In the Arlington, MA pizza place named Za, chef/owner Peter McCarthy smiled and served beet salad, crisp local greens, and of course, pizza.
Chef’s Collaborative meets quarterly and gathers together people who professionally cook for others (chefs), educators, authors, activists, nutritionists, farmers–including an oyster farmer–and people from government (like ag and culinary tourism). The purpose is to network with chefs to help them access more local, family farm food.
The group generated brilliant ideas for promoting local foods, and by the time card
and email swapping was over, I had the sense that more people will be invited to serve and taste our delicious foods from New England.
Photo: parked outside–a human powered local delivery van!