Monthly Archives: January 2010

Martin Rice

Local Harvest Grocery is happy to offer Brown Rice from Martin Rice Company. Martin Rice is grown in Bernie, Missouri.  I met Mr. Martin himself at the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture a couple of weeks ago.  He was handing out bags and bags of rice and promoting the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council.  It was exciting to meet him  (I sometimes act like some of our farmers are rock stars) and to find out what happened to the fantastic Jasmine rice they used to carry. Apparently the Jasmine crops they planted all failed. “No one was more upset then we were” he said to me. Can’t wait to get it again. It was extremely aromatic, light, and flavorful.

 The brown rice came in a week or so ago. This is the first time we’ve had brown rice from Martin Rice and I know many of you will be happy to finally have a local brown rice.

If you haven’t tried this rice it is very flavorful and as a bonus it comes in this super cool and very reusable canvas bag.  We sell 2 lb bags for 3.99. 

Check out their webpage www.martinrice.com

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Double Feature About Food at the Tivoli

Just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a double feature of ‘Big River’ and ‘King Corn’ next Thursday, January 21 at the Tivoli in University City. Following up on their Peabody winning documentary, the ‘King Corn’ boys are back. For ‘Big River’, best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has sent to the people and places downstream.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment, where I work, is presenting these two short films along with a panel discussion about the effects of corporate agriculture on our environment and health and ways in which local organizations can work to mitigate these problems.

Hope to see you there,
Brian DeSmet

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