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Creme de la Crop

Creme de la Crop

Beautifully Designed, Inspired By Nature

In 2002 Creme de la Crop started growing organic produce for the community on their seventy-acre, family farm. That passion continues through our Community Supported Agriculture Program. Now the operation provides a wide range of locally produced and small-batch goods, in an on-site farm store. Handcrafted Candles, Skincare, and Soaps are made in-house with the finest ingredients available. We simply share with you what we love.

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Creme de la Crop

Beautifully Designed, Inspired By Nature

In 2002 Creme de la Crop started growing organic produce for the community on their seventy-acre, family farm. That passion continues through our Community Supported Agriculture Program. Now the operation provides a wide range of locally produced and small-batch goods, in an on-site farm store. Handcrafted Candles, Skincare, and Soaps are made in-house with the finest ingredients available. We simply share with you what we love.

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Charlestown Farm

Charlestown Farm

We are an on-farm CSA just south of Phoenixville, PA. We started in 2002 with a mission to provide our community with naturally grown, pesticide free food and to create a farm that members could call their own.

We harvest most of the share but also have beautiful U-pick gardens where members can pick flowers, herbs, small fruits, cherry tomatoes, hot peppers, beans and peas.

It is our hope that our farm creates an appreciation for the value of productive farmland in suburban Philadelphia.

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The Dorito Effect

The Dorito Effect

Have you ever wondered why those perfectly red tomatoes from the supermarket taste like tap water? And did a simple roast chicken always require half a pound of seasoning? It's no illusion. The flavor of the food we eat is changing, and has been for more than half a...

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Steven McFadden via Chiron Communications

Steven McFadden via Chiron Communications

Chiron Communications is a conceptual umbrella to unify my diverse work as a writer, speaker, consultant, and healer. I've been writing about CSA since its inception in the USA in 1978. With Trauger Groh I'm co-author of Farms of Tomorrow (1990) and also Farms of...

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Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Women are passionate advocates for sustainable food and farming and have been changing the way America eats and farms for decades.

Farmer Jane tells 30 such stories of some exceptional women leaders that are working on this change by farming, educating, advocating, and/or transforming how we eat through their food businesses.

But it’s not just about being a woman. (Stay with me here.) It’s about the impact that femininity has in changing businesses for the better. Women lean towards relationships and long-term strategies that prioritize future generations, and the good news is that this viewpoint is starting to become valued in the emerging green economy. It’s all about systems thinking and perspectives of what the new (triple) bottom line should be—that of environment, people, and prosperity (health, and economic). Beyond their role in shifting business, women are raising the next generation of leaders, of farmers, of gardeners, of aware human beings that will care for this place long after we’re gone.

This book is not just a celebration of the profiled women, but of all women that vote for sustainability every time they shop, eat, farm, and advocate for change. The biggest hope for this book is that you’ll be inspired to do the same.

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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities.

The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents.

In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country.

An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

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