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Chewin’ in Charleston

Noshette and I went down south to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend a wedding of an old childhood friend of hers and we did a little bit of Ethicureanating while we were there. (once the word Ethicurean gets an entry in the dictionary, we'll have to figure out how to conjugate it.) A quick bit of...

Foraging in Quebec

This week was Noshette's birthday, and among the many things we did to celebrate was to have dinner at Les Jardins Sauvages, which in English means "the wild gardens", a woodland table restaurant in St.Roch de l'Achigan. (Since I no longer go by the name "Nosher", Noshette will now be...

Getting a feel for Philadelphia’s local-food scene

Note to RSS readers: Flash-based slideshow is embedded in post. When you come from a smaller city in a rural area and your main local-foods choices consist of a couple of upscale restaurants or your own home cooking (with produce from the farmers market, of course), sometimes you want to know what it's like...

Farm tour: Pressing issues at Hidden Star Orchards

Autumn is apple season in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, an opportunity to taste apples at their peak and remember how good an apple can be. For many, the apple's standing has been diminished by too many cardboard-like Red Delicious apples served as token pieces of fruit on airplanes or at other...

Yes Dorothy, we’re still in Kansas

From our Kansas contributor, Janet Majure, whose blog is Foodperson.com. Note to RSS readers: You're missing a slideshow of images from the farm. Janet's Flickr set has full captions. If one thing stands out among the farms in the 2007 Kaw Valley Farm Tour this past weekend (Oct. 6-7), it's the remarkable...

Saving seeds for the future: Barton Organic Farm

Though I've lived in this town through twelve summers now, I've only been a faithful farmers-market groupie for the past four or five. I'm not entirely sure why it took me so long to spend my Saturday mornings hiking downtown, hobnobbing with the farmers, and carrying home lots of fresh produce for the week...

Farm tour: Almonds, grapes, geese and pawpaws at Lagier Ranches

Updated 8/22/10 with link to new video of almond tree shaking from Massa Organics. Shopping at the farmers market gives consumers a chance to talk to farmers about their products, see how a farm changes across the seasons, and gain a better understanding of the challenge of farming. It's a big improvement...

Cheese Baby visits the Estrella Family Creamery

From our Seattle correspondent Jenni P.: Anthony Estrella calls my daughter the Cheese Baby, and since she’s been old enough to talk she’s called him the Cheese Man. We’ve been buying cheese from Anthony at Seattle farmers markets for the past couple of years. Every week we take home a...

Vermont (& New England) Diary Part II – the search for raw milk

I have been so busy gardening and cooking and enjoying the last few weeks of summer that I never got around to writing "Vermont Diary - Part II", the thrilling sequel to "Vermont Diary - Part I." Contributing to my negligence was a short trip to Maine, highlights of which I will include...

Vermont Diary – Part I

I just came back from 2 amazing days in Northern Vermont. You see, I was hired to be a chauffeur to an evil capitalist management consultant who was going to a small Vermont town - with or without me - to convince a nice small-town Vermont construction company owner to diversify and morph into a greedy...

A fun day with some fungi

I went on a CUESA-organized farm tour last Sunday to Monterey County, about 2 hours south of San Francisco (Jen Maiser was also on the tour and wrote about it at Bay Area Bites). Our first stop was Far West Fungi in Moss Landing, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Moss Landing area is close to...

Postcard from Tunisia: Heaven — I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so…

...that I can hardly blog. I'm in Tunis, and I've finally yanked out the DSL plug fused directly into my brain, in order to enjoy the past few days of serious R&R, while Marc so ably keeps the Ethicurean home fires burning. (Pelosi, how could you?) I have so much to report about our trip to Holland, and...

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