The other day I was purchasing some bulk items at Sunshine Health Food store in Morro Bay and came across a new publication being offered in San Luis Obispo County. Edible SlO, as it is titled, is exactly the kind of local food publication this county has been lacking. I read my first issue cover to cover and am very excited. Edible SLO will be published quarterly and will be covering every aspect of our local food scene such as organic farms, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), urban and community gardens, chefs that support local farmers, Slow Food movement, Food not Lawn Groups, Farm to School groups, and anything else that supports our local food shed. There is also a section of seasonal recipes (yes, seasonal!)that actually use local foods, along with a resource for the featured ingredient.
I think Edible SLO is just what our local food scene needs to sort of tie us all together. Thank you to Bob Banner, publisher of Edible SLO as well as Hope Dance, for providing a locally published resource that reflects our locavore way of life and beliefs. I am very excited about this and am encouraging you locals out there to check out this magazine. I have included a link under My Favorite Websites, and you can also link to the Edible SLO website via this post. Help support our truly local publications, it is just as important as supporting our local food system. We need local voices.