The Hampshire Review has allowed me to blog about eating insects and entomophagical (isn’t that a cool word?) dishes and products here: Ento Treats
If you want a large order/cheaper price– you might check out the Bug Co-op
Cocina on Market (Facebook), Leesburg, VA. Website (temporarily closed?)
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana serves Chapulines in D.C.
The Welsh Rabbit Bistro & Cheese Shop, Fort Collins, CO.
AaronPauling.com & Facebook cockroaches, AZ. Featured on Chef PV‘s ep. 7 of Buggin’ Out.
All Things Bugs Midwest City, OK
Aspire Facebook: Aspire Food Group Aketta Facebook (note to self: FB msg)
Bassetts Cricket Ranch CA Live Crickets and larva Bassett’s Facebook
Biblical Protein and B. P. Facebook and B. P. Twitter, NYC and Isreal.
Bitty Foods – bitty cricket flour, Facebook: Bitty Foods
Bold Foods; Facebook: Bold Foods
Bug Eater Foods Jump Cricket Protein . Facebook; twitter: @bugeaterfoods, Promo code (Steve15) saves 15% Lincoln, NE. Temporarily closed. Bug Out, Oakland, CA, bugoutbar Facebook. New Bug Out Bar customers get 30% off their 1st purchase w/ code ENTOTREATS30. Bug Out Bars Instagram 40% OFF new customers, code: INSTABUG. Maybe closed.
Bugs Inc. Facebook: Bugs Inc. Twitter: @bigbugsinc
Calico Cricket Farms Calico Cricket Farm Facebook
Chapafarms; Twitter: @chapafarms Vancouver, BC
Chapul protein bars UT, Facebook: Chapul firstname.lastname@example.org Featured on SharkTank
Chirps Facebook: Chirps featured on SharkTank, Twitter: @eatchirps (note to self: email)
Chirrups, Chirrupfoods Facebook
Chloe’s Treats Facebook: chloesdogtreats; twitter:@ChloesTreats; Stamford, CT. Maybe closed.
Cowboy Cricket Farms Twitter @CowboyCrickets, Belgrade, MT or Bozeman, MT
Cricket Flours (facebook), recipes, Portland, OR
Crik Nutrition – Cricket Protein Powder , Manitoba, Facebook: CRIKNutrition Alex Drysdale
Critter Bitters or Facebook: CritterBitters NY?
Edible Bug Farm UK, Facebook: Edible Bug Farm
Entomarket (Entosense, Bill Broadbeat) Entomophagy Ambassador, Entosense Facebook (note to self: email)
EnviroFlight facebook twitter, Yellow Springs, OH and Maysville, KY
Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/DonBugito Don Bugito Facebook
Exo Protein bars Brooklyn, NY, Kaitlin, Nathan Use promo code ENTOTREAT for 15% saving, Facebook: Exo Twitter: @Exo_Protein Protein bars from cricket flour– good for you & the environment. No soy, dairy gluten or refined sugars.
Flourish Farms, on Facebook: Twitter @Flourish_Farm, VT
Fluker’s, Facebook: FlukerFarms
Forage Pet Foods Anne, email@example.com Forage Facebook
Grubco Facebook: Grubco Fairfield, OH, Wax and Mealworms,
Grubbly Farms Grubbly Farms Facebook For poultry but soon to expand market.
Gym-N-Eat Crickets (Facebook ) Shelby, Ames, IA
Gyminies , Faebook: Gyminies; twitter: @gyminiesprotein (Not operating?)
Hexafly facebook twitter Ireland
Hopn Bakery pet food, Dee Robinson, CA (note to self: phone)
HOTLIX Candy Store, Facebook, CA
Imago facebook twitter Germany?
Jiminys pet treats; Facebook; Twitter @JiminysForPets ; Anne Carlson, Berkeley, CA.
Jurassic Snacks Inc. Facebook: Jurassic Snacks Inc. , Iceland. No longer in operation?
NextMilleniumFarms Bug Bistro, Jarrod, twitter @entomofarm, Promo code “entotreats” saves 20% Facebook: CricketFlour/ Portland, Oregon (EntomoFarms) and Edible Insects, Ontario Cricket Flours (note to self: email)
One Hop Farms &their Facebook page, & on Twitter, Ames, IA.
Rainbow Mealworm Facebook Rainbow Mealworms Compton, CA
Seek, and Seek Facebook, Robyn Shapiro, NY.
Seginus Farms Facebook Seginus Farms and Seginus Farms Margate, FL mealworms, etc.
