Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Urban Farms

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Parisian Herbed Gnocchi with Fresh Pea Pesto

Chef Chef Aaron Woo of Natural Selection in Portland, Oregon, shows us how to make a Parisian herbed gnocchi served over a bed of English peas and basil pesto. The two recipes for this video can be found on here on Cooking Up a Story.

An Urban Farm Feeds Neighborhood with Help From Disabled 

In this episode on Food.Farmer.Earth’s YouTube channel, Tim Donovan, who calls himself “a farmer and maker,” leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an acre to four plots covering more than an acre and a half.

Can a Major City Grow All Its Own Food?

Tim Donovan, farm manager at Project Grow, an urban farm that grows food for local neighborhood CSA members with help from adults with disabilities, shares his views on growing food in a city the size of Portland, Oregon. While it may be an attractive idea for a city to grow all its own food, as Donovan explains, the reality requires far more modest a goal for achieving success, as he explains in this video.

Next Week: Fresh Berries

  • Tuesday: In the Kitchen with David Yudkin of Hotlips Soda, who demonstrates how to make fruit soda, using only fresh watermelon and berries that are currently in season. 
  • Wednesday: Summer is the heart of berry season in Oregon, and we visit Unger Farms, a thriving Portland area berry farm, which sells at 17 farmer’s markets each week.
  • Thursday: Food Wisdoms contemplates strawberries that grow from June through the end of October, sometimes into early November. We take a closer look at this unusual strawberry. Oh, and it tastes good!

The Weekly Roundup: A Collection of Posted and Curated Content for the Week.

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