#mychowshare

We love to hear what you do with your shares, so when you whip up something you’re proud of, please post it on our Facebook page or Twitter.  And use #mychowshare!

This week, we shared a pic of a great kale salad we threw together using many of the most recent Chow Share items. Here’s the recipe for that:

Kale, Carrot, Radish, Microgreens, and Parsley Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette Dressing.

Salad
7 cups kale, chopped with stems removed
3 carrots, chopped
2 radishes, sliced thinly and halved
1 small container microgreens
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup steamed lentils (cold or hot)

Dressing (from allrecipes.com)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Prepare all ingredients, toss, eat, and enjoy how delicious sustainable, healthy eating can be!

Snack Ideas: Easy Ways to Use

Snack Ideas: Easy Ways to Use
From: Chow Share 8

“Your Veggies”

Prepared by Christopher Wharton. PhD

Mixed Veggies for Mobile Health

This week’s share features at least 4 veggies you can easily bring with you to work, school, or while running errands to snack on and avoid unhealthy stops for chips, candy, or fast food. Your salad mix and spinach are perfect for throwing in a bag and bringing with you to sit and eat at work or between classes. All you need is a resealable container or bag for the greens, and a small container for a couple tablespoons of your favorite dressing. Pack a fork and you’re ready to go. You also have beautiful purple carrots and broccoli. These take only two minutes to rinse and chop up. Once again, you need only one container for the veggies and a smaller container for a dip or dressing (try using the mixed greens pesto recipe above!) and you’ve once again got yourself a satisfying snack that is low in calories, high in nutrients, and long on protective benefits for health!!

The Chow Share

Building the business of Chow Locally has been an exciting adventure for our team.  We’ve worked hard to create something that not only made sense as a business, but truly served the health and nutrition needs of you and your community.   And, we hoped our business would point us in the direction of changing the world by improving the food system.

We’re excited now to introduce an offering we think takes us and you one step closer to that goal.  The Chow Share is a subscription program that allows you to get a weekly box filled with the best local foods seasonally available, chef-prepared recipes, nutrition information, and of course our guarantee that all foods were produced in ethical and sustainable ways.  We’ve tried to take everything people truly care about when it comes to food and put it in one box. 

With the Chow Share, you don’t have to worry about whether the food was produced in the right way or not.  We make sure for you.  You don’t have to worry about figuring out what local vegetables are available and how to prepare them.  We give you that information.  And, you don’t have to worry about how to fit these foods into a healthy diet.  We give you that information as well.

So, if you’ve been looking for a way to make health and sustainable living more convenient through food, the Chow Share is for you.  Check out our site to learn more.

We won, we’re honored, and we’re hard at work!

We want to thank everyone who supported Chow Locally the past few weeks in the National Bank of Arizona’s Next Great Business contest!  Because of you, we won the competition!!!!

We plan to use the award ($10,000) to help launch our newest endeavor: a city-wide CSA box program.  If you aren’t familiar with CSAs, they are programs in which customers can sign up for multiple weeks of produce boxes.  Usually, these boxes come from single farms and they are a great way to add healthy foods to your diet while supporting local farmers.  Our program will take advantage of the great relationships we have with multiple local farms and ranches, and we’ll build boxes that include the best of what the valley, not just one farmer, has to offer!  And, we’ll make sure boxes are designed to support meal creation and healthy eating.

To that end, we’ve partnered with dietitians and other experts to help us design the perfect CSA box.  We’ll include recipes, nutrition breakdowns, and cooking videos to help you make the most of what you get.  And no worries…you’ll be able to customize your box by including add-ons with all the great products we’ll continue to carry in our online store!!

When the new year rolls around, look for this great product on our site.  In the meantime, if you want to help coordinate a box drop-off for your workplace, let us know!!  We can set up delivery right to your business’s door, at the end of the workday to make it convenient and save you a grocery shopping trip!  And, if you help us coordinate a multi-customer drop-off at your business, we’ll offer you a free CSA box!!  Email us for more details.

Once again, thanks to all of you who see such value in supporting local farmers, eating healthy local foods, and imbuing your food with ethics!  And thanks to the National Bank of Arizona for supporting Arizona local businesses!

Your Chow Locally Team.