Why Supporting a "free" Magazine Supports Houston's Local Food Community
Spring has arrived! Pollen covers the cars. White-winged doves are courting and fruit trees are giving a glorious display of flowers. This particular spring feels like a rebirth to me. Maybe it’s because we had two snow events, or maybe because the sense of community that was so strong during Harvey seems to be holding.
Community. It’s more than simply a group of people, it’s a group of people sharing a common bond, one you can lean on and share ideas, fears and laughter with. People you can count on. Edible Houston works to grow and strengthen the local food and business community. We consider it our mission to share with you how to cook, eat and drink like a local.
Edible Houston is part of the Edible Communities, a community of over 90 independent publishers of Edible magazines in North America. Every year we hold a publishers’ conference and this past January we gathered in Nashville to share ideas, strategies, food and drink. One of the highlights of the conference was the keynote speaker Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s, a deli that has grown into 13 successful companies. I was mesmerized and inspired. Ari spoke about community and the struggles business owners face; how we can be better leaders, how we can listen and how we can ask for help. People, he said, want to help but they sometimes don’t know that we need it, or how to help.
Because you are still reading this, I’m assuming you consider yourself a part of the Edible Houston community. If you are already a member, thank you for your continued support! If you are an avid or new reader, I am asking you for help: Become a subscriber or member. Your dollars truly make a difference and will allow us to grow. Our invaluable advertisers cover our costs but only you can propel us forward. I can tell you that we have fun events and we provide an Edible Extra goodie box worth over $200 but I’m hoping you believe that the stories, recipes and photos are worth more than the $1 per week a regular membership costs (less than 60 cents per week for a digital membership).
We’ll be celebrating our Local Heroes on May 10. Every single one of our supporters is my hero and I hope that you, dear reader, are one of them. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!