Eat Local Week: Arugula Pie!

Posted in It's Bona Fide! by Tara Bouley on December 2, 2010

Eat a pizza, save the world!

We, Home Slice Pizza at both the dine-in and More locations, will be serving an extra special pizza for Eat Local Week! Eat Local Week, organized by Edible Austin, will run this Saturday, December 4th though Saturday December 11th.

The Arugula Pie, our offering for Eat Local Week is a white pie with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino Romano, and provolone cheese. When the pie comes out of the oven, it is immediately topped with fresh, organic baby arugula. The heat from the pie lightly steams the arugula. The pie then gets another sprinkle of olive oil, a lemon garnish and is served with fresh cracked pepper. It is a light and delicious pie. And a great excuse to have pizza as an appetizer.

Home Slice has participated in this city-wide event for the last four years. The goal of the event is for restaurants to incorporate an item from a local farm into a special menu item to be served during the course of the event. The idea is very simple: raise community awareness of the existence of local organic farms. The underlying principle is equally as simple; community nourishes community.

Eat Local Week, our winter fundraiser event, is an invitation to Central Texans to explore and celebrate the abundance of local food and to raise money for Urban Roots, a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and to increase the access of healthy food in Austin. This season farm interns have raised over 25,136 pounds of produce —donating 40% of that to hunger relief and selling 60% at farmers’ markets and farm stands run by the farm interns. -from Edible Autsin’s website

Our local purveyor for the arugula is Greenling, a delivery service for local and organic produce and groceries. Greenling will be bringing us out arugula from Animal Farm near LaGrange, TX. Animal Farm is a sustainable, organic farm that processes its own water and is dedicated to permaculture.

 

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