High Country: Red Belly Honey ramps up for the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Jaime E. Love
Strawberry Honey Ice Cream
Matt Armendariz

Following a one-time September edition last year, superfans of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen have a far shorter wait for the celebrated culinary festival’s return.

High Country’s quarterly content collaborator Joline Rivera will make a comeback, too, bringing her beloved Red Belly Honey — a superfood naturally infused with hemp by bees on a California farm.

”Red Belly Honey is thrilled to be invited back to Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It further reinforces the value and importance of our nature-infused CBD honey and the growing interest that food is medicine — it’s not only healthy, but tastes incredible,” shared Rivera, also the founder of the cannabis culinary magazine Kitchen Toke. “Chef Derek Simcik, director of culinary operations for Sage Hospitality Group, joins us again along with chef Ryan Rau, executive chef of Urban Farmer in Portland — so

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Bridgeton schools supplied with food through nonprofit’s pilot program | Education

Jaime E. Love

BRIDGETON — Through a pilot program that runs through July, city schoolchildren are receiving fresh food produced locally through weekly deliveries.

The program, launched in partnership with The Common Market, a nonprofit wholesale food distributor that works to create sustainable relationships with local farms to make communities healthier, also incentivizes food purchases from local, family farms, The Common Market said in a news release.

Through the program, Bridgeton schools will be provided fresh fruits and vegetables to add color to their students’ plates during lunches. Students also are expected to be given a protein-filled meal with pastured pork from Lima Family Farms in Hillsborough, Somerset County, for a special pork carnitas meal.

The pilot program will support 400 total pounds of local pork being purchased, The Common Market said.

“This pilot removes the barriers that have historically blocked nutritious meals from being served in our schools,” Bridgeton Public Schools Food

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