SENZU foods Miami
Sustainable Gains Facebook: Sustainable Gains San Diego, CA. Jason (note to self: phone)
Taste of Bugs (FB) California
ThinkSect, Facebook: ThinkSect Portland, cricket powder
Tiny Farms twitter: @tiny_farms
Wonder Worm Woman Mealworms (Facebook) Citra, FL.
YesCrickets YesCrickets (Facbook) Ontario
Big Cricket Farms , Youngstown, OH, Kevin Bachhuber, Facebook: Big Cricket Farms – BCF (twitter) (Consulting)
The Bug Chef, David George Gordon, chef/author OR
The Bug Project So. CA non-profit
Bugible, Facebook, and Twitter. Aly Moore encourages folks to give edible insects a try.
Bugsfeed web and film
Bug Vivant retail
EDIBL Nation NJ non-profit
Entomeat Entomophagy Education Website Thailand
Entomofago twitter: @EntomofagoZine
Ento Emporium Ontario
Ento Nation Podcasts:
Farms for Orphans, Inc
Gastrobug Facebook: Gastrobug enthusiasts Maddy & Brian have a great list of producers:
Girl Meets Bug enthusiast
InsectFarming HI (animal emphasis)
International Society for Food and Feed Insects (facebook) twitter
Little Herds Robert Nathan Allen, Austin, TX, educ. non profit, twitter: @RNAeatsbugs and @LittleHerds (note to self: email LittleHerds@gmail.com) A regular on Chef PV‘s Buggin’Out series
Seeds of Action and their Facebook page
Should we eat bugs? – Emma Bryce
The Future Of Food And Eating Insects With Aly Moore
Bugs Cooking Youtube channel, Japanese with English subtitles
Kevin Bachhuber | TEDxYoungstown
Bug Bites: I Ate Insects For A Week Kevin Bachhuber | TEDxYoungstown
Are Crickets Food of the Future?S tartups,NBC News, Megan Miller, Bitty 2:37
Entomophagy, Wendy Lu McGill,TEDxRiNo 9:20
Don’t bug out — challenging food taboos,Lucy Freeman & Jirina Fargeorge, TEDx 10:16
Big Cricket and Bitty (start 10 min)
Food by the Numbers Series – National Geographic
How To Raise your own crickets:
Can Eating Insects Save the World BBC
Washington Post, Tamar Haspel, Oct.2017, Eating bugs can help the environment. So how do we get past the ick factor?
Bugsfeed Maps, events, Directions for making worm hive (note to self: email)
fao.org Insects for food and feed
EDIBL Nation – WIX.com Saving the Planet…One Bug at a Time. (NJ)
U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try
CBSNEWS: Good grub: 13 edible bugs
How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs
Bringing Bug Eating Into the Mainstream
Could cricket flour bring bug eating to the mainstream?
Mississippi State:Insects: Coming soon to a dinner table near you
Chef/author David George Gordon
I Farm Crickets, The Future Of Human Food: 7 Insane Truths
NYC Parks list: June Bug Pretty good. Very hot griddle. A little oil. Some old bay seasoning. www.ent.wur.nl/UK/Edible+insects/News+and+calendar/
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrition-values-edible-bugs-insects-9602.html NY Times www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/dining/22bug.html
Iowa State University’s Tasty Insect Recipes
Cicadas to emerge this spring in multiple West Virginia counties
How to Cook Cicadas, According to 3 Richmond, Va., Chefs
Cicada Recipes: Bugs Are Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Food
Earwig Chutney – A Grandmother’s Confession
List of cookbooks
Free online recipes ( $5 for the paper book at Bugs4beginners.com)
PDF of The insect cookbook: food for a sustainable planet, by Arnold Von Huis.
(3 images above are from a Nov. 2015 Hampshire Review article by Ed DeWitt.) This page has information about why we should eat bugs and where to get them. I am hoping the West will consider bugs as a possible earth friendly solution to the rapidly rising numbers of people needing nutritious food. They are amazingly efficient, using vastly less land, water and other resources. They are rich in protein and many important minerals. And they taste good.
Edible Insects: An Introduction to Entomophagy. Nov. 23, 2020, The Natural History Society of Maryland‘s virtual event: Maybe you are curious, but you’re not ready to pop a bug in your mouth? I’d love to hear from anyone who attended.
Bug Festival, June 15, 2019, , Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA
May, 2019 , International Culture Fiesta, Augusta, WV (Facebook event page). I presented “Bugs for Dinner– Around the World,” and served various insects-as-food dishes. Here is the blog.
In February 2019 I did a Bug Show at W. M. Irvin Elementary in Concord, NC. Here is the blog.
In December 2018 the Hampshire Review featured my bug show at Romney Elementary. Here is the blog.
