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Volunteering at My Local CSA

Yesterday I volunteered at my local CSA‘s pick-up location.  I greeted people in 90 degree heat as they came to pick up their weekly fruit and veggie shares, and though I was soaked in sweat, I had a great time.  I met my fellow shareholders and got to spend some time with another volunteer and … Continue reading

How to Eat Well on a Budget

You’re eco-friendly.  You take public transportation or ride a bike when possible. You are conscious of the amount of water, plastic and electricity you consume. You dream about local, organic food. Because, let’s face it, you are on a budget and eating well is one of the few eco-friendly things that costs more than eating … Continue reading

Summer Reading List

Ahh, the lazy days of summer.  It’s the perfect opportunity to relax in my back yard and crack open a book to enjoy while waiting for dinnertime. I love a juicy book about food – not only do they heighten your appreciation for your next meal, but they raise awareness to many issues that aren’t … Continue reading

Earth Spring Farm CSA

My co-workers and I received our very first box of fresh organic produce from Earth Spring Farm yesterday.  We signed up for a small share of veggies and a small box of fruit, and from June – October we will get a big helping of fresh fruits and veggies to divide among 6 very hungry … Continue reading

“Turn Here” for a Glimpse into Organic Life

At the beginning of the summer, Atina Diffley sent me an email and asked us to review her book, Turn Here Sweet Corn.  And I am so glad that she did. The book follows Diffley through her life as she journeys toward becoming a farmer and through the years as her farm takes off.  She and … Continue reading

A Book Review of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

Any American who has eaten a winter tomato, either purchased at a supermarket or on top of a fast food salad, has eaten a fruit picked by the hand of a slave.  “That’s not an assumption.  That is a fact.” –          Douglas Molloy, US District Attorney, Ft. Myers, FL. I recently had the pleasure to … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Dirty Life’ brings farming to life

My book club recently read ‘The Dirty Life’ by Kristen Kimball. The book follows Kristen on a year (ish) long journey from travel writer in New York City to farmer’s wife in upstate New York.  We follow her through her whirlwind courtship to Mark, and through first year on creating organic, member-funded farm. This book … Continue reading