NOTE: These posts I do, I also write for my blog, which ishere(with proper links). But I've been mainly just writing for my friends, many of whom are still dead set against buying organic foods and who mostly just listen politely and laugh when I try to talk up my compost machine. So a lot of what I'm writing about, people on this site…Continue
Grow and Share is a unique Zebulon based non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthy fruits and vegetables to U.S. residents through food education and widespread gardening. The organization’s website www.growandshare.org provides assistance to homeowners willing to start or expand their own gardens while pledging to share produce…
During my ever vigilant countdown to spring (March 20th, respectively), I'm filled with thoughts of the first crop of veggies to sprout on our farm. Lettuce, of course, is always in abundance during those first precious weeks of the season. In honor of one of the most overlooked and undervalued vegetables, I've written the following…
With their rich but streamlined 2010 Whitney Biennial (cleverly titled 2010) curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari were looking to bring the museum back to its contemporary roots. The pulse-taking show, which begins today and runs through May 30, remains pleasantly true to
the organizers’ stated mission:…
Not trying to be self-promotional, but I was introduced to homegrown.org by someone who felt Country Dogs would be of interest to the membership.
My wife and I were teachers in Washington, DC back in 2001 and moved to the country to purchase a small farm. I admit that we weren't trying to be farmers but we were (and still are) passionate about the concept of the family-owned farm. As big anti-suburban sprawl advocates, we tried to…
(for the version with proper links, click here) Oh, hi. I didn't see you there. Probably because I am too busy COUNTING ALL OF THE BABY LEMONS ON MY MEYER LEMON TREE, JEALOUS? Yes,
you read that correctly. So! many! lemons! Okay, maybe I lied on the
phone to my dad, because when he asked how my day was, I was like,…Continue
What is your definition of homesteading? Currently the term
'homesteading' applies to anyone who is a limb of the
back-to-the-land movement and who chooses to live a sustainable,
self-sufficient lifestyle. This is Wikipedia's definition, I'm still
trying to define my definition of homesteading as it applies to our
lives. Do we want to go as far as Barbara Kingsolver and her family did
in her book Animal, Vegetable,Miracle? This…Continue
The concept of Community
Supported Agriculture was born from many hungers – hungers for safe,
nourishing food, hungers for healthy rural landscapes and communities,
hungers for connection in an increasingly far-flung and disconnected
world. Specifically, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) began in
1971 when a group of women in Japan recognized their hungers for a
healthy environment, economy and family and sought to satisfy these
hungers by forming a… Continue
Added by Jen Shaffer on February 4, 2010 at 10:41pm —
The article includes a 72-hour short ribs recipe. Check the comments for great ideas, too - including a warning about sous vide-ing bananas (evidently, it's a "don't"). Nuts!
From Popular Mechanics:
The basic elements of a sous vide setup are simple: a way to seal your food in vacuum bags; a water bath to cook the sealed food in; and a way to keep the water at the precise temperature you want for as long as you want. If you… Continue
Added by Cornelia on February 1, 2010 at 11:42am —
I bought fresh shrimp and a lobster at the winter farmer’s market in Rollingsford, New Hampshire this past weekend for dinner on Saturday night. It was out-of-this world delicious. If you haven’t tasted fresh, local, “right off the boat” shrimp (not frozen, farm-raised or brought in from another continent), you’ve never had “real” shrimp before. It's soft and delightful, not anything like the farm-raised stuff we get from out of the country. And, what a treat to have a fresh lobster in January!… Continue
This ranks right up there with Tiny Houses and mini pies for shrinking the fantastic and beautiful into little packages. Boing Boing and Martha Stewart have excellent how-tos for how to make these green little worlds.…
In our church we are working to alleviate poverty in our community. One of the less obvious needs of lower income families is some form of a Dental Plan. The diet from a food pantry is often high sugar and lends to decay. Many meals are consumed from Vending Machines. While it may not seem necessary, proper tooth… Continue
Added by Cindy Fallsen on January 26, 2010 at 7:47pm —
So, this is the story of how I became the faithful Farmer Babe to our Humble Farmer. Thinking it best to start from the beginning, before I begin to blog the actual physical work that I (and we) do on the actual CSA property and the commitment that we have to our CSA family, this story starts with the chance encounter of two people that fell in love and decided to raise chickens (and vegetables) together using reverent, environmentally-sound, natural practices.
I've been trying to find new ways to use my spaghetti squash besides as a substitute for the pasta. I plan to make another loaf of my Spaghetti Squash-Orange bread, I've only made one loaf for myself this year.
I have been contacted by my local WholeFoods regarding my products( MyWIckedGarden.com). They are interested in selling them, but have told me it is mandatory to have 2 million dollars worth of insurance before they will stock my items. Also I was told I need bar codes on my products. Any one gone threw this or have any advice for me?
I attended a dinner last week that served ALL local ingredients - sourced from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont. The dinner was sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Boston and Nourish Restaurant. As the chef told us: Not an easy feat in mid-January! The salad dressing contained no vinegar, but a red wine reduction, honey and kombucha from mere… Continue
Added by Cornelia on January 19, 2010 at 6:44pm —