Part 1: What comes to mind when you see food labeled “organic” at the grocery store or farmers market? I asked one audience that question years ago, and a gentleman replied emphatically, “Nuts!”
It has a distinctive taste, very different from cow or goat cheese as you will learn in this story.
Chef Greg Jaworski explains how local farmers make his job easier.
There’s a good chance you’ve been around long enough to have heard of a garden tour. Gardening people open their backyards to total strangers – albeit they are garden enthusiasts, which makes it perfectly acceptable – to share what they have created by way of their landscaping talents. Some people visit to get ideas for […]
From American Farmland Trust, a short video about what producing local food means to communities, and why it is so important a goal to accomplish. The American Farmland Trust is a non-profit organization that began with farmers and conservationists in 1980, whose central purpose is to protect valuable farmland from being lost. Working across Federal, […]
What went wrong! Sadly I have no advice for you on growing perfect tomatoes or full-proof methods for getting your watermelons to grow the size of Michelin tires. Instead I’m going to tell you the one thing I learned when it comes to gardening, you must plan well. Having a vegetable garden, cutting garden or […]
Farmer, and local food activist, Laura Masterson shares her concerns for the future protection of urban farmlands in Oregon, and across the country.
I know that all the recent news about corn has been grim. We Americans consume an enormous amount of corn in the sneaky and unhealthy form of high-fructose corn syrup. Monocultures. Bt corn and genetic engineering. Ethanol and farm subsidies. These are complex and real issues that require study and reflection. But…I’ll just confess right […]
The possibilities are limitless. Kale, spinach or mustard greens would also be great.
Responding to your thoughtful comments This week I had planned on waxing poetic about my little victory garden. The Brandywine and Mr. Stripey tomatoes whose arrival I’m anxiously awaiting, the sweet peas that are eagerly climbing up their stakes and it looks as if this year there will be cantaloupe. But after seeing how last […]