The family farm will continue as long as its existence is valued. There is strength in a family, and balance. The earth appears to respond to these things. And who is to say what defines a family? Certainly not I. My best attempt would suggest a congregation of like-minded hearts. Saving the family farm will … Continue reading Gaining Ground – Saving the Family Farm (Book Review and Giveaway)
Bandita Jenny Dewey is a country girl at heart. Born and raised in Northern California and growing up in her parent's butcher shop and deli, agriculture has always been a part of her life. She recently followed her heart to North Dakota where she is now engaged to a Sunflower farmer and … Continue reading North Dakota Agriculture from a Born and Raised California Girl
What do you consider to be a requirement of a "local" farmer? Let's have a discussion on a local farm and food from the perspective of a farmer who most people do not consider as "local." This article was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on December 06, 2012. Click here to see all of my … Continue reading What should a local farm (and farmer) look like?
I grew up on a ranch where Saturday mornings were for chores and feeding the cattle. After 5 years of college, I still don't know what to do with my Saturdays. My last trip to the Nashville Farmers Market was when my siblings came to visit on Spring Break. There wasn't much in season then, … Continue reading Saturday morning at Nashville Farmers Market
If you follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, you'll notice every time I go downtown in Nashville, there will be a photo posted of the AT&T building - affectionately characterized by some background Batman themed tunes. But that's not the only thing that really catches my eye in the Music City. Back in August when … Continue reading Nashville Farmers Market and Downtown
Food Policy ...definitely not something I consider in my daily vocabulary, but a conversation we should all be a part of. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I should consider myself a ‘foodie’ (term used loosely). I spend every day concerned about my food. I think about where it comes, learning … Continue reading Getting Involved In Campus Food Policy
Take a minute to read a portion of this article I found from a grass-fed cattle producer who wants to move past the local, farmers' market movement. A challenging view into the local food movement. So, I can say that I want to see my pork in Price Chopper, because behind the veil of the … Continue reading Toss the Farmers’ Markets?