ATX Blogger Spotlight: From Maggie’s Farm
A big part of in.gredients is getting to know our community. Austin is filled with people who care about food, sustainability and building community with their neighbors.
Meeting Maggie- the writer, photographer and recipe developer for From Maggie’s Farm- was like a breath of fresh air. With a big heart and an even bigger laugh, she filled in.gredients with her magnetic personality as she wandered around getting inspired for her feature on our website.
Maggie is a farmer in the hill country of Texas. Known for her canned goods, she produces artisan foods using sustainable, organic food from her garden. Her blog is full of stories about life on the farm. The challenges and humor that comes with raising goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits. Beautiful photographs accompany every post, and best of all are the recipes. Oh, the recipes.
After her trip to in.gredients, Maggie developed a Pumpkin Pork Belly Mixed Bean Cassoulet recipe that is drool-worthy. This recipe was made from items that she found in the store, and she wrote a two part series about her trip to in.gredients.
Maggie took the time to get to know the store and our ethos. By writing up such a thoughtful review of her experience she emphasizes the importance of shopping mindfully and supporting local farmers and businesses.
Her budget for most meals is $5 per person, and she was able to prepare this dinner-party-worthy dish AND meet her budgeted allowance. A win for Maggie and a win for the store.
We’re blessed to have such a vibrant food community. The people of Austin love to grow, gather, produce and eat together. And when you’re filling your stomachs with Maggie’s pumpkin pork belly, you remember why you love living in Austin.
Her delicious recipe can be found here. Happy Eating!