May 27, 2015

Beautiful Locally Grown Food

In this week's feature (read it here), restaurant critic Cheryl Baehr challenged herself to only eat food that was sourced from within 150 miles of St. Louis. In many ways, it was harder than she thought. But she also learned to revel in simple pleasures: fresh fruit, Berkshire pork, verdant greens. Click through and get inspired. Photos by Steve Truesdell.
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Garlic from Gateway Garlic Urban Farm in Carondelet.
Garlic from Gateway Garlic Urban Farm in Carondelet.
Biver Farms' Drew Wells.
Biver Farms' Drew Wells.
Radishes, grown at St. Louis' International Institute.
Radishes, grown at St. Louis' International Institute.
Sarah Buila from Buila Farms.
Sarah Buila from Buila Farms.
Chicken from California, Missouri's Buttonwood Farms.
Chicken from California, Missouri's Buttonwood Farms.
Sarah Buila from Buila Farms...and a huge cabbage.
Sarah Buila from Buila Farms...and a huge cabbage.
Sorghum from St. Charles.
Sorghum from St. Charles.
Kale from Double Star Farms.
Kale from Double Star Farms.
Local ground bison.
Local ground bison.
Asparagus from Double Star Farms in Bluford, Illinois.
Asparagus from Double Star Farms in Bluford, Illinois.