Farmers vs. Monsanto, January 31st in NYC

“Farmers are being sued for having GMOs on their property that they did not buy, do not want, will not use and cannot sell.” — Tom Wiley, North Dakota farmer…

Market Notes: Apple Dumpling Pie

A couple of years ago we took some of our apples to Great Maine Apple Day, MOFGA’s annual event in Unity, to get them identified. We were told they were Priscillas, a late-season…

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

Mark Bittman addresses the question “Is junk food really cheaper?” with graphic clarity in his op-ed column for the New York Times. Click on the image to see the comparison…

Market Notes: A Pepper Primer

  Glorious peppers are here! Now that this season’s tomatoes are put up, it’s time to focus on the irresistible array of peppers to be found at Seacoast farmers’ markets. Give…

Volunteer Work Day at Daryl’s

This recent storm has me thinking about community more than usual lately. There are many components in building a sustainable food system, but the most important aspect is social, what…

Market Notes: On Canning Tomatoes

As the days grow noticeably shorter, now is the time to start stocking up, and canning tomatoes is high on my list. This week’s haul from the farmers’ market included just…

Flood Damage Puts Farms at Risk

Part of eating locally is being aware of the impact weather events such as Irene can have on our farming community. Many of our local farmers have been spending sleepless…

How Big a Backyard Farm Do You Need?

This infographic from 1BOG (One Block Off the Grid) tackles the question, “How big a backyard do you need to live off of the land?” More and more people are…

Market Notes: Peach Tart

People have different callings and, when it comes to baking, mine is in tarts and pies. Whether round or square, free-form or shaped, sweet or savory, it’s what I like…