Campus Farmer’s Market Brings Fresh and Local Vittles to MU Students!

Photos by Abigail Rolbiecki On Thursday, Sep. 22, Lowry Mall sprouted a cornucopia of local food ranging from heirloom tomatoes to hand-made semolina pasta.  MU’s Wellness Resource Center and Sustainability Office had teamed up once again to sponsor the second Campus Farmer’s Market of the season. Strolling through the three food stands and five informational booths,…

Rebirth: A Man Talks About His Second Chance at Life

Since 2003 most of us have inevitably heard the story of “that guy who got his arm stuck in a rock and had to cut it off”. Some of us have even seen director Danny Boyle’s 2010 film 127 Hours, where James Franco plays “that guy”. And still fewer have read the book Between a Rock and a Hard…

How to Use a Rice Cooker – Level One

If you’ve read last week’s piece about the marvelous Rice Cooker, and it’s done it’s job, then you’re now ready and excited to start preparing fabulous meals in it – everything from soups and stir-fries to the promised fondue. We’ll get there. But before you can become an extreme rice cooker chef, you have to become…

Dining Services strives to offset environmental impact

Campus Dining Services (CDS) estimates that a total of 250 tons of food waste is produced within the dining halls each year. That figure breaks down to about 4.5 ounces of food waste per student per meal everyday. CDS has sought proactive steps to restrict the amount of food that is leftover and ultimately wasted…

It’s a hoot! Everything you need to know about Harvest Hootenanny 2011

It’s a HOOTENANNY!! What’s a Hootenanny? It’s a hoot, in every sense of the word. Come to the Urban Farm, located at 1209 Smith Street, to celebrate the fall harvest with food, fun and games. The second annual Harvest Hootenanny Fundraiser will be Saturday, October 1, from 4-7 p.m. Our talented local urban farmers at CCUA are celebrating…

5 reasons we love Johnny Appleseed

Today is Johnny Appleseed’s 227th birthday. Sustain Mizzou is throwing him a party — complete with surprise apple treats — on Wednesday at 7 in the Strickland room of Memorial Union. Alas, if only Footprint could give you a big slice of apple pie. Instead, try marinating on these sweet facts: Before Teddy Roosevelt, before…

Your New Favorite Kitchen Appliance

There exists a device that can cook delicious oatmeal or pasta or quinoa, steam carrots or dumplings to perfection, whip up a stew or a stir-fry or scrambled eggs, keep chocolate fondue hot and delicious, and even pop a batch of old-fashioned popcorn. This device is cheap, often costing under $20. It’s lightweight and portable,…

Sycamore restaurant provides locally-obtained food

Good lighting? Check. Pleasant atmosphere? You bet. Locally grown food? Without a doubt. Sycamore is a restaurant located in downtown Columbia on the corner of 8th and Broadway (next to Hot Box Cookies). The restaurant offers locally-obtained food, without sacrificing any of the taste. Sycamore strives to ‘provide fresh, market-driven foods at affordable prices.’ While…

Cooper’s hosts annual EcoArtFest

Drive less than 20 miles* south of Columbia and the paved road turns to gravel. Keep winding through the curves and you will come upon Cooper’s Landing, an oasis on the Missouri River bank. Cooper’s boasts many events throughout the year, live music on the weekends, a full-service marina and yearlong private campgrounds. The riverfront…

Urban Agriculture Task Force Hearing

Update: The meeting tonight is canceled. Due to scheduling difficulties, the Secretary of the Senate is not allowing Senators to take leave to make the tour and hearing this evening in Columbia. As such they have been advised to cancel and reschedule the Columbia hearing for a later date. Footprint will update you on any…