March 07, 2010 Exposed to her parents interest in horticulture as a young child, Joya Parsons grew to embrace her green thumb. “By the time I reached my early twenties, I was bitten by the horticulture bug.” Her interest in growing things was played out on the land her parents went on to buy in […]
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 […]
Jan. 07, 2010 Defra (UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is calling for citizenship to ‘vote with your fork’ to influence how food might be sustainably produced. Food security is a goal for ‘Food 2030’. Go to Original Source…
Fall is upon us, the summer’s harvest is coming to an end, and many farmers are getting fields ready for next years crop. But not everyone is slowing their pace.
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.
Part 2: Marion Kalb continues the conversation around the Farm To School program, acknowledging that added costs for fresh foods are a challenge, but also explaining practical ways to overcome some of those obstacles. Pointing out, in some cases, the cost of fresh, locally supplied foods are less expensive than their out of state counterparts. […]
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 […]
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 […]