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Green Diva’s Guide to Delicious Living – Pizza with Passion

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A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting George Schenk, founder of American Flatfread bakery. He is a man with a mission beyond making the most delicious organic, natural pizza. He handed me a handmade cookbook that was hand bound and done in handwriting – his own.

Try the Compound Salad recipe, which was published in Relevant Times magazine, now found on RelevantTimes.com . Even the packaging has a story to tell – about artisan bread making, about organic goodness, and about the benefit of supporting your local farmers!

I spoke to George recently and I was reminded of his warmth and passion for local food activism that I believe helps make the pizza so special. George is an avid localvore (eats locally produced food) and back in 2006 produced a wonderful act of civil disobedience through his chicken event.

Their home-base is in the beautiful mad river valley in Vermont, but they have hearth-side dining in three locations in Vermont, one in Virginia, and in order to be sustainable about their production, which is booming, they’ve opened a bakery in California to accommodate the stores that carry the pizzas in the west.

You can find the pizzas in many stores – go find one!

19 comments
  1. Sharon Troy

    Megan, I’d love to know what this civil disobedience “chicken event” you speak of is. Do you have any more information on it?

    :-)

  2. Megan McWilliams

    there is information on their website, but for the life of me, i couldn’t find it when i needed it for this post! if you find it, let me know. perhaps i can go back and add the link.
    ;)GD Meg

  3. Carly Heissenbuttel

    MMM.. I love pizza I think this company should open up a pizzeria/dough factory in NJ/NY!!! they would have one good customer in me!

  4. Surf's up braaa

    Dude, hook a brother up and tell me where the bakery in California is?

    As a famous wise man once sang….”There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone.”

  5. Robin McDermott

    Hello to those interested in the American Flatbread Chicken Event. I helped George organize that event and also organized Chicken Event II. I was actively involved in the legislative process to change the regulations that prevented restaurants from serving chicken from local farms which happened in one short year thanks to a farmer advocacy group Rural Vermont and a proagriculture legislature.

    Here is a great article that George wrote about the importance of Local Food:

    http://www.vermontlocalvore.org/events/localfoodlogic.htm

    Here is information about Chicken Event II:

    http://www.vermontlocalvore.org/events/chixevent2.htm

    Robin

  6. Ms. Smarty Pants

    Are we inventing new words here in this blog? Really people is β€œlocalvore” a real live organic word or is this just a made up world by some alleged green diva?

  7. Margaret Mead

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

    Hats off to the Green Diva

  8. Sharon Barkauskas

    Great website and great article by Megan McWilliams….look forward to spending some quality time reviewing the site.

  9. Renton Bond

    Megan, good going. I’ve bookmarked your site. Look forward to future postings.

    Pizza is great invention. First pizzaria of the Italian Oven pizza chain started in Somerset PA. Used wood-fired oven shipped from Italy. Scrumpdilyicious! Good chow. Ciao! Renton

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