Giving Differently This Holiday

Giving Differently This Holiday

As the countdown of shopping days begins and many of us start to plan holiday meal menus, it’s easy to get caught up in the search for perfect gifts and just the right recipes. I don’t do a lot of holiday gift giving or entertaining, but a column I read on...
Looking for Work? Food? Try Good Food Jobs!

Looking for Work? Food? Try Good Food Jobs!

If you’re reading this blog, you likely know that food-related jobs today are no longer confined to restaurants, food production, food service, farms, and farmers markets. They’re found in school gardens, college food studies programs, meal delivery businesses like...
Organizations Investing in Food as Medicine

Organizations Investing in Food as Medicine

It was Hippocrates who long ago declared, “Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” Today, the idea of food as medicine is the foundation of health initiatives being developed collaboratively by hospitals, health organizations, local health departments,...
What Does It Mean To Take Ownership of Our Food?

What Does It Mean To Take Ownership of Our Food?

We like this blog post from the website of Our Table Cooperative, a 58-acre, certified organic CSA farm in Sherwood, Oregon, south of Portland. The co-op’s farm operates as a not-for-profit land trust with the goal of keeping the land in sustainable agriculture...
Gratitude: A Guest Post from Helsing Junction Farm CSA

Gratitude: A Guest Post from Helsing Junction Farm CSA

The following guest blog is from Helsing Junction Farm (HJF), a 1,000-plus-member CSA farm in Rochester, Washington, featured in Bounty From the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook. Farm co-manager Dan Finklestein, in his second season at HJF, wrote this piece. We loved seeing...
Chefs Cooking with Less Meat & Rethinking Protein Sources

Chefs Cooking with Less Meat & Rethinking Protein Sources

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So wrote Michael Pollan, well-known critic of US food policies in his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His 2008 advice to “eat food” contrasted real food—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and...
Keeping Markets Honest—A Guest Post

Keeping Markets Honest—A Guest Post

Do you take for granted that the produce you buy at your local farmers market is grown by the people selling it, or have you ever had some doubts? The Tampa Bay (Florida) Times recently ran a “Farm to Fable” series looking into food fraud at local farmers markets as...
Farm-to-Table Events—A Great Way to Eat Locally and Have Fun!

Farm-to-Table Events—A Great Way to Eat Locally and Have Fun!

If you’re a CSA member—new or longtime—you may be visiting your farm regularly to pick up your CSA box or once in a while for a volunteer work day or some other event. Another great way for CSA members and nonmembers alike to spend time at a nearby farm is to reserve...

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