Local food; slow food… it’s got me thinking. I’ve been considering putting together a print edition of Apartment Farm, and I think this summer is the perfect time to get it off the ground. This first issue will focus on local food in the Great Lakes region (broadly defined as Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan). I’d like to invite Apartment Farm readers to contribute to it. I’m looking for short essays on the following topics:
— Interviews with a local farmer, grocer, or artisan.
— How to articles (for example, home brewing, preserving food, windowsill gardening, etc.)
— City guides (what farms, markets and independent stores are available in your city or town?)
— Articles on value-added products (like soaps, candles, crafts and other artisan/farm products)
— “Definition” articles (define “organic”, “heirloom”, “CSA”, etc.)
— Family histories, as they relate to farming, gardening or cooking
— Recipes, including the history of the recipes and/or ingredients
Remember, articles should be relevant to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan as these are the four states that constitute local for me. This print edition will debut in July, so I’d like to have articles submitted to me by June 1st. If you’re interested in submitting any of the above, leave me a comment and I will get in touch with you. Additionally, if you’d like some copies of the “Get Local Guide” contact me as well, and I’ll make sure to set aside some copies for you or your group. I’ll likely charge $1 a piece to cover postage costs for mailing. So, start writing! I can’t wait to see what the Apartment Farm community has to say!