Hippy Gourmet Newsletter - May'07
You may have noticed that we’re a little behind in our newsletter
writing, but it’s all for very good reasons- as we have
a lot of very exciting news to begin announcing this month and
over the course of the summer.
of summer, 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the original “Summer
of Love” – which took place in 1967 in San Francisco.
We’ll be participating in a host of events that lead up
to the official Summer of Love reunion in Golden Gate Park on
September 2nd, 2007. This is an official teaser of a lot of cool
stuff coming your way!
The Hippy Gourmet & Farmer John Peterson bundled together!
We are so honored to announce our creative working
relationship with Farmer John Peterson and Lesley Littlefield
(famous from their hit movie "The Real Dirt on Farmer John"
and their new cookbook "The Real Dirt on Vegetables").
After filming an episode
of the Hippy Gourmet that features Farmer
John and the original music of Lesley Littlefield, as well as
preparing a few of their mouthwatering recipes from their cookbook,
we're excited to say that our episode (#111)
will be bundled with "The Real Dirt on Vegetables." Please check out
or details about the cookbook, Farmer
John, Lesley Littlefield, the movie "The Real Dirt on Farmer
John" and much more!
you haven’t seen this movie - “The Real Dirt
on Farmer John,” then you really need to. This
is a film about a man, John Peterson, and his story growing up
on his family farm in the Midwest. It’s about transformation,
reconnecting with cycles of food and life, and is such a hopeful
message about community supported agriculture (CSA), organics,
sustainability and bio-dynamics. But Farmer John takes us deeper
than that, into ourselves and our understanding of family and
friends that are bound forever by the food they grow and share
companion book “The Real Dirt on Vegetables”
is an incredible work of art that blends the fantastic stories
on the farm that brings fruit and vegetables into existence, with
incredible recipes that are super tasty and easy to prepare! The
cookbook also has handy references for knowing your veggies and
complimentary spice guides that show you which spices go best
with which vegetables, and so much more! This is a cookbook that
you and your family will enjoy so much, because it really is all
about families, communities and the great organic farms that feed
Hippy Gourmet Going Commercial?
Coming this summer, “Organic Living with
The Hippy Gourmet” will begin airing on TV20 San Francisco!
Owned by Granite Broadcasting, YourTV20 (cable 13) rocks the bay
area from Eureka to Morgan Hill and east of the bay too!
It’s a first for Hippy Gourmet to be on
commercial television, as opposed to PBS, but because of TV20’s
commitment to the Green movement and to using their broadcast
reach to bring shows like their successful series with Lesley
Nagy (“Your Green Life and Your Green Report),” we
decided that this is the right station to carry our series across
the San Francisco Bay area and beyond into national syndication.
Not to fear, we are focused on sponsors that
share the vision for a Green Movement and Green Economy in all
facets of their business models. The goal for the Hippy Gourmet
on commercial television therefore is all about connecting people
with good companies, products and services that make a difference.
To consume is to be alive – although to
consume what is necessary and beneficial for oneself, their family
and the environment around them, is to pinpoint what everyone
agrees is the best starting point for a greener world.
this is our greatest reason for increasing the broadcast reach
of the Hippy Gourmet, to use this opportunity to introduce people
to really cool companies that are doing super innovative things!
Francisco Bans Plastic Bags
a bid to stem the pollution to landfills and streets, as well
as to play a significant role in reducing usaage of petro-chemical
products, San Francisco recently banned the use of plastic shopping
bags. In support for this endeavor going national, The Hippy Gourmet
(a Hemp clothing and merchandise company that strictly
adheres to sustainability and fair trade) will be introducing
a line of co-branded “Hippy Gourmet” and “Ecolution”
products, starting with a handy Hemp Grocery Tote Bag!
If you’ve ever used a canvas bag to handle
your groceries, it’s quite amazing how much more they hold
than a plastic or paper bag- not to mention how secure it all
is from the fear of a paper or plastic strap breaking (how many
times has this happened to you? : ) Most of all we think it reinforces
a sense of pride in taking a stand against the throw-away society,
and makes grocery shopping seem less of a chore and more of a
celebration, looking forward to healthy eating with friends and
Also Hemp fiber can’t be beat for it’s
durability, anti microbial factors, plus for the fact that it’s
one of the planet’s most sustainable and reneweable food,
fiber, and plant oil sources, giving it the Hippy Gourmet’s
“Positive-for-the-Planet” rating of 5 stars!
you happened to be in need of a good quality canvas bag right
now, then why not show your colors with a HippyGourmet branded
Gourmet goes Viral
were so happy to meet Bob Schneeveis this past year at an Electric
Vehicle Rally out here in Silicon Valley, California. Bob’s
an inventor who created the world’s first solar powered,
this segment we did exclusively for the web and
been getting wonderful feedback and viewers from all around the
world…so please feel free to spread this to anyone you know
who hasn’t yet seen it, because it’s fun, fascinating
and inspirational about what’s possible for our future without
you like that clip, you should also see Bob's
Big Wheel/Solar Micro RV, that’ll
give you the spin of your life…literally! This vehicles
is a mobile amusement park ride that uses a solar panel for it’s
roof and has purple reclining chairs that fold down, making the
whole car into a bed. Also includes a spacecraft like awning for
emergency dust storms, or for privacy of course.
visit with Jos, one of Bob's proteges - who at 20 years old
has already built his own
solar powered kit car!
Jos is definitely one of those individuals who gives us hope for new generations
embracing alternative energy and fun ways to use it.
A graduate of Palo Alto High School, Jos met Bob Schneeveis when
he was 12 years old, and asked Bob if he could show him what to
do with some left over wood he had. Bob proceeded to teach Jos
how to build his very own electric powered go-cart, and then Jos
was also involved in assiting Bob with his other inventions (including
the Solar Chariot
and the Solar Big Wheel).
with the solar theme we have a lovely
Quesadilla recipe we did for
ShutDown Day, this segment clearly demonstrates the effective
use for solar ovens. What our Hippy Gourmet says, “you can
really taste the flavor of the sun,” this is totally true.
Throw on some organic mushrooms, cheese and a quick and simple
salsa, and you’ve got a lunch time treat that kept your
indoor oven and kitchen nice and cool – and saved all that
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