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Follow Friday: @HipVeggies #ff

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In contrast to last week’s Follow Friday, this week we bring you Hip Veggies (aka Monika Woolsey). A dietitian in Arizona who tirelessly promotes local produce. She founded Hip Veggies in 2012 to bring together artists and food professionals to “promote locally grown produce, support local artists, and raise awareness of and support local hunger relief organizations”.  

You can purchase one of the bags from Hip Veggies on their website. You get a cute tote bag, and you support a hunger relief organization in Phoenix; win-win! Looking for some foodspiration? Check out the recipe section of the site.

When I asked Monika if there was anything in particular she’d like me to share with you, she told me that she forages and cooks with a lot of native desert foods. She also does some recipe development as part of her work to help customers more comfortable with novel produce from local farms. She’s also very excited to be starting her fourth season with her favourite veggie crushers, the the Milwaukee Brewers :)

Follow Monika/Hip Veggies on twitter @HipVeggies for a great mix of informative articles and humorous tweets.

Thanks to Rebecca Subbiah for nominating Hip Veggies for a Follow Friday post. If you have an RD you’d like to see featured in a future FF post please let me know!