Relating to how politics, socioeconomics, and government policy affect food supply and consumption and health; includes food deserts, hunger, food inequity, food pantries, and SNAP
In this post, we honor two remarkable women who shaped the world of food around them: Portland-based cooking teacher and Slow Food USA leader Katherine Deumling, and Deborah DeBord, a visually impaired home cook and CSA advocate who wrote for this blog in 2019–2020.
Greetings in 2023! After the past few surreal years, life is finally starting to feel a little bit more normal. We can see friends again, attend events, and dine in restaurants (and not have to be outside, even). And that is such a huge relief. On the flip side, rising inflation is causing many people […]
The global pandemic disrupted food access for many people, especially Americans in the most marginalized populations. But it also spurred remarkable solutions using creative thinking, smartphone technology, and the sheer boots-on-the-ground human drive to help the hungry, one person at a time. Here are several inspiring stories.
This is the fourth of a special four-part series about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, community and backyard gardens, and food equity. ____________________ As we head into six-plus months of stay-at-home orders, many of us have adjusted to new routines, all the while worrying or wondering about the next changes […]
Now is the moment when fresh sweet corn is piling in almost faster than you can eat it. You’ve been waiting for it all year and you’re gorging yourself silly on it, but are you starting to wonder how you can keep up? Deborah DeBord has a few tips for getting corn off the cob […]