Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The New Economy

This excellent, longish article from The Nation articulates a lot of the values we've been thinking about, values borne of the "deepening sense of the profound ecological challenges facing the planet and growing despair at the inability of traditional politics to address economic failings". Gar Alperovitz does a great job of summarizing the timing and motivation behind this movement, the challenges, and identifying some key thinkers.  

mo foods (and our future project ;) sees itself fitting in as another one of the "institutions whose priorities are broader than those that typically flow from the corporate emphasis on the bottom line. At the cutting edge of experimentation are the growing number of egalitarian, and often green, worker-owned cooperatives. Hundreds of 'social enterprises' that use profits for environmental, social or community-serving goals are also expanding rapidly. In many communities urban agricultural efforts have made common cause with groups concerned about healthy nonprocessed food. And all this is to say nothing of 1.6 million nonprofit corporations that often cross over into economic activity."

Join us.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gift basket for Heather Graham

So yesterday I volunteered on the set of an indie movie being filmed in San Francisco and one of my tasks was to put together and deliver a gift basket for actress Heather Graham, who was just arriving at a downtown hotel.
I had one hour.
If I had had more time, I would have hit up a bunch of hot local food vendors, creative artisans like Nosh This, Nute's Cupcakes, Simply Mochi, or Shae Irving's Jams.
But with my limited time, I hit Samovar Tea Lounge and Bi-Rite Market and put together a little package that would feed her for the 2 weeks she's in town and further pique her interest in SF food culture.
Hope it worked!

Friday, June 10, 2011

SF Underground Market - night edition

Quick update on the delicious items we'll be serving on Saturday at the SF Underground Market at Public Works.  Come find us from 6pm to 11:30pm!

We're joining forces with the talents of Fairie Goatmother and offering their amazing goat cheese in our dishes:

  • Olive bread sandwich with mozzarella, nasturtium pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes
  • Spring greens topped with chévre and preserved lemons
  • Chévre cheesecake smothered in spicy pickled oranges
My mouth is watering just typing that.  Jae made the olive bread herself, not to mention the tasty salad dressing, and you won't want to miss it.

We'll offer some individual jars and containers of both mo foods' and Fairie Goatmother's creations,  so you can make your own at home.
  • Nasturtium Pesto
  • Spicy Pickled Oranges
  • Preserved Meyer Lemons
  • Chévre
  • Mozzarella (unless I eat it all before we get to market)
Lastly, you'll also find our refreshing Hand-Squeezed Sparkling Meyer Lemonade, and possibly some of our mo'shine if you're so inclined.

Come join us on Saturday evening!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hello mo foods fans and supporters!

We will happily be going to market again next Saturday June 11 at the SF Underground Market at Public Works (161 Erie St. in the Mission). But this time, we're selling at night, 6pm-12am! The night portion has more booze, music, and workshops, and it will be our first time there. We're pretty excited!

Brilliant partner Jae is going to be coming up with some creative new recipes of deliciousness to eat there.

In the next week we will be picking surplus fruit and veggies -- have any going to waste in your backyards?

Shoot us an email and we'll bring you some of our tasty Spicy Pickled Oranges to trade.

And come join us on the 11th!

Happy spring!