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Written by Katy Meyer
Monday, 10 February 2014 10:36
We hope you had a warm and peaceful holiday season and that you’ve successfully braved the blustery winter we’ve had so far. Thank you to everyone who made it down to Trumpet Blossom on the extra-cold days; we really appreciate it!
Since this is our first official newsletter I thought I’d let you know of a couple general things that you may or may not be aware of:
We use organic produce 100% of the time. One of the main reasons I wanted to continue in the restaurant business after The Red Avocado closed is that while I was an employee and co-owner at the Avocado I learned so much about the benefits of organics--for our planet and our bodies. I felt it was vital to our community to have a place where the food, and the earth it lived in, is respected and treated with care. We order our produce from local, regional, and national suppliers & growers who make the extra efforts to take care of our land and our food so it can take care of you.
We are constantly working towards using several local ingredients in the off-season. There are a handful of local farmers and small companies that offer fresh produce & grains during the colder months and we are thankful for their work and try to use their ingredients as often as possible. We also enjoy “putting up” as much as we can during peak harvest times. This past summer & fall we were able to pickle and can dozens of jars of veggies; we dried herbs, fruits, and veggies; and we froze some too. It’s quite the treat to be able to use these delicious foods during times like this when it’s sooo cold outside that the thought of something as special as local asparagus seems like a distant dream.
Be sure to like us on facebook to stay updated on all our events as we’ve got a great spring planned so far AND we are super excited about our Second Anniversary Party on Saturday April 19th! We can’t believe it’s been almost two years since we opened and we are really looking forward to spending many more years here in Iowa City.
There’s so much more I’d like to share with you in this inaugural newsletter but since it’s best to keep them short & sweet, check out this interview that I did with Heidi from Little Village. She was great & it’s full of stuff you’d hear me say if we were chatting since the whole interview was printed (fine with me!) and I also didn’t know there’d be a photo, so… if you want to know what an average day-in-my-restaurant-life looks & sounds like, read on: http://littlevillagemag.com/an-interview-with-trumpet-blossom-cafe-owner-katy-meyer/
-Free dessert on your birthday! Show us an ID and dessert is on us!
Thanks again for your support from the whole crew at Trumpet Blossom Café.
Hope to see you soon and lots of love,
Katy Meyer, chef/owner
310 E. Prentiss St.
Iowa City IA 52240