Lively and relevant information on sustainable living from a variety of contributors.
Update: 2-25-2011 According to Reuters, Dr. Don Huber’s letter to Secretary Vilsack [existence of letter] confirmed by R. Andre Bell, USDA spokesperson, and is currently under review.
Farm raised fish is a sensitive issue. It’s an area that is seen as a great hope for feeding the world as well as having potential for poisoning it. And which farm to buy fish from is often a choice between “bad, ok and better,” perhaps there is a “best” as well, I just don’t […]
The activities available to Minnesotans during the course of our long winters are minimal: snow shoeing, cross country skiing, staying warm and of course ice fishing. This age old activity is often nothing more than an excuse to sit around and drink beer. Often the fishing process is so mechanized that you really don’t have […]
The city of Portland purchased Zenger Farm in 1994. it was in alignment with the dream and intention of Ulrich Zenger Jr. that the land be preserved as a farm.
The Perennial Plate Episode 15: Farm to Market from Daniel Klein. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the “successful” upstart organic farms. Laura and Adam from Loon Organics let me film and work through their Friday-Saturday operation. I had been idealizing the idea of starting a […]
There is probably no one left in the food and farming community who hasn’t heard the name Polyface, the Shenandoah Valley super-farm famous for its lush pastures, happy animals and natural husbandry overseen by self described “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin. The farm has been featured in books and films, including Food, Inc. and Michael Pollan’s […]
[Editor's Note: The Department of Justice and the USDA are jointly conducting five public workshops in different regions of the country, to investigate anti-competitive business practices throughout the entire agriculture sector. Food activist Dave Murphy, drove 1800 miles round-trip to this second workshop, that focuses on alleged monopolistic practices by the large poultry producers. What […]
Spring is in full swing here in the Mid-Atlantic. The danger of frost is pretty much past, which means no more obsessively checking the weather forecast and fretting over row covers for tender seedlings, or scrambling to lug flats of tomatoes and peppers indoors each night as the temperatures drop. The trees are in full […]
As the ramps, chives, radishes and asparagus pop up, do you even remember winter? Two months ago, the snow in Minnesota was deep and I had the task of creating a meal for fifty people using only Minnesota ingredients. Cooking with obstructions can be one of the most inspiring ways of creating a menu. After […]
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 […]