Tag: farming

Part 1: Climate Change and Farming…A Conversation with Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook encourages people to broaden their culinary repertoire with information on more than 90 fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms. In addition to its 360 recipes, it also highlights the challenges that small-scale organic farmers often experience in producing and selling their food. Climate […]

Late-Summer Reflections from Helsing Junction Farm

This week’s blog post comes from Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, Washington, south of Seattle, which is mentioned in my book, Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook. We’re big fans of this farm that was founded in1992 by Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcic as one of the country’s first CSA operations. HJF began as a 75-member CSA and over […]

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 Thanksgiving Day by Ruben […]

Is a CSA Right for You?

It’s that time again—when spring is just around the corner and with it the luscious, long-awaited promise of fresh greens, succulent veggies, and aromatic herbs to break the long winter months of root vegetables and squash. And right now community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms across the country and consumers alike are courting one another in this […]

Retirement of a Generation: A Farmer’s Guest Blog

In case you haven’t paid close attention to the farmers selling to you at your local farmer’s market or your CSA pickup, read about it in The New York Times, or seen the video on the Modern Farmer website, there’s a troublesome generation gap specific to farming—the average age of American farmers has been steadily rising […]

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