Nuggets food briefs: Urban Ag Coalition teaches agriculture basics

Guests mingle at Urban Ag's first film night. (Provided)

Guests mingle at Urban Ag’s first film night. (Provided)

Oklahoma City Urban Ag Coalition helps city residents learn more about agriculture in urban environments. The group hosts various activities, including workshops and demonstrations, throughout the year. This month, it is hosting a series of films that deal with modern agriculture. The next event is 7 p.m. Friday in the Terrace Room at the Crystal Bridge at Myriad Botanical Gardens. There will be a showing of Symphony of the Soil followed by a reception. Tickets are $5, and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit goinglocalokc.com or myriadbotanicalgardens.org or call 445-7080.

 

Ken’s Pizza opens in Edmond

Remember Ken’s Pizza? Of course you do. The first Ken’s Pizza, owned by founder Ken Selby, opened in Tulsa as Pizza Parlor in 1961. Selby expanded the brand and had over 100 locations by 1975 before transitioning to Mazzio’s later that decade. The Edmond Ken’s Pizza location at 628 W. Danforth Road is the first fully new location to open since 1982. David Greer and his family operate the Edmond store and locations in Chandler, Prague and Guthrie.

Remember that patience is a virtue and there is enough pizza for everyone. We hope. Call 285-8733 or find them at kenspizzaoklahoma.com.

 

Lupe and Misty Becerra at Fowler Dodge.  (Mark Hancock)

Lupe and Misty Becerra at Fowler Dodge. (Mark Hancock)

Cars, music and food trucks

Fowler Holding Company makes no secret about its support of local businesses. Now, it is teaming up with local food truck app Truck It OKC to host local food trucks in two locations on Saturdays. Fowler Volkswagen in Norman and Fowler Dodge in OKC will have some of OKC’s best eats in hand from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through August. Fowler Holdings reps assure us this is just the beginning of this tasty relationship.

SCHEDULE:
Fowler VW
591 N. Interstate Drive, Norman
fowlervw.com
Aug. 23: The Meat House (@themeathouseokc)
Aug. 30: Chick N Wangs (@chicknwangs)

Fowler Dodge
55 W. Interstate 240
fowlerdodge.com
Aug. 23: 2 Brothers Bistro (@2brothersbistro)
Aug. 30: The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen (@thehallspizza)

It’s chile in here

There’s one more reason to celebrate this time of year, and it comes to us from Hatch, New Mexico. Hatch green chiles are famous for their unique flavor, and this is the only time of year to get them fresh. The Hatch harvest takes place from August to early September, and chiles are shipped nationwide so others can celebrate this yearly party.

Buy For Less, 10011 SE 15th St., and Uptown Grocery, 1230 W. Covell Road in Edmond, both offer the chiles fresh off the truck, or you can buy them pre-roasted. You can also buy them in bulk and roast and freeze them so you can enjoy their flavor all year long without having to buy the canned stuff. Move fast — they always sell out.

Taste them and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about.

 

Print headline: Play it again, OKC Urban Ag Coalition helps metro residents learn about agriculture.

Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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