Put ‘Lake Superior Roots & Recipes’ on Your Table

Earlier this year, the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association (LSSFA) launched a new website called ‘Lake Superior Roots & Recipes,’ featuring recipes, cooking tips, and information about our local food system. In the midst of the holiday season, you may find some ideas to add to your own table!

Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, more people find themselves cooking and eating at home more than ever, whether they love it or not. The website hopes to inspire simple yet creative cooking using our locally-produced bounty. Recipes highlight locally grown ingredients and are largely contributed by area farmers.

Purchasing and eating locally-grown foods supports our local economy and is a fun way to eat healthier and build community. And while eating local tomatoes in the summertime is a good place to start, there are myriad ways to eat local throughout the year. Produce can be purchased in bulk during the growing season and preserved by storage, canning, freezing, or drying for the winter months. The website features recipes by season, helping you make use of the abundance of summer vegetables and suggesting ways to stay local, creative, and healthy even in the winter months. Recipes highlight seasonal ingredients and point people towards where they can buy local foods online and in person. LSSFA knows that not everyone has time to cook from scratch at every meal, and hopes to offer creative ideas for every size household and for home cooks with differing levels of experience. If you’d like to share a recipe or advice on eating local, please email lakesuperior@sfa-mn.org.

You can also check out the LSSFA webpage for a list of farmers, and Arrowhead Grown and Minnesota Grown for lists of farmers markets in the Lake Superior region.