Capon Bridge Hawks Host EntomoShow

Rhonda Omps Moore and Capon Bridge Elementary School invited me to share my passion for insects as food. Laura Brill said she was “won over” by the benefits of entomophagy. Insect-based foods are good for the planet, they are good for your health– AND they taste good.

I’m showing the students my mealworm hive. Rainbow Mealworms got me started.

Zanna Whitacre Connell was a former student, yet she trusted me enough to try the Cricket Bites (Cricket Flours). Maybe Barefoot Farmer will consider marketing insect products, or better yet– growing their own.) Cynthia Mowrey Corbin and other teachers were so supportive in their willingness to try the buggy treats. John Ferraro and Jeffrey Pancione, don’t they deserve a big raise? Kelly Monroe was a former student and classmate of my daughter, Stephanie. Missy Crouse Thorne was a former student and friend of my daughter, Heather. Terry Lynn was not surprised she would “step up” to try the Cricket Flours snacks.

Tracy Hott, Becky Saville, Lisa Hayden. and Sarah Tompson. Becky Saville gives thumbs up. Thanks to the teachers who ran the LCD projector and took the photos including Autumn Yvonne Jones.

Paige Tighe, Open Hand Storytelling, and I taught together back in the day. I think she had strong negative thoughts about insects as food. But I think she is a convert. Paige Tighe‘s face shows pure insect food bliss.

Thank you to Cricket Flours for supporting this presentation. Several of the teachers sampled “Cricket Bites”, the black soldier fly larvae. Check out their other products here. And they shared recipes here

Teachers also tried snack bars from Bug Out Bar.

You can find insect-based products and many more here. If you want a large order price (cheaper), but you don’t want to order a large order– you might check out the Bug Co-op. Someone might split an order with you.

The Hampshire Review allows me to blog here about eating insects and entomophagical dishes and products here. If you are interested, check out some of the earlier blogs.

Thank you, Exo, for the shirt, “Crickets Are the Gateway Bug.” Check out Exo bars.

I also want to thank ChirpsExo, Entomo Farms – The Future of Food, Entomo FarmsBugeater FoodsHotlix Candy and Merci Mercado who have been generous supporters in the past, and innovators in the field of entomophagy for their earlier support.
And you’ll notice insects are not just for humans. @JiminysForPet is on Twitter.

Biblical Protein in Israel is another pioneer in the field. They have some interesting videos on their website:

The Capon Bridge Public Library has at least one of the insect recipe books.

I hope you someday get to see David George GordonThe Bug Chef, and one of the real pioneers in entomophagy.

Bent River Trading Company posted: “When Steve Bailes comes to visit, You Eat Bugs! I’m honored to try my first cricket with Mr.Bailes! #eatmorebugs#crunchycrickets check out for more information on health & bugs!” (and insect protein products like Cricket Flours.

Thanks, Kiersten. I always enjoy seeing what’s new at Bent River Trading Company. By the way, Kiersten’s store features WV products (150 WV vendors?) exclusively. Kiersten said she would add insects-as-food products if we can find a WV insects-as-food dealer.

All in all, it was a great day in the insect cuisine world.