HandPicked People: Kim Gerber

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As we’ve built up our community here at HandPicked Nation, we have met some truly incredible farmers, ranchers, makers and thinkers in the real food movement. Which prompted the thought, why not share a little more about the real people of real food with our readers?

Welcome to another addition of HandPicked People!

We’re quite pleased to have Kim Gerber be a part of HandPicked Nation.

She is definitely dedicated to replacing the packaged and processed “stuff” lining grocery store shelves with food that is homemade, nutritious and real. Her blog Out of the Box Food is filled with great ideas and tips on making real food that’s fun and satisfying for the whole family, especially kids. Kim’s recipes for kale pesto, kale chips and Vietnamese summer rolls are great ways to get kids interested in and excited about eating vegetables. Not too shabby!

Kim also works for the very cool company farmigo which aims to create better connections between local farmers and consumers.

We think Kim more than satisfies the “real food awesomeness” quota we try to maintain here at HandPicked Nation.

Name: Kim Gerber

Occupation: Mother & Children’s Nutrition Advocate

Describe what you do in ten words or less. Educate families about real food and make it available locally.

Describe real food in one sentence. How about one word? Unprocessed.

What is your first food memory? Cheese-in-a-can. Sad, but true.

If you were a food or a flavor, what would you be? Lasagna – layer upon layer… upon layer

What are the five food things you always have on hand? Good quality olive oil, sea salt, fresh baked bread, cheese, wine.

What is the one professional rule you never break? Don’t cross the line between real food education and preaching.

What’s going to be your next meal? Picnic Dinner – fresh baked baguette from a local bakery I just discovered today, local cheese, grapes and apples from the farmers market…and cornichons, just cause I love ’em.

Did we miss anything? Let us know what kinds of questions you want us to ask in the comments below!