Eating Insects Athens 2018 Conference, August 13-15th, Athens, Georgia. “Eating Insects Athens (EIA) built on the momentum of Eating Insects Detroit (2016) by bringing together global experts and leaders in the edible insect movement from industry, academia, government, cultural adoption, and more. It included exciting presentations on research and industry progress, an expo, several catered meals centered around insects, as well as opportunities for networking and collaborating.”
Bugz’n’Beer Town Run Tap House and Community Pub .
I served different dishes made with insect products. Steve has been a guest presenter at various venues, but this was my first public venture into pairings with alcohol– a natural match don’t you think?
Terry Lynn and I served samples of bug foods: AaronPauling.com Your Source for Feeder Roaches and more, Exo Protein, Aketta and Aspire Food Group, Bugeater Foods, Crik Nutrition – Cricket Protein Powder, Critter Bitters, Hotlix Candy, Incredible Foods, Jurassic Snacks Inc., Lithic Nutrition, Livin farms Hive™ Community, Entomo Farms – The Future of Food, Rainbow Mealworms, Cricket Candy and The Bug Bistro. We will even have snacks to take home for your dogs — from Hopn Bakery, EntoBento, and Chloe’s Treats. Tagging: Little Herds, Chef PV, and The Cricket Man. (Thank you lists are scary. So many generous folks to thank, and I don’t want to slight anyone.)
You see the Facebook event page here and a TownPlanner page. Check out the photos here.
The American Conservation Film Festival
asked me to share/serve some buggy food after a screening of the movie, “The Gateway Bug.” (Click here to see the trailer.
Hilary wrote: “Attention Foodies! Insect protein is trending in the US. Come learn about it at the American Conservation Film Festival. We’ll have products for tasting available after the screenings of The Gateway Bug. Join us 3PM Sat., Oct.14 at the Frank Center AND Saturday, October 21st at 4PM at the Frank Center. ( information about buying tickets. and more info about the screening.)
In March 2018 I was the guest chef on this podcast with Entonation.
Hokie Bug Fest Oct. 2017, Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. Facebook event page.
My friend and college room mate sent me this write up about the September Brooklyn Bugs Festival.
Alina Voronenko of WDTV Channel 5 visited Steve and Terry Lynn in April 2016.
I got to return to John J. Cornwell Elementary (my 1st teaching assignment in 1972) to share my bug passion in Feb. 1917.
$513.00 was raised for the Food Pantry at the Bug Banquet, in Feb. 2017 at the Capon Bridge Community Center. You can find photos and more here.
In Jan. 2017, Over 150 students grades 3-5 and staff of Romney Elementary gave ear to the many benefits of entomophagy. 5th grade teacher, Carrie wrote: “Thank you Steve Bailes for coming to our school today
and educating [us] on the benefits of eating bugs!!!!! I think you convinced Jess Barger to have bug snacks once a week!!!!! Marleigh [Carrie’s pup] was thrilled with her Crisket [Hopn Bakery treat] !!!” Click here for the blog or here for Jess Barger’s Photos on Facebook .
6TH ANNUAL Hokie Bug Fest (Facebook) and web. Oct. , 2016 BLACKSBURG, VA
Culinary Insects with Entomophagist Steve Bailes. Lindsay Brill invited me to discuss entomophagy in Sept., 2016 at the Purcellville, VA library.
BugFest (September) 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC
9th Annual Austin Bug (Eating) Festival , June 2016
In May 2016, I gave a presentation to the Augusta Trailblazers 4H. Read more here.
“The 1st conference dedicated solely to edible insects to be held in the U.S.” Eating Insects Detroit, Wayne University, was in May 2016, in Detroit,
In 2015, Steve got to share entomophagy with the 5th graders at Slanesville Elementary.
In March 2016 Steve gave a presentation for the The National Park Service: Entomophagy – Why We Should Eat Bugs! I addressed questions such as, Should we consider an alternative food source? And if so, why? Would we eat insects if we thought we would live longer? Would we eat them if we thought the Earth could dramatically benefit. How do world leaders such as Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the UN, weigh in on entomophagy (eating insects)? Can Americans ever over come the “ick factor”? Bugsfeed.com listed the event. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park also published this. Photos are posted here.
In In April 2016 I visited W. M. Irving Elementary to promote entomophagy. Click here for the blog and photos.
In May 2016, I spoke to The Augusta Trailblazers 4H. I think you can see Cindy Twigg’s photos here . Or check out the blog here.
NYC Sept. 1-3, “A celebration of edible insects over Labor Day Weekend with an outdoor market, speakers, panelists, workshops, lunch and dinner sponsors, cocktail reception, VIP Bug Banquet, and more!” The Bug Chef, David George Gordon is presenting. Robert Nathan Allen and Little Herds was part of this event.
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