Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Food tasting promotes natural, local foods and local economy

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - If you're looking to try some foods that are not only natural, but local, then head over to the City of Rome, where Brenda's Natural Foods at 216 West Dominick Street is holding a food tasting until 6 p.m. on Friday.

Cookies, popcorn and yogurt are just a few things that were available for sampling and were not only natural, but many from local farms and manufacturers.

Store owner Brenda Henry says that shopping local is not only good for one's health, but also helps local farmers and business, boosting the local economy.

Henry says that starting Monday, April 2, the shop will be offering some new items to take with you on the go.

"We're going to do light lunch options and take out foods. We don't really have room to sit, but we're going to have gluten free and regular multi-grain wraps with organic turkey and ham and veggies, veggie wraps, salads," she said. "I'd like to do a southwest salad and maybe a salad, maybe a cobb salad with eggs. We have local eggs."

If you'd like to order your own local food, Brenda's Natural Food Store is a pick-up point for the Foodshed Syracuse, where you can go online and order local produce and meats and pick them up in the City of Rome.

There is also a Foodshed based out of Utica for the city and its surrounding towns and villages. Foodshed offers residents a connection to local farms and producers for organic, natural and local food and products.

Source: WKTV

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