Someone emailed us a link to this video. While it points out some serious concerns we should all have with mega-farming, it lumps all milk producers together in this category. This is simply inaccurate. Here’s my clarification: It is true that the industrial production of milk can be an incredible burden on the planet. There [...]
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My friend Sharif Abdullah talks about gun violence, hatred, suicide, drug use, consumption, and, yes, cosmetic surgery, as manifestations of a societal pain we don’t want to talk about. Don’t let his [somewhat shocking] opening sentence dissuade you from listening! What does this have to do with cheese? We do our best to make cheese [...]
We bought a sheep from one of our neighbors, planning to fatten him up for a month and then take him to the butcher. Sheep are easy to raise, right? As soon as we got him home, he found a hole in the pen and escaped. So ensued a four-mile, two-hour trek back and forth [...]
Our friend Marti, the Jam Lady, now has a website for her fabulous jams. If you haven’t tried them, please do. And imagine how her Blackberry-Habanero Jam would taste served with Jackrabbit Ranch Chevre!
Alexa Verdugo’s article on Farmers Markets in Washington County highlights several markets, as well as vendors including our friend Marti – Jam Lady, as well as Jackrabbit Ranch.
While driving through Maine, we noticed an unusual license plate that bore the slogan,. “Support Local Agriculture.” Intrigued, I looked it up online. Begun in 2007, the program funds agriculture education is schools. One supporter of the program said, “Maine schoolchildren need to be given the opportunity to learn where the food they eat comes [...]
While visiting my sister in Wiscasset, Main, we enjoyed a lovely lobster dinner. She bought the lobsters at the dock, where they had just been brought in by a fisherman, and were still stored in a pen submersed in the ocean – they had never seen the inside of a tank. They don’t get any [...]
Our friend Lee in Virgin reports: Jeff Brown will be setting up Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with his Coalpits melons at the farm stand next to the Post Office in Virgin. Jeff grows “dry-farm” melons, which use far less water than conventionally-grown watermelons. For more information, click here.
If you haven’t done so yet, please come check out the Downtown Cedar City Farmer’s Market, held Wednesdays from 4-7 pm in the parking lot behind The Grind, Braun Books, and the Pastry Pub. This week found the market offering a wide selection of vegetables (including locally-grown tomatoes), peaches, cantaloupes, figs, pecans, local honey, fresh [...]
On EatLocalChallenge.org, Jennifer Maiser offers tips for those getting interested in local food: five steps to eating local. They are: 1. Frequent your farmers market. 2. Choose five foods that you can source locally. 3. Sign up for a CSA. 4. Pickle, can, freeze or dehydrate! 5. Can’t find locally grown? Try locally produced. Read [...]