Food Sampling at Austin Farmers Market Gets Yes Vote

Food Sampling at Austin Farmers Market Gets Yes Vote

April 29, 2010 Going to the Farmers Market is always an uplifting adventure. Not only do I get to meet and talk to the farmers who grew the food, I get to taste what has just been harvested. And, for those artisans who create delectable treats for my palate – crafted mustards, cheese, and breads […]

Livestock Auction at Dill’s

Livestock Auction at Dill’s

Looking to add to her livestock, Joya Parsons visits a local livestock auction for the first time.

Sardines: Sustainable Food to Feed the World

Sardines: Sustainable Food to Feed the World

Most of the sardines that are fished today— a tremendous source of protein— are not eaten by people.

A Mid-Atlantic Farmer’s Perspective

A Mid-Atlantic Farmer’s Perspective

My name is Joya and welcome to my little farm. I run a small, sustainable market garden in Sussex County, Delaware. Here in the center of the Delmarva Peninsula, we are two hours from any major metropolitan area and we are right in the midst of our region’s agricultural center. Chickens, corn and soy are […]

The Waste Land: Organic Agriculture during the Bush Years

The Waste Land: Organic Agriculture during the Bush Years

Part 7: The NOP itself was responsible the next time the organic community got sand kicked in its face, though once again a grassroots campaign snatched, if not victory, at least the status quo from the jaws of defeat. In the absence of any interest in the organic regulations from the political appointees, the NOP bureaucrats decided to start making and implementing policy pronouncements themselves.