Q&A with founder and CEO Doug Calahan
If you’ve ever used Instacart for its convenience and bought a CSA share for its local quality, Local Roots is for you. With a clean and streamline interface, the app allows users to select farms or stores within 50 miles of Atlanta from which they can order produce, cold-pressed juices, handmade soaps, and freshly baked cookies.
Grab your favorite goods before they’re gone
With approximately 40 farmers markets planted across metro Atlanta, farmers are doing whatever they can to win over customers, including extending their operating season beyond October. So before you start digging for cans in your pantry, here are a few alternatives.
Forget the mushy canned kind—fresh beets are sweet and nutty
Have you hated beets since you were a kid? Blame your parents for making you eat the mushy canned ones. But those of us who love this root vegetable know that fresh beets are sweet and nutty, firm in texture, and beautiful—emerging from the ground in shades of white, gold, magenta, candy-striped, and dark maroon.
Owner Michael Patrick says a restaurant is in the works as well
Come February or March, Storico Fresco, the handmade pasta shop that opened in Buckhead last year, will move to a new location and expand its offerings to be more like an Italian grocery.
Local ready-to-cook-meals feature recipes from Linton Hopkins, Zeb Stevenson, and more
Garnish & Gather, a local company that creates weekly ready-to-cook meals (similar to Blue Apron and Peach Dish), has announced its chef lineup for the rest of 2014. Garnish & Gather packages ingredients for any of five different recipes a week, but once a month, it features a special recipe created by one of Atlanta’s top chefs.
Closely related to turnip greens, Asian greens add a mustardy heat to salad, stir-fry, or soup
With names like tatsoi and komatsuna, the Asian greens of fall farmers markets may look and sound exotic, but they’re actually close cousins to the turnip greens many of us grew up with.
Late summer eggplants roll onto local menus
Picking the purple vegetable marks the imminence of fall. Chefs start trading in red tomatoes for their meatier oblong-shaped cousins, and diners start toting light jackets to the table. While Atlanta is far from winter, shorter days and cooler nights call for heartier dishes, like the seven here cooked up by local chefs. 1. Eggplant […]
These earthy fruits can be used for late summer wines and jellys
Muscadines, the South’s most popular indigenous grape, appear pervasively at farmers markets and in grocery stores through late summer and into fall. Similar in taste to common table grapes but with an earthier undertone, muscadines are seeded and have thick skins that soften appealingly when cooked.
Openings are on the horizon
Setbacks and delays are a common theme in the restaurant industry. The winding permitting process, construction mishaps, and other unforeseen circumstances often push back the opening day for months. We checked in with four local restaurants—Staplehouse, the Cockentrice, the Little Tart Bakeshop, Gu’s Dumplings—for an update on their progress.
Local restaurants dish up the state fruit in desserts, cocktails, and savory dishes
Given that our ubiquitous state fruit has made its way onto our license plates and street signs on practically every corner, it should come as no surprise that local chefs are also tinkering with the Georgia peach in a number of creative ways.