I stand at the end of the production line, clutching a thin slice of toasted bread in my hand and eagerly awaiting the new oil.
I am not here to butt heads with critics of Green Mountain College's decision to slaughter a team of oxen who have worked on the campus for many years. What is missing from the dialogue, however, is how close both collective's rationale are situated.
Paul Fuller and his wife Judy have been building their food processing business Sweet Creek Foods -- they refer to it as a "glassery" rather than a cannery -- for 12 years.
Agriculture is a dual solution to economic and food security challenges, and it presents just one outcome: By focusing on agriculture now, we will improve the livelihoods and quality of life of billions of people.
These five chefs and their beloved restaurants and those who provide food for their tables are all linked to the land, sea, people and the environments which surround them.
It has become clear to all of the major stakeholders that it will take billions of dollars in investment in cocoa, the vital ingredient to make chocolate, to make it sustainable for the future.
While we're busy perfectly placing a stalk of rosemary next to the batch of homemade muffins so that the picture with a filter to subdue the colors will look a little more quaint, there are millions of people around the world, and here at home, going hungry.
Somewhere in the summers of the 1990s I became a tomato junkie.
The Know Thy Food buyer's club began with a small parenting group in 2008, and has grown into a 900-member food buyer's club, with hundreds of fresh, sustainable and organic foods available from local farmers and specialty food distributors.
Farmers have a hard enough job as it is. Add an unpredictable supply of labor, and farmers are downright vulnerable. We need an immigration process that is responsive to our economic needs. That means a stable and skilled agricultural workforce.
A sweet tart made with spiced tomato jam, almond pastry tart crust and vanilla ricotta cream filling. It's easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.
It was Year 2 of the Best Day of the Year -- the one spent going to the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine -- and it was this past weekend.
Congress is playing games with American farmers. And almost no one seems to hear our cry. I believe their neglect of farmers in favor of election year politics demonstrates that it's time to turn some members of Congress out to pasture!
When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.
As the chopper returns, you'll get gorgeous views of the Toronto Islands, the largest urban car-free community in North America and perhaps Toronto's best geographical treasure.
This organic nonsense has to stop. I'd like to request that those who don't know agriculture cease stoking a divisive debate that misses the heart of the problem: We're not sure how we should grow food, and thus we're not sure how to eat.