Next there were a few members on the board who seemed to know a lot more about such things than I, and they asked with puzzled looks: "Who would want to drive all the way out there just to garden?" Me and other gardeners like me, I suggested. That made them all laugh.
A bill is now on California governor Jerry Brown's desk that will end these brutal practices and save lives. The Humane Treatment for Farm Workers Act (AB 2676) says that agricultural employers must treat farm workers at least as well as animals or face the same criminal penalties.
The summer harvest is still at its peak, and in just one visit to the market (with a few helpers to assist you in carrying the goods!), you can prepare several quick, healthful, and mouthwatering dishes to celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with family and friends!
Lemon basil, it smelled divine so I bought a big bunch at the market. So now what do I do with it? The Splendid Table gives you some ideas.
The destruction of topsoil, the reliance on monocrops, and the web of subsidies for corn and soy are indefensible. Painting big farmers as bad guys and small farmers as good guys doesn't help.
I just can't seem to escape it. I notice it everywhere... at home... at work... in between home and work. Remember that famous, whispered line from The Sixth Sense? Well, "I see food waste."
Food justice is about principles that are firmly rooted in an Islamic ethics that makes it obligatory for Muslims to care for the poor. How can we ensure that the members of our community have access to food that is wholesome and ethically sound?
If you're wondering what geoduck sorbet tastes like, it's simple: a delightful, zesty dose of sweet lemon, lime flavor, followed by a really weird infusion of chewy geoduck, which really just tastes like a bad clam.
I first tried spaghetti squash a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe how amazing the texture was, the subtle sweetness, the way it made the dish lighter and healthier than it otherwise should be.
The Internet is teeming with recipes for how to prepare them, but how do you store these summer gems? Here's how to keep the season's best herbs, fruits and vegetables at their peak as long as possible.
The farmers market saved the farm. In this case, quite literally so.
For centuries, American farmers have nurtured the ties between nature and food and developed techniques for protecting precious resources like water and land. Seldom has all of that been more important than now.
Last week Just Food and The Sylvia Center brought together over 200 New Yorkers in a series of meals hosted in homes around the city, reminiscent of how families and neighborhoods came together around the table for generations.
After a leisurely morning ferry ride between the emerald islands of the San Juan Archipelagos, we arrive on Orcas Island. We head straight to West Bea...
Chad's attitude has changed, his whole family is eating healthier food, and the garden gets him outside moving and sweating every day, with his excited kids working beside him. And this kind of Appalachian pride is growing on 43 family gardens all across Ashe County.
If you live in an apartment in a city, could you ever imagine growing and eating your own lettuce? In your apartment? Well, apparently a growing number of Americans can.