Organic food is your birthright. – Marilyn Megenity
Marilyn Megenity has run Mercury Cafe for 40 years. She’s been committed to local, organic food long before it became fashionable. Mercury Cafe boasts around 90% local products on their menu and beyond food, provides a joyous gathering place for art and poetry, much as you’d expect for a cafe named for the Magician in a Tarot deck.
Marilyn combines her calming faith with a love for chaos when she comes to play at work, every day, “serving organic Colorado cuisine.”
– IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN –
- How she started her first cooking job at the tender age of 4
- What the dining public isn’t ready to go without
- How she tries to meet diner’s year-round expectations for fruit
- Why she thrives on the joyful chaos of a seasonal menu
- How and why she decides between local suppliers and organic suppliers
- Why good wool means tasty lamb
- What foods define Colorado cuisine from the rest of the country
- Why you can not only educate diners but be educated by them
- How faith conquers the fears that might keep an accountant up at night
- Why she loves cooking for people who know how to eat
– LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE –
- Mercury Cafe
- Mercury Cafe’s supplier list
- Monroe Organic Farms & CSA
- Grant Farms
- Asher Brewing Co. (organic beer)
- Anna & Lance Hanson (Peak Spirits Farm Distillery / CapRock Spirits)
- 2015 Good Food Awards Winners (PDF)
- Still Cellars (certified organic barley whiskey)
- Julie Hansmire (Colorado Mountain Natural Lamb) (no website)
- Tyler Faucette (Colorado Catch fishery) (no website)
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