Local Foods and Stuff
Thursday October 17th 2019
Welcome To Urban Garden Welcome to UrbanGarden. Our aim is to promote the growing local movements in Prague and the Czech Republic. We wish to help consolidate information and offer a place where people can share their own info on local foods, recipes, gardening, farming, and local business activities.

Link Directory

Urban Garden Link Directory

Here is a growing list of websites and businesses that offer comprehensive information regarding local produce, farms and vendors, organic and bio resources, recipes, small businesses, bio food delivery, upcoming related events, and all kinds of news. Most of these sites are in Czech, but for non-Czech speakers using Google Translator can help (to an often hilarious point).

We’ll be regularly updating this list and we invite you to share with us any related local links of interest. Just drop us an email if you have some suggestions for this list.

Auto Mat. If you have ever dreamed of a car-free Prague, or at least an increased allotment of pedestrian areas and green zones, than Auto Mat is the site for you.

Bedynky. This site lists all the establishments that organize crates of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables for pick up or delivery. Certain venues also offer dairy products, honey, and meat, as well as exclusively organic produce.

Bio Spotrebitel. This is a good resource for local organic food and farming resources. It has updated information regarding the farmers markets in town, as well listings for offerings from ecofarms outside of Prague. The articles are diverse, covering everything from where to get bio apples to how to volunteer for work on an organic farm.

Ceska Hospodynka. This site offers hundreds of recipes for traditional Czech food as well as international cuisine. There is also a category tracking the most popular recipes for the last 7 days, which is fun to see what people in town are cooking. The site also invites contributors to send in articles about food, diet and lifestyle in general.

Cesky Grunt. The Cesky Grunt grocery store offers produce from small and medium-sized domestic manufacturers and farmers. The shop is located in Prague 3 on the corner of Vinohradska and Radostska. They stock a good selection of local sausage, meats, dairy products, bread, and a few seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Cuketka. ‘Mr. Zucchini’ runs a site packed with useful information about local restaurants, food news, recipes, wine, bio products and loads of great food links for Prague and the Czech Republic. And the photos are terrific.

Greenways. Greenways is a web portal for information regarding “green trails, roads, and natural corridors” for cycling, recreation, tourism, and sport.

Paleo Diet. Paleo Diet offers paleo diet information, recipes, and meal services for Prague people too busy to prepare healthy paleo meals on their own. The paleo diet stresses fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean meats, preferably local and organic.

Slow Food. The Czech Slow Food site is affiliated with the worldwide Slow Food movement. Their aim is to promote the appreciation of local food traditions and to explore how food choices affect the world. Local food tastings and seminars are posted, as well as fun recipes such as ‘Can a Modern Woman Make Sauerkraut’?

El Souk. El Souk is a culinary blog of recipes and information with a special focus on Arab, Sephardic and Persian cuisine. It’s definitely worth perusing for the original content but the google translation is weird to say the least. Arabic cooking courses and food seminars are offered by request.

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One Response to “Link Directory”

  1. Dale says:

    Thought this might interest your readers. I’ve tried some of these tips and they work! Especially for cleaning stuff.

    Never thought that CUCUMBER can do so much!

    The Amazing Cucumber

    This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their “Spotlight on the Home” series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

    1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

    2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

    3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

    4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminium to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

    5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the photochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

    6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

    7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

    8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

    9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

    10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

    11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

    12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

    13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!
    Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..

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