Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clare and the Reasons' healthy choice

One Brooklyn band is channeling their “alter eco.”

Indie rockers Clare and the Reasons embarked on a healthy road trip last October, seeking out fresh local foods along the way.

On December 14, they return home with a show at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg.

The band teamed up with Alter Eco Fair Trade – a San Francisco-based Fair Trade food brand, to put together the Healthy Road Trip Challenge for this year’s tour. The challenge: find local, organic, and fresh produce on their long road trips, which often impede artists’ desire to eat healthy, sustainable, and ethical foods.

With a double electric cooking range as their tool, the band has been subsisting off of Alter Eco’s quinoa and jasmine rice, as well as their Carbon Neutral extra virgin olive oils, combined with fresh local vegetables and organic meat, cooking in the backstage area of the concerts and hotel rooms.

Their Brooklyn show is at 8 p.m. at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.). With Keren Ann. Tickets $15.

For their hometown concert, you can still help the band in their quest by providing suggestions on where to find the best, healthiest food in Brooklyn. Where would you suggest?


Emily,  December 10, 2009 at 4:36 PM  

Go to integral yoga on 13th st. They have an amazing little health food store with great produce!

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