Category: Pandemic

Relating to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, coronavirus, and quarantine; how the pandemic affects our cooking, eating, social behavior, food supply, shopping, gardening, rituals, traditions, health, and travel

Doing Thanksgiving Differently During the Pandemic

If you trust infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice about COVID-19, you may know that he’s advised Americans to have smaller Thanksgiving celebrations this year, acknowledging that his three adult daughters will not be flying home for the holiday this year “out of concern for me and my age.” He’s urged everyone to carefully […]

Food Justice, Equity & Supply: Responding to a Pandemic—and How You Can Help

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 […]

What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

This is the second of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, and community and backyard gardens. ____________________ As we all know, no part of our lives has been left untouched by the coronavirus pandemic, and the same goes for […]

How the Pandemic Is Changing Farmers Markets—and How to Shop Safely at Them

This is the first of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 has transformed the local food scene of farmers markets, farms, and victory gardens. ________________________________ It was only weeks ago that people worked in and ate at restaurants, looked forward to hanging out at their favorite farmers […]

Quarantine Cuisine

In these challenging times, our resident writer Deborah DeBord reminds us that meals at home don’t have to be boring. With simple ingredients that you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry, food that’s not only nourishing but downright delicious and creative can be concocted with a few simple tricks and techniques. As we […]

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