If we are going to build effective community-based food systems in temperate regions we will have to find ways to extend our growing seasons without consuming fossil fuels. This includes places globally where winter daylight is sparse or overnight freezes are likely (for example, most of the U.S., Europe north of the Mediterranean countries, or […]
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.
TwoJunes Go Whole Hog The TwoJunes belong to a supper club with 3 other women here in Portland—we’ve been meeting once a month for dinner for the past 3 years, rain or shine, without fail. Usually, the menu is appetizer, cocktail, main dish, side dish and dessert—one dish per member with the main dish falling […]
This is the third in an ongoing series of posts, Heather Jones shares her first-hand experiences as she attempts to bring a farmer’s market to her rural community of Woodbine, New Jersey; population: 2800. My Meeting with the Mayor Last week I finally had my long awaited conversation with my town mayor where I planned […]
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 […]
Farmer, and local food activist, Laura Masterson shares her concerns for the future protection of urban farmlands in Oregon, and across the country.
Taking the Show on the Road This is the first in an ongoing series of posts; 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. “I don’t know how you do it” is a common phrase I hear and sometimes I […]
This is more than about the safety of biotechnology; it’s about the ability to have a choice of the foods that we eat, and for our farmers to be able to freely re-use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they choose.
Part 3: Operating an ethical, caring, much less sustainable, small business is a risky and difficult endeavor. Artisan production is by definition not a huge volume business. Small food business margins are very low. Providing employee insurance is a huge strain. Overhead is high. Quality ingredients cost more. That high price tag on an artisan […]