Archive for March 24th, 2010

Garens Greens at Riverside Farm CSA

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Garens Greens used to be Back River Farm in Dover. Now Garen has teamed up with Riverside Farm, North Berwick, ME, in order to continue his business. Garen specializes in salad and cooking greens as well as heirloom tomatoes. A limited amount of CSA shares are available for the 2010 season. CSA pickups will be Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays only, at Brookford Farm in Rollinsford, NH. CSA shares cost $400 and feed 3 people comfortably.

Visit http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M35947 to see more details.

In the News: Why Should You Eat Local?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

In the current issue of the York Independent, volume 12, issue 6, the cover story is just that, “Why Should You Eat Local?” And as Dan Szczesny says in the Publisher’s Note,

This week’s cover story will make perfect sense to some, but will baffle others. Why pay more? Why go through the paperwork of a co-op? Why pick your own when it can all be had easily, wrapped, and less expensively?

Unless you’ve tasted cabbage so sweet and crunchy that it makes you smile for the rest of the day, nothing I can say will explain it or you. You just have to try it.

This three-page story is just what it says it is, a little guide to a few reasons why everyone should eat local. One of the reasons in the article comes from Jacquelyn Nooney, owner of Touching Earth Farm in Kittery,

It’s critical that people support local farmers because we need to be able to have a local source of food especially as this world starts to get crazier and crazier . . . it’s  so elemental.

And as Szczesny asks, “What can be more basic than food? And more enjoyable?”

To read the article click here.

Food Democracy Now petition

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

As we posted in more detail last week, the Department of Justice and the USDA are looking into whether companies like Monsanto and DuPont constitute a monopoly in the seed industry. Listening sessions are being held, but, citizens viewpoints don’t seem to be being heard very well. Food Democracy Now, a great and effective group, has an easy to sign petition on their website to help us make sure the USDA and DOJ know we care very much about these issues!

Food Democracy Now petition