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Chef Mary Cleaver on Eating Local in the Urban Jungle (and Happy Earth Day!)

We’re ringing in the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with a special Rootstock Radio conversation with Chef Mary Cleaver, one of the country’s foremost authorities on sustainable food and local sourcing. She's also an alumnus of Earth Dinner, a special themed dinner that brings friends and family together for an intentional, meaningful meal on Earth Day (or really, any day!). 

Tune in to hear about:

  • Mary’s ideal Earth Dinner menu (we’re salivating…)
  • How Mary has literally watched the “eat local” movement come into being in NYC, from one market selling local products in 1976 to over 55 today.
  • Helping other NYC chefs to bring local ingredients to restaurants across the city.
  • Why Mary believes there is a big difference between what hits your tongue and the energy that flows through your body as a result.
  • The one thing Mary would encourage everyone to do in celebration of Earth Day, or any day of the year!


 2019-04-22  28m