2017

A visit to Bah Bah Blacktail Farm in early December provided an excellent opportunity to talk with Tess Hahn about her sheep farm business. Winter is a quiet time of rest for the sheep; they spend their days outside in the pastures, their heavy, wooly coats provide a thick insulation…

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Eat Local! Ancient Grains

By Teri McKenzie / November 30, 2017

Humans have been consuming grains since the birth of civilization. Today, corn, rice, and wheat are the mostly widely produced grains in the world, but heirloom or heritage grains are making a comeback due to their better nutrient profiles and unique flavors. By definition, a grain is a member of…

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Meet Your Farmer – Ace of Spades Farm

By Teri McKenzie / November 1, 2017

I met farmers Alex Ekins and Amy Dolomont on a lovely, late summer day at Ace of Spades Farm. Located just a few miles short miles west of Spokane, the 40-acre parcel of land is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Three years ago, following a…

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Eat Local! Apples

By Teri McKenzie / October 31, 2017

Although an apple is quite a common fruit, it offers more than just a juicy, crunchy snack fix. Apples are bursting with nutrients and a variety of diverse flavors from sweet to sour, and the autumn months serve as the perfect time to pick some apples and add them to…

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Julia Longfield

By Teri McKenzie / October 1, 2017

One of the key positions that the INWFN Board of Directors agreed needed to be filled prior to our filing to become a 501c.3 nonprofit was that of bookkeeper. As fate would have it, shortly after identifying the need Julia Longfield was introduced to us by another supporter. Currently serving…

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Meet Your Farmer – John Sheppard

By Teri McKenzie / October 1, 2017

I met John Sheppard at the Kootenai County Farmer’s Market in Hayden on an unseasonably damp and chilly Saturday morning in September. John and his daughter Alexa were chatting with a steady stream of customers who stopped by their booth. Business was brisk, but John had graciously agreed to meet…

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Eat Local! Mushrooms

By Luke Black / September 30, 2017

From shiitake to portabella, mushrooms have long played a part in food cultures around the world. Mushrooms are classified as fungi since they are grown from microscopic spores rather than a seed. Chinese, Greek, and South American cultures believed that mushrooms possessed magical and healing powers. In Egypt, mushrooms were…

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Meet Your Farmer – Quillisascut Farm

By Luke Black / August 31, 2017

Rick and Lora Lea Misterly, owners of Quillisascut Farm, operate a diverse business that includes marketing and selling their unique raw milk farmstead goat cheese, and operating an educational center that offers a variety of workshops on farming, sustainable agriculture, and farm to table cooking. Please tell me about Quillisascut…

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