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WWOOF - Willing Workers on Organic Farms

Are you looking to travel the world and promote sustainability at the same time? Or are you an organic farmer seeking an extra set of hands? You may want to get involved in WWOOF, the Willing Workers on Organic Farms program.

Healthy and Green Recipes for a Festive St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day is this Friday, March 17! You know you will be wearing green, and maybe drinking some Guinness. But do you know what you are going to eat to celebrate the greenest day of the year?

Pioneer Food – Buckwheat Flour and the Legends of America

Buckwheat was a staple in the early American diet, especially during the pioneer days. Its popularity had diminished somewhat in later years, but it has been going through quite a revival lately. This is thanks to the great nutritional properties of this grain, and also a rise in the number of Americans choosing a gluten-free diet. Read on to learn more about this grain, which is, in fact, not a grain at all!

Know Your Farmer: Matt Szechenyi of Briars Farmstead

People get into farming for all kinds of reasons. As for Matt Szechenyi, he’s always enjoyed helping people, and feels that as a farmer who produces natural, nutrient-dense foods, he’s doing just that. At Briars Farmstead, Matt cultivates food on land that’s been in his family for more than 70 years, though he wasn’t always a farmer. While he says that farming isn’t quite the romantic endeavor some make it out to be, he considers it a privilege to be able to do what he does. Despite the many challenges, he loves providing healthy food to people and giving back to the land — especially in a time when our food systems really need it.

What are Food Buying Clubs and how can they help eat better?

Food buying clubs capture the essence of sustainability as they are good for the environment, good for farmer's livelihood and good for people. But some people are not familiar with this growing in popularity model of food buying.

National CSA Sign Up Day

Today, February 24th, 2017 is a National CSA Day 2017. Quite a few people don't know what CSA stands for, and why this model is important not just for farmers, but for consumers as well. Learn more, and find a CSA farm near you to celebrate small farmers and support local agriculture.

Imported Foods Are Making More Americans Sick

According to a study published in the March 2017 edition of “Emerging Infectious Diseases” — a journal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — the researchers identified an increasing number of foodborne disease outbreaks related to imported foods.

Know Your Food: Leeks

Leek is one of those items at the grocery store that is often overlooked. It’s not a staple, like tomatoes or onions, and it’s not weird enough to stand out, like rutabaga or celery root, and so it mostly goes unnoticed. Which is a shame, because not only are leeks versatile and healthy, but full of remarkable flavor.

What to eat to spark the flame for the Valentine’s Day

For centuries, people have sought out aphrodisiac foods to help increase fertility and sexual desire. Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and it would appear that a lot of our common aphrodisiacs and associations of love stem from that ancient time.

Know Your Farmer: Jacqueline of Back2thebeginning Farm

Though Jacqueline hasn’t always been a farmer per se, she’s always been one to cultivate the land. Being from the Garden State, she took to gardening early, and continued it throughout her life. Now a Florida resident, when she purchased a home with a larger amount of land, farming was a natural progression for her.
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