This episode tells the story of several different small scale farmers in and around Lucan, Minnesota, located 150 miles South West of the Twin Cities.
It’s known that banks typically will not loan money to someone who wants to buy farmland in order to farm it. But, new opportunities seem to be surfacing.
In Farm Together Now, authors Amy Franceschini and Anne Hamersky talk to 20 sustainable farmers and write about their experiences.
“to farmers about their engagement in sustainable food production, public policy and community organizing efforts.
February 20, 2010 Denise O’Brien has begun a new series on the Blog for Iowa website about sustainable agriculture. O’Brien (co-founder of Women, Food & Agriculture Network) and her husband Larry Harris have been growing organic produce for over 30 years and sell through their Rolling Acres CSA. She will be discussing the different issues […]
February 01, 2010 Washington Post journalist Jane Black, from her recent trip to the yearly Edible Institute conference in Santa Fe, NM, writes about the food trends seen for the upcoming year. Five are mentioned, including one about CSA’s evolving: “I’ve always loved the idea of community-supported agriculture, but the structure has always been too […]
January 11, 2010 After all the planning, planting, and harvesting, how does a farmer get all that food distributed locally? “Even with bizarre weather patterns and climate change, even with the seemingly random challenges every natural system throws in one’s way, connecting the food they produce with the people who want to eat that food […]