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Turn Your Dish into a Donation

Whether you’re staying in, dining at a restaurant, or taking in the sights and sounds of Radnor Hunt, you can make a difference in someone’s life this weekend. Simply snap a photo of whatever you are eating, and e-mail it to shareurmeal.com. ShareURMeal is a grassroots initiative to end hunger in our communities, and participating is a no-brainer—particularly if you have an iPhone, Blackberry or another smartphone with Internet.

Homemade bocconcini.I have the app on my iPhone, and the whole process takes about five seconds. In the time it takes you to nab a photo, type in a caption about the dish, and click, you’ll have done a really good deed. That is, for each uploaded food image, a sponsor will dedicate $1 to United Way’s LIVE UNITED: Food for Thought campaign to beat rising hunger in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Taking the first step is easy. Just go to the website and create an account. It’s so simple, you’ll become addicted.

Open for Business

Welcome to the start of farmers’ markets, all in the heart of the Main Line.


Tomorrow begins the second week of the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. I drove by last week, and it looked like the turnout was great. The list of vendors is growing—and since we have to wait until Wednesday to see what Oakmont Farmers Market has to tempt us in its 2010 season—it’s worth a visit.

I also just discovered a market in Conshohocken, aptly named Conshohocken Farmers’ Market, at the historic Washington Firehouse. It’s open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., so you’ll have to wait a week to see what’s for sale there.

There is also a market in Bala Cynwyd that I am currently investigating. It’s listed on the Farm to City website, but without the official start date. I can tell you that hours are 3-7 p.m., though, and the location is the GSB lot on Belmont Avenue, near St. Asaphs Road.

To learn more, visit the Farm to City and Food Trust websites. And don’t forget to take photos of all those yummy creations you make with your farmers’ market purchases!