This will be the third annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival, the region’s largest outdoor health education and food festival. Held on Sept. 26-27 of the year, the festival will bring together food writers, scientists, academics and even local and celebrity chefs. The festival will consist of outdoor activities such as gardening seminars, workshops and cooking demonstration for both adults and kids. Some of the faces you will see there this year include White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, Harvest Restaurant’s Mary Dumont, Townsman’s Matt Jennings, and Jody Adams from Rialto and Trade. There will be tons of food samples and vendors on site. When asked, the organizers claim that the purpose of the festival is “aimed at increasing the level of public literacy about all aspects of our food system.”
As someone who eats plenty of eggs, the higher prices have not slipped my attention. If you have been grocery shopping recently, or even checked social media, it’s pretty obvious that egg prices are soaring. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price of a dozen eggs rose 59% last year with prices more than doubling in West Virginia and six other states in the upper Midwest. This jump in price was even more shocking in the case of eggs classified grade A, with prices soaring up to almost 140%.