Vegetarian Meals That Bring Home the Best of the Market

This time of year, my diet turns almost completely plant-based.

I suppose it’s only natural: Height-of-season summer produce is seductive, with tantalizing shapes and colors, and the kind of sweetness that comes from being freshly picked. This is the magic moment when melons, berries, stone fruit, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes collide.

This menu celebrates that moment. It’s not difficult to execute, but it makes great use of a market basket that is full to the brim.

For an extremely simple yet spectacularly refreshing salad, grab a melon, a cucumber and a handful of cherry tomatoes. With truly ripe

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Orange Mound sustainability hub will bring fresh food to Memphians

Laresia and Austin Avery have big dreams. They want to see food waste and food deserts eliminated, helping vulnerable communities get access to fresh, healthy food and mitigating the impacts of waste in the process. They want to see it happen on a national scale, but first, they’re trying to eliminate waste and hunger in Memphis.

The couple behind Fish-n-loaves, a Memphis nonprofit dedicated to eliminating food waste and feeding people in food deserts, have seen success with an aquaponic farm and food distribution center in Frayser. Now, they’replanning to open another sustainability hub in Orange Mound, the next

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West Side Groups Unite To Bring More Healthy Food Options To Austin

AUSTIN — One day, instead of a food desert, Austin will be a food oasis with healthy restaurants and grocery stores or markets within walking distance.

The Austin Eats Initiative envisions this lofty future. It has united 22 West Side neighborhood groups dedicated to building an abundance of fresh markets, restaurants, community gardens and grocery stores in the neighborhood.

“The vision is everyone working together collaboratively to make sure everybody has a really healthy relationship with food,” said Ethan Ramsay, lead organizer at Austin Coming Together, the group leading the effort.

The initiative was born from the Austin Quality-of-Life Plan,

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