Perfect Picnic Salads

June 23, 2009 Chef Thomas says look for products that can be found at the neighborhood farmers market or boutique food stores. The sustainable food movement is an effort to build more locally based, self sufficient food economies, the chef says. Buying locally produced goods is environmentally friendly and cost efficient, not to mention the products are more nutritious and taste better, he adds.

Using "sustainable" ingredients, Chef Thomas has created these picnic-perfect salads for you to enjoy.

Spice Crusted Shrimp with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Yellow Wax Bean & Haricot Vert Salad

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