Keep It LOCAL

Daily Prompt: Think Global, Act Local

Thanks Daily Prompt for this wonderful subject line this morning. This prompt has provided me with the perfect opportunity to bring awareness to the growing concerns within our food sources, while dusting off my brag book to give props where they are due. Looks like a win, win to me. 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Antole France

538921_429445957108021_1063347368_nAs some of my more seasoned followers already know, my nephew Evan started a Food Truck a little over a year ago. The concept behind the MOO Food Truck was to provide his customers with classic American Food made with ingredients sourced from LOCAL family farmers. I am happy to report that shortly after his one year anniversary, Evan has expanded into the world of brick & mortar.

MOO’s latest venture is a sit-down eatery  at 4010 Durham Road in Ottsville, PA. This wonderful little spot features seating for 46 satisfied customers, along with the ability to call ahead and take-out. The menu includes some claim to fame favorites from the MOO Truck, including the ever popular MOO burger, MOINK (Moo w/bacon), seasonal salads and my guilty pleasure; his to die for hand-cut fries. As if that weren’t enough to get your  taste buds in a frenzy, he has added some additions to satisfy a broader array of followers. The MOO dog – chili on a hot dog, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, veggie chili, homemade soups like chicken soup and sweet potato and leek soup, grilled cheese, shakes, root beer floats, local soda, french press coffee and even a PB&J sandwich – local jam, homemade peanut butter, buttered and grilled. Sweet Jesus…

The coolest thing about his concept is the bond he creates for his customers with their food source….literally. Hanging on the walls 395505_515634071792921_1685596026_nthroughout this venue you can look into the eyes of the farmers who raised the animal or grew those veggies for this eatery. This is subtle way to introduce a new mindset that will enable customers to make better choices when it comes to sustainable & ethical eating.

This method of serving food certainly limits Evan’s quantity, by it raises the roof on the QUALITY of food he provides for his customers. He takes pride in serving the community, every customer and the earth one burger at a time. Enjoy the Ride!

13 responses

  1. “To accomplish great things, we must not only
    act, but also dream; not only plan, but
    also believe.” Antole France
    Beautiful quote there!
    The one burger at a time concept is a beautiful one too. Live is lived one day at a time. 🙂
    Checkout my response to the prompt: http://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/prompt-unemployment-and-resourcefulness/

    1. Thank you! I really liked that quote too. Glad you stopped by.

  2. Very glad to hear he is successful at this. I read recently about a woman who helps farmers in a community outside of Charlotte supply restaurants in Charlotte via an application for both sides to track what is needed and suppliable. The food is more organic and the trucking costs are way less. Great post, BTG

  3. That is really so delightfully cool! I’m glad he is making a success of it!

  4. It is not called ‘chili on a hot dog’! It’s a ‘chili dog’. Evan, try to set your Aunt straight on this one. If I were in your neck of the woods, I would love a Moo Dog, with the chili on it, of course.

  5. Congratulations to Evan for sticking with his dream of healthy eating for all… and for graduating to brick and mortar! A lovely post with a wonderfully happy ending! 🙂

  6. We need more Evans! xoxoM

  7. great concept that is making me hungry for a locally sourced pb&j! Congratulations to your nephew.

  8. I gotta get to Ottsville. Is it closer to Philly or Pittsburgh?

    1. Straight up 611 above Doylestown.

  9. We had our first Moo burgers getting our Christmas tree this year. Me and my husband took our first bites and were instantly wowed! Definitely the best burgers we EVER had! Just recently went back to see if the food truck was there…unfortunately to our dismay… it was not. We will definitely be visiting Ottsville for those burgers!!! Will the food truck be back in the summer?

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the MOO burgers so much. My daughter made me take the journey to Ottsville when she was home for Spring Break…she was craving a burger. As far as I know he will be using the Truck for catering and on site at Ottsville. There is a huge outdoor picnic area and the truck will be used for outdoor diners. You MUST try the milk shakes…Oh Lordy they are amazing too!

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