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...
Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

In this age of hyper-hybridized produce for large-scale cultivation and shipping, the pear is a rare fruit that has been mercifully left alone; the varieties you see in markets today are pretty much unchanged from over a century ago. About 3,000 varieties exist...
Seasonality: A True Definition

Seasonality: A True Definition

This guest post is by Jack Hedin, farmer and owner of Featherstone Farm, one of the largest CSA farms in southeastern Minnesota. The farm produces around 70 varieties of fresh market fruits and vegetables for distribution to natural food stores, wholesalers, and CSA...
Basil: Pesto, Love & Scorpions

Basil: Pesto, Love & Scorpions

Nothing heralds summer like basil, one of the most aromatic and evocative of herbs. Its floral, slightly spicy fragrance instantly brings to mind classic Italian dishes such as pesto, caprese salads, and pasta, but for me, I love it in a very different way—as a salad...
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...
Useful Tips for Growing Oyster Mushrooms at Home – Guest Post

Useful Tips for Growing Oyster Mushrooms at Home – Guest Post

This month we are delighted to welcome guest writer Richard Clayton, who says, “I’m an owner of a small gardening shop. I love gardening, especially lawn care. I spend all of my free time taking care of my lawn and discuss lawn care experiences with my friends,...
Awakening with Asparagus

Awakening with Asparagus

Few vegetables represent spring as definitively as asparagus, with its tender shoots poking out of the moist, dark earth to meet the warm sun and lengthening days. This perennial garden favorite is a member of the lily family, one that is harvested in an all-too-brief...
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,...

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