Thursday, August 28, 2008

New to the Flock

The Goose has gathered a few more Hoosier food fans into the flock. Introducing (clockwise from top left) Kimberly, Chris B., Rosemary, and Ashley!

Kimberly joined the Goose thanks to a little free time now that Leo, the youngest of her three goslings, has left the nest to start kindergarten. Chris B. graduated from Purdue with a degree in film and splits his time behind the counter at the Goose and behind the drums in his band The Mans. Ashley is a native Hoosier with wanderlust who says she "left her heart in Big Sur," though we're doing our best to take care of her stomach back home again in Indiana. Rosemary's first request from a Goose customer was rosemary. Did you guys plan that or what?

What they all have in common is a passion for good food. You might say they share "a common ground, a universal experience." So while you're stocking up on good eats for this Labor Day weekend, stop by the Goose and greet the newest members of the flock!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Of Mice and Goose: Producer Days begin

Producer Days at the Goose mean a chance to get personal with phenomenal food and the people who passionately produce it. Stop by for free samples, serving suggestions, and first-hand stories about what it takes to harvest, raise, chop, mix, cook, package, deliver, and love the hearty Hoosier foodstuffs at the Goose.

Erin Edds from Country Mouse City Mouse stopped by the Goose last Saturday with a spread of spreads. Just to name a few...spicy and sweet Mama J's Romesco on Capriole Farms goat cheese, the horseradish-spiked pineapple of Nyona Lake Jezebel on cream cheese, and Beckley's Backyard Blackberry Vinaigrette, like summertime in a squeeze bottle.

This Thursday, stop by the Goose from 4-7pm to meet up with momma's boy Mark Miles from Momma’s Old-Fashioned Applesauce. Like Mark says, "It's fresh from the tree." But stop by to learn about all the steps that come between the tree and the jar, and to sample some spoonfuls with recipes and serving ideas.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Inside the Goose Business

Video killed the radio star, but never fear. Chris is ready for his close up.

Tune in to Inside Indiana Business this weekend when their Business Spotlight shines on your very own Goose the Market!

Host Gerry Dick interviews Chris between some glamour shots of the shop. Why did Chris & Mollie choose the Fall Creek Place neighborhood for their business and personal home? Has the plug from Bon Appetit affected business? How does supporting local producers make a difference in the food you put in your shopping bag and in your mouth? What does Chris look like without the apron? If you miss the television broadcast, look for the answers to all these burning questions when the clip appears soon on the Inside Indiana Business video playlist.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

GOING LOCAL Week: a sweet stay-cation for your appetite

The Goose loves a party, and there's no sweeter celebration than the one in your own backyard. So we're proud to spread the word about a celebration of local bounty ripe from Hoosier soil and Hoosier hands.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, GOING LOCAL Week is a one week challenge to eat at least one locally grown or produced food at each meal during the seven day event.

The objectives of GOING LOCAL Week are to:

  • Create an appreciation for the abundance and diversity of the Indiana food shed.
  • Make Indiana citizens more aware of the availability of local foods in their own communities.
  • Provide support and recognition for Indiana local food producers.
  • Increase Indiana residents’ consumption of locally grown/produced foods in a long term effort to encourage them to regularly purchase more locally produced items for their weekly meals so that the eating of Indiana locally grown and produced foods will become the norm--not a novelty--at Hoosier dinner tables across the state.

Eating local makes for a healthier environment, economy, and citizens. Oh, and it tastes good, too. For a little meal-time inspiration, get recipes from Chris and check out some juicy pictures of what fellow Goose customers put on the table with local ingredients from the Goose.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Farm to Table Dinner in Review

This sun was shining, the fields were green, and the lamb was in the box.

The Goose shared a delicious meal of local ingredients at Good Life Farms on Sunday. Many thanks are due to all the folks who helped fill (and empty) the plates:

Luscious Indiana products and hard work supplied by:
Good Life Farms
Stouts Melody Acres
Homestead Growers
New Day Meadery
Brugge Brewery
Viking Lamb
Gunthorp Farms
Swiss Connection

Darin, Deb, and their family who generously hosted the event and led a tour of their farm.

All of you who pulled up a seat at the table in support of central Indiana producers, educators, and chefs headed to Torino, Italy, this fall for Terra Madre.

Check out the Goose the Market flickr group often as folks who attended the event are welcome to post pictures!

Still hungry? Miss the farm? Make your reservation for the September 14 Farm to Table Dinner at the Apple Family Farm in McCordsville, Indiana. Local chefs like Regina Mehallick, Greg Hardesty, Aaron Butts, Thom England, and the Goose's Chris Eley will each prepare one course