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Promise of Peace Garden Will Move to a New Location Away From Opposing Neighbors

“Hi, I’m Kelley Russell.” A tall, blonde woman reaches her hand out to Elizabeth Dry, the founder of Promise of Peace Garden, and states with assurance, “You’re the garden lady.” Dry is standing inside her crammed, soon-to-be office inside White Rock United Methodist Church, scoping out the room that will make the garden’s move to […]

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Dallas Chefs Take a Tour of Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm

Yesterday morning, Dallas chefs filed into a bus for a field trip to Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm with Chefs’ Produce, a Texas-based wholesaler of produce. I got lucky and tagged along. J.T. Lemley – a long-time farmer who still loves his work even though it’s taken a toll on his back– led us on […]

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Q&A With Top Chef Contestant and Giving Through Growing Ambassador Candice Kumai

Eight years ago, Candice Kumai was a contestant on the premiere season of Bravo’s Top Chef. Today, she’s the author of two books, “Pretty Delicious: Lean and Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You” and “Cook Yourself Sexy: Easy Delicious Recipes for the Hottest, Most Confident You,” which is coming out next month. She’s […]

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Another Reason Why We Love Tom Spicer

Deep in a forest beyond the douchiness of Dallas lives free spirit, forager, and my fellow Firesign Theater fan, Tom Spicer. He’s the head fiddlehead over at Spiceman’s FM 1410. Today he sends this gorgeous photo and a note. I quote: Do you… verjus? Harvested early this morning at Spiceman’s FM 1410 garden, Cabernet Sauvignon […]

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Bolsa Mercado Hosts Guest Chefs to Benefit Café Momentum

Today marks the start of Bolsa Mercado‘s new program to host weekly guest chefs who’ll be cooking three-course to-go dinners (as part of the “Dinner for Two” program) in Bolsa Mercado’s kitchen. These guest chefs will be incorporating vegetables from the Dallas Youth Village‘s garden in their menus, and a portion of the dinner sales […]

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Art Saveur Holds Premier Event at Garden Café in Dallas

Art Saveur is a new organization for people who share an interest in both art and dining. Their slogan is: “Blending Passion for Art, Food, and Wine into Art-Inspired Gourmet Meals.” They held their inaugural event last Saturday at Garden Café in the Junius Heights neighborhood of East Dallas. About 28 diners enjoyed the event. […]

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Hotel Palomar In Dallas Supports Promise of Peace Community Garden at Spring Wine Hour

One perk for guests at the Hotel Palomar in Dallas is the Wine Hour they host in the evenings. Last week, the hotel opened the event to the public and combined it with a fundraiser for the Promise of Peace Community Garden. The Ackermans provided musical entertainment. Promise of Peace is a non-profit active in […]

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Tom Spicer Has Bounty of Farm-Fresh Produce for Sale

Our favorite forager, Tom Spicer has lots for sale at FM 1410. Here’s his latest update on inventory. Okay, enough with the links already. Here’s what I need you to buy…and if you can’t buy anything then just come sit out on my back deck and take in the fertile scenery yields of my blood, […]

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Inventory at Tom Spicer’s FM1410

This unedited list just in from Spiceman: Developing and properly staffing any small business operation, especially a farm of any size, on less than a budget of shoe string potatoes isn’t easy… then throw a tanked economy on that camel. Fewph! But I’ve DONE IT! My garden is filled out and flush, The new deck we built […]

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How to Identify Genetically Modified Food at the Grocery Store

A loyal Disher (h/t DG) sends  a link to a recent newsletter by Dr. Dirt. His parents know him as Howard Garrett, the multi-media writer/talker of all things growing. Anywhoo, Dr. Dirt has a quick guide to identifying genetically modified food in the grocery store. So if you’d like a little less Monsanto in your […]

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Special Report: Urban Acres in Oak Cliff

Patrick Kennedy files a story about Urban Acres in the March issue of D Magazine. It’s an in-depth look at former-chef-turned-thoughtful grocer Steven Bailey and his venture Urban Acres. Here’s a snippet of Kennedy’s story: Urban Acres’ recipe is one part hands-on learning experience and two parts community involvement, further distinguishing it from the impersonal […]

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Shop Tonight at Mockingbird Station Market in Dallas

This is (obviously) not a man from Dallas shopping at a local market. Some people. The full crop of ripe Texas produce is just around the corner but local markets are kicking into high gear with all kinds of goodies. The two clichés in the previous sentence should be enough of an incentive to get […]

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It’s Wild Foraged Fennel Pollen Season!

Tra la, tra la. Here is a lengthy note from Tom Spicer. He’s been busy as a, well, bee. Go, Tom: Greetings from The FM 1410, the Spiceman’s lair of Culi-ne’er-do-wells and looking to please or sometimes… tease with tastes of trinkets from his garden. We have a nice garden buffet of fresh, edible greens, flowers and […]

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Restaurant News Bits and Bites

From the copy and paste press release department: Pinkberry. Just in time for the beginning of “Pinkberry Season”: two new decadent and delicious toppings. Cheesecake Bites and Cinnamon Streusel have joined the extensive list of luscious yogurt pairings offered on Pinkberry’s topping bar. Celebrate spring with new swirl topping sweets, and follow @pinkberryswirl for juicy […]

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