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A Friend in Need

By Jaime Lewis / Photography By Jennifer Olson | Last Updated March 01, 2018
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Produced by Lewis & Olson with styling by Kerry Cushman and illustrations by Anna Gargani.

Whether it’s a new baby, new job, illness or the effects of a broken heart, life’s big transitions are much easier to sustain over a wholesome meal, bundled up and brought by the hands of a friend. Here, we designed a hearty and completely portable menu featuring the produce of local farmers that will bring color, flavor, and warmth to any friend’s table.

Roasted Beet, Kale and Edible Flower Salad with Honeycomb

This salad, developed by Seth and Zina Engel of Loo Loo Farms (, brings acidity, sweetness, crunch and color to your spring plate.

Ancient Grain Bowl with Farro, Turmeric Cauliflower, and Pan-Fried Halloumi

Ethiopian Blue Tinge farro is an ancient grain that not only packs a major protein and antioxidant punch, but is also hearty, comforting, and seriously delicious. Best of all? It’s grown...

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

When it comes to strawberries, farmer Jerry Rutiz knows his stuff. During peak production, Rutiz Farms ( sells up to 100 flats per week through the farmstand, u-pick and...

Beet Leaf Pesto

Online exclusive recipe from the Spring 2018 issue.
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