This past month I was asked to write an article for Sun Valley Property News (SVPN) about an art show that has a lot of different components. Paulette Phlipot, a local food photographer, is passionate about real food and getting back to the ways of natural eating. So when asked to have a photography exhibit, she took it one step further, involving local food organizations, local restaurants, and giving back to the community.
I took the opportunity to further Paulette's mission to educate our community about real food, and write about our Wood River Valley and the pieces and people in the community that play integral roles but are often overlooked. We see the details- a farmer's market here, a good restaurant there, but it's easy to forget that they all fit together to paint a complete picture. Not just in the Wood River Valley, but everywhere.
I met a lot of wonderful people in the Sun Valley, Idaho food community while writing this piece, one being Ali Long of the Local Food Alliance, which you'll read about below. The following week I received an email from Ali- she cc'ed me on a letter recommending Anne food. as a contributor to Foodstand, a new app seeking to create an active food community. I had a phone call with the Co-Founder of Foodstand a few days later, and was excited to find out that their goal is exactly what I was writing about in my article- connecting farmers, chefs and consumers together- in the form of an app!
Check out Foodstand's website. The app takes the form of Instagram for food people, and allows you to create a profile by identifying what type of food person you are (food lover, chef, food writer, farmer, market, restaurant, etc). To start with, Foodstand is creating a web of people in the food industry. And it's growing to become a resource for everyone- for asking/answering food-related questions, discovering new restaurants and people within your community, and finding recipe inspiration while being able to locate the necessary ingredients from local farmers and retailers in real time, all within the app. Things come full circle... Thanks to Ali for connecting me with Foodstand! And thanks to Paulette for having an inspiring show. And to Kim at SVPN for asking me to write the article. Community is running strong.
I look forward to furthering my relationship with Foodstand, and hope to integrate a direct feed from my profile on the Foodstand app into the Anne food. blog very soon. And I also look forward to furthering my relationship with the Wood River Valley food community. Which should be everyone- we all eat, right? Check the article out below, and more to come on the Foodstand front... Enjoy.