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Eating Seasonally in Autumn

By Emma Grace: Now is a wonderful time for produce because of the overlap of summer and early autumn. We are able to enjoy the freshest foods of summer like tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and green beans, and fresh herbs like basil and parsley, while simultaneously seeing autumn foods like new …

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Life with Backyard Chickens

By Fredrica Syren: It’s been almost a year since our chickens moved into our backyard. We bought four hens from a neighbor — along with a chicken coop he had built. “The girls,” as my husband calls them, are an endless joy for our kids and ourselves. The kids named …

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Movie Review—Sustainable

By Fredrica Syren: I admit I have watched more documentaries about organic food, small farms and environmental instability than I can count. However, the new documentary Sustainable is one I must recommend. This movie is well done and presents a provocative view of the economic and environmental instability of America’s …

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Urban Foraging–Nature’s Pantry

By Kim Robson: Most people think of foraging as an activity only for those lucky enough to live in remote forests or idyllic fields. But just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t hunt for and collect nutritious food and plants to add to your diet. And …

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Stop Factory Farming—Support Local Organic Family Farms

By Fredrica Syren: At an alarming rate all over the world, expansion of factory farms is forcing family farmers out of business. According to U.S Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land in the U.S alone. As a result, there are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. …

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Foraging — Nature’s Pantry

By Fredrica Syren: Spring is here, and it comes with lots of sun and nature’s awakening after its long winter slumber. Now is also the beginning of foraging season, something my family truly enjoys. Foraging is the process of gathering wild food resources such as plants, flowers, berries, nuts, seeds, …

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Support An Organic and Local farm when Buying A Turkey This Season

By Fredrica Syren: In most households, a turkey is the centerpiece at the Thanksgiving meal. And there may be no better time than the harvest season to make the statement that you believe in serving good quality, fresh food to your family. Better still, you can do so by supporting local farmers …

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Our One-Month Food Challenge

By Fredrica Syren: We have embarked on a one-month food challenge: we’ll not shop from any grocery store at all or eat at a restaurant or order takeout food, and will eat only locally produced organic food from either farmers or the farmers’ market. So why are we doing this, …

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Reasons for Eating Locally and Seasonally this Summer 

By Larraine Roulston: “Food Miles” is the term referring to the number of miles (or kilometers) that food travels from farm to table. The profound impact of this distance on the environment has been recognized. The best seller 100 Mile Diet by  Alisa Smith and J.B.MacKinnon had a significant impact in …

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