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Digest: Where the wild things aren’t, Terra firma plans, slo-growing

Diner's Journal/NYT blog: Ever take a walk on the wild side in restaurants? Dairy Queen likes to — which is why she's shocked and embarrassed to learn from NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni that by law, the "wild" game served in U.S. restaurants is not exactly Bambi and Thumper, but more Old MacDonald....

Digest: Dirty salmon, Washington organic fees, Inc’s Green 50, and more

Seattle P-I: The EPA has launched a website that covers the ecosystems of Puget Sound and Canada's Georgia Basin. The site includes a lot of information about air quality, water quality, wildlife health, human population health, and a bunch more! (MoLM discloses: I interned for a state air-quality agency...

Reichert flat (like flat-Earthers) on global warming

Dave Reichert is Washington's Congressional representative from the 8th District, which is safely protected from the wilds of Seattle by Lake Washington. He is in a tough election battle with Darcy Burner, and they happened to speak at a PAC forum in the building complex where I work. The 8th District race...

Wild wine from Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze Farm, on Vashon Island in Puget Sound, is a hive of activity that produces an impressive array of products, including cheese, cow milk, chicken eggs, chickens, duck eggs, lamb, and wine. We visited the farm as part of King County's Harvest Celebration Tour. I wouldn't be surprised if Sea Breeze...

SARE sustainability grants available

Know a farmer, rancher, or "agricultural professional" trying to do the sustainable right thing? Remind them that they have until Dec. 6 to apply for $15K-$30K in funding — for projects to do with production practices, business development, or marketing alternatives — from the USDA’s Western Region...

Lard

Seattle is a pork-happy town. I observed the local fondness for pork not long after moving to the city three years ago. In addition to sandwiches and burgers featuring bacon, which is to be expected, pork plays a prominent role in breakfast. "Of course," some of you say, "ham and eggs for breakfast."...

Down on the farm: visiting Helsing Junction

On Sunday, Man of La Muncha and I headed south to our CSA, Helsing Junction Farm, for their annual Day on the Farm. We've been members of this CSA for three years now, but until this weekend we haven't had the opportunity to actually visit the place where we get the majority of our summer veggies. Though we...

CSA update: Methow meat arrives

The Butter Bitch and I took delivery of our first shipment from the Crown S meat CSA Sunday. The meat was delivered to the house of Jenni, one of the co-organizers, who also hosted a barbecue and potluck dinner. Crown S provided beef patties, and several people brought salads and dessert. We provided a red...

Meat CSAs: Seattle 2, Bay Area 0

Another meat CSA has announced announced availability to Seattle residents. Williamson Farms will deliver their variety pack to Seattle residents on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. They join Crown S Ranch in bringing sustainably raised beef to the Puget Sound region. Not that we are keeping count,...

Locavore Resources in the Puget Sound

Earlier this week, Man of La Muncha and I met up with Jenni and Lisa, two of the co-founders of our meat CSA (meat countdown T minus 22 days!) to talk about our reactions to reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. We discussed our shifts in thinking and how eating sustainably, organically, locally,...

Zuke alors!

Late July is the beginning of squash season in Seattle and as our weekend began I realized that we had two pounds of squash from our CSA box, with a good chance of receiving more squash on Tuesday. I had planned to grill squash on the weekend, but work and the reappearance of rain interfered with those...

Guest Post: Crown S Ranch Field Trip

Man of La Muncha here: One of our readers, Jenni, is one of the organizers of the Montlake Meat CSA, which will share a beef purchase from Crown S Ranch. She writes about her field trip to the ranch earlier in July. Seattle-area readers who are interested in the meat CSA are welcome to contact Man of La...

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