Buying Canadian: Canadian Countermeasures to US Tariffs

I love Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics” Blog.  She is a Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she officially retired in September 2017. It is well worth it to listen to and read her thought-provoking interviews about the politics involved in food….

Introducing Our ‘Garden Surplus to Table’ Program

Connecting Local Gardeners & Small-Scale Growers with their Community ~ Fostering Food Security & Access to Fresh Foods ~ Reducing Food Waste ~ Reducing Emissions Garden Surplus Drop Off/Sign In Sheet 2019 Garden Surplus 2019 Price List Creating a Local Food Movement The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a…

Inspirational Monday ~ Mini-Farm Your Front Lawn

I woke up this morning to a great post written and illustrated by two women, Jennifer Luxton and Erin Sagen, titled Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm. Take the time to read it and get inspired to do things differently. They wrote this article for YES! Magazine to incite people to ditch…

Healthy Food Trends for 2017: What’s on the Menu?

2016 was the year of the avocado, seeds, nuts and mushrooms as well as ‘clean’ labeling of food and ‘clean-eating’ – the consumption of minimally processed, locally sourced, real, fresh, nutrient-dense foods. 2017 consumer trends continue to move in the direction of food-as-medicine and the prevention of chronic conditions. Progressive consumers continue to redefine the supermarket…

Why Buy Locally Sourced Food?

Written by Jane Grueber Sustainable, organic and local are the Gold Standard when it comes to fresh food. What is local? Are locally grown or raised foods better than those produced by conventional industrial agriculture? Does buying local matter? The term ‘locavore’ was coined in 2012 to describe those people choosing to purchase food close…