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Food Farmer Earth Newsletter: A Buyer’s Club

Food Club: Know Thy Food

The Know Thy Food buyer’s club began with a small parenting group in 2008, and has grown into a 900-member food buyer’s club, with hundreds of fresh, sustainable and organic foods available from local farmers, and specialty food distributors. In this video, we meet Rebecca Anderssen, the founder and driving force behind the food club, and learn more about how she began, and see the food warehouse and adjoining cafe in action.

How to Make Squash Soup and Lamb-Stuffed Squash

Donald Kotler of TOAST demonstrates how to make two tasty dishes from fresh garden squash: Chilled Squash Soup and Lamb Stuffed Squash. And he used a power tool. Here’s the link to the recipes in the video on Cooking Up a Story.

Benefits of a Food Club from the Buyers’ Perspective

The food buyer’s club Know Thy Food brings community, transparency and a greater sense of empowerment to its members who are free to choose from a massive catalogue listing of local sustainable organic foods to buy. We ask a few of the club’s members why they would join a food club, and what they like about this one.

Next Week: Householding

  • Tuesday
    Farm Wife
    Virginia Yoder, 84, has spent much of her life on her 50-acre farm as a farm wife and mother. Besides raising six children, Yoder supported her husband by cooking meals, and putting up the excess harvest for later use throughout the year. Join us for an unusual look at life on the farm from a farm wife’s perspective as we tour her food gardens, fruit orchards, chickens, and food cellar.
  • Wednesday
    Householding
    Harriet Fasenfest, author of The Householder’s Guide to the Universe, shows us what it means to “household”, and how it’s more than just about canning foods — it’s another way of experiencing life. Find out if householding is right for you, and learn great tips to begin householding in a systematic fashion that matches your individual objectives.
  • Thursday
    Social Issues and Householding
    Harriet Fasenfest explains how her love of gardening, of cooking, and her lifelong sensitivity toward social issues transformed into her own brand of political consciousness that helps guide her present life.

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