New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change. First mentoring under Joel Salatin, they raise pasture fed cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lambs, and sheep.
This weekend (Labor Day weekend) marks the unofficial end of summer, as I sit here preparing to tell you about my “Sustainable Summer” my mind is wandering to thoughts of Dora the Explorer backpacks and upcoming flu shots. Before I head back into my “Manic Mommy Mode” (as if I’m ever out of it) I […]
Let me make sure I have my facts straight: In the heart of New York City, a husband and wife, and their very young daughter, embark on a year long journey to transition into a lifestyle that leaves behind a zero carbon footprint? That means: no plastic bottles, no restaurant food, no coffee shops, no […]
It has a distinctive taste, very different from cow or goat cheese as you will learn in this story.
We travel from the field to the factory, to see how the freshest green beans are picked, processed, and canned at a “Food Alliance” certified plant.
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 […]
Sustainable, yes, natural, no. Home ownership is the great American Dream. To own the land (and the structures on the land) is pretty much the pinnacle of capitalist endeavor. For TwoJunes, our house is our savings, our retirement, a hobby, a joy, and occasionally, sheer terror. Admittedly, it is enormously gratifying to have control over […]
Has sustainability reached minute 14 in its 15 minutes of fame? Bringing knowledge to the surface of public awareness is an essential function of any political movement that wants to change the system. Over the past decade, the Local, Green, Sustainable and Slow Food movements have brought a shift in public thinking about food. For […]
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 strawberry jam recipe calls for smaller amounts of fruit and sugar. Cooking in a wide pan speeds up the gelling process and no pectin is needed.