This year’s Taste Local Thursdays begins at Suttle Lodge on September 7th and continues on Thursdays throughout September. Central Oregon participating eateries include 900 Wall (9/14), Ochoco Brewing Company (9/21) and Kokanee Cafe (9/28). Get all the info from High Desert Food & Farm Alliance and enter your food shots in the Local Food Photo Contest HERE.
It wouldn’t be the county fair without fried food. We sent Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan to the fairgrounds to try out the best, and more unusual, fried foods at the Deschutes County Fair.
Jess Weiland of High Desert Food & Farm Alliance joined Central Oregon Daily at 3pm to talk about proper food storage. She explained how different vegetables need to be stored differently, for example potatoes need to be kept in a cool, dry place where temperatures don’t fluctuate and carrots need to be keep in a cool, high humidity environment, such as kept in a plastic bag (with air squeezed out) in fridge vegetable compartment. Jess showed off crisp carrots and potatoes she’s been storing for months!
Many food carts in Central Oregon have transcended by opening up restaurants in order to feed their following and they seem to be the restaurants that are thriving. So who’s next in the food cart line?