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Food Swaps

When visiting my daughter Alisa and her husband Sean in LA this March, I noticed a lot of unpicked citrus in many neighborhoods. It was heartening to learn there are food swaps in LA attempting to solve the “problem” of … Continue reading

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Local Acorn Flour!

I splurged this weekend. For some, a splurge might be a bottle of wine or a meal at a fine restaurant; for me, it was a quart jar of acorn flour purchased at Killdeer Farm Stand, where Jason Avis was … Continue reading

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“Starve a Landfill”

Did you know that food waste accounts for 25% of all our fresh water use? And wasted food represents 23% of global agricultural land?  What can be done to reduce this misuse of resources?  We are fortunate to have Willing … Continue reading

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40 Acres and a Mule

I loved this post from a localvore in Georgia: “Let’s be honest: This is no Vermont. Have you ever noticed how many organic, small-farmed, value-added products originate in Vermont? I think we in the South need to do what the … Continue reading

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Food Solutions New England

Food Solutions New England has prepared a vision for New England agriculture that would have us producing 50% of our food by 2060, with self-sufficiency in dairy production and near self sufficiency in vegetables . . and no one going … Continue reading

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Herbs-from-the-Garden Crackers

Today’s Valley News had Carol Egbert’s recipe for homemade crackers with a suggestion to try different herbs. I had dried sage, rosemary and thyme from the garden as well as dried hot peppers . . . why not give it … Continue reading

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PYO Blueberries!

Economies of scale make it hard for small farms to compete with large-scale farming. One way small farms can compete is by offering Pick-Your-Own opportunities whereby the customer provides the labor. Yesterday, a friend and I picked our own at … Continue reading

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