Archive for ‘Sustainable Farming’

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Experts urge fruit growers to use pesticide alternatives

by Caroline Brown

I should make a blog category called “duh.” Articles with headlines such as this would get filed away there. Not to rant, but sometimes it boggles my mind that corporations make deadly chemicals to apply to OUR FOOD; farmers buy it without question and use it on OUR FOOD; and dumb consumers eat it, again without question.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Local Thanksgiving meal: the sequel

by Caroline Brown

Well, after all the hype of the local Thanksgiving meal, Curt and I were invited to a friend’s house for dinner, and it seemed like too fun to pass up since our meal this year was going to be just the two of us. I knew when we accepted the invitation that the meal wouldn’t be local…or even homemade. (It was takeout from a well-known chain. Not what I would aspire to, but…)

So, I didn’t achieve my goal of eating a local meal, but I did make a Local Thanksgiving Dish to take as my contribution.

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Local Thanksgiving meal update

by Caroline Brown

I went to the farmers market this weekend to see what sorts of food would be available because I wanted to get as much local food as I could to make a local Thanksgiving meal. I had low expectations to be honest, but I was surprised by the amount and variety of food that was still available. There were only a couple of vendors there, but the main one, Wishing Stone Farm, delivered the goods. Here’s a few snaps of their stand.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Local, organic, sustainable, or ????

by Caroline Brown

What would the lead-up to Thanksgiving be like without an appeal from Earth Friendly Gardening to eat locally produced food? Why, it probably wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving at all! So I’ll draw your attention to an article published in yesterday’s New York Times.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Blog review: Kitchen Gardeners International

by Caroline Brown

Recently I learned about Kitchen Gardeners International, a non-profit organization based in Maine that’s focused on bringing “greater levels of food self-reliance” to global communities and individuals. They do this by promoting kitchen gardening, home cooking, and sustainable local food systems. KGI’s programs include International Kitchen Garden Day, an email newsletter, and a public awareness campaign called Real Food for Real People. And of course, a great blog, which is featured on their home page.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ease up on produce farmers

by Caroline Brown

In today’s New York Times. Nina Planck writes a good article about the E.coli outbreak due to eating raw spinach from California. She makes some excellent points, worth discussing here.

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