January 8, 2010 Steph Larsen, of the Center for Rural Affairs, points out the essential pieces of growing a local food system, and the necessity of adding community for it to thrive. We all play an integral part in the growing, buying, and eating of food. h/t @LocavoreBlog Go to Original Source…
Organic farmer Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, shares the history behind the different varieties of corn that he grows, and describes their more notable uses.
This is part of an ongoing series; Heather Jones shares her first-hand experiences as she attempts to bring a farmer’s market to her small rural community of Woodbine, New Jersey, population: 2800. Who knew it could be this hard? You guys know the expression that “Time is of the essence”. Well I’m starting to think [...]
[ Editors Note: Darren made a comment to an earlier post that piqued my interest. I wrote him back asking if he would be interested in sharing his thoughts on what he sees as the future of agriculture, and the role for sustainable and organic farming systems. He was kind enough to present his views [...]
Across the national landscape, family farmers have been for decades a declining breed. The national average age of farmers is 57, and climbing. Fertile land is diminishing. Purchasing affordable farmland for new farmers poses severe challenges. Listening to Michael Pollan, perhaps the closest this country has to a patron saint of food, during a recent [...]
Who will be the next generation of family farmers? How will they access the needed land to farm? Listen in on this discussion between farmers and eaters.
This Article From Our Friends at Local Harvest Nearly a decade ago, an idea was born in a field outside of Decorah, Iowa. After a field day at Sunflower Fields Farm, several farmers wondered if they could band together, coordinate their marketing efforts, and sell their products to local institutions under a single name. They [...]