{FSC PODCAST} episode 2: all about csa programs

{Christine’s 2011 22-week CSA Share from Kilpatrick Family Farm} This month’s episode is all about CSAs– community supported agriculture! We tell you what CSA is and why it’s awesome for both farmers and consumers. If you’re interested in supporting local farmers and the local food system, this show is for you. Are you still on…

{Scaling Up the Northeast Grains System} Maine Grains

Editor’s Note:  Our first ‘Community Voices’ contributor Amy Halloran is back with her 2nd installment of ‘Scaling Up the Northeast Grains System’, her investigation into local grain production past and present. This month she brings us her exciting trip to Skowhegan, Maine. You can read Amy’s first post here. -Christina +++++ I went to Maine…

{Behind the Scenes} at a working farm

This is the second summer I’ve had the chance to go out and work at Kilpatrick Family Farm. I usually only go out once a week since it’s about an hour from my house. When I started working there I really didn’t know what to expect. I just wanted to get as much experience as…

{Know Your Farmer} Strawberry Fest 2011

The lucky CSA members of Kilpatrick Family Farm were invited to head up to Middle Granville, NY this week for some strawberry picking, farm touring, baby animal petting and picnicking.  The weather was perfect, cute little kids were out in full force and I spent every dime I had on strawberries. It was a good…

In the Land of Corn & Cattle

Recently we took a road trip to Indiana to see my in-laws. If you’ve ever driven through, or flown over the middle of the country you know there are lots of very large farms. During the several days there I kept thinking about a few things in relation to these farms. Before I go further…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

So.Many.Good.Links.Start.Reading.Now.It.Will.Take.You.All.Week. Enjoy. -Christina THIS WEEK IN FOOD Ohhhh Bittman. I love you. He reveals on his NYTIMES Opinionator Column why he is currently fasting…On his NYTimes blog he shares some of his fasting experience, Link-love on Hunger, Poverty & Budget Cuts and finally, his thoughts on Hunger as a Disease. Wonderful, wonderful pieces. Sooo if…