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Calling all Seattle carnivores!

Put your money where your steak knife is! The Montlake Meat group is looking for additional members, according to our reader (and Montlake Meat book maven) Jenni. She also reminded us that we've been tardy about sending in our order form. Eep. (I hope she believes the excuse that it was too stained by...

Meat – It’s in Your CSA Box

One of the great things about contributing to a blog like this one is that people will email us, providing information, insights, suggestions, and other helpful tips. In the last couple of weeks, we here at Locavore Central (Seattle branch) received a comment from a local Seattleite. We corresponded a bit,...

Chard Times

"Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. " That is the thinking beind the monolithic meat and potatoes food culture that marked my first dozen years. More than two dozen years later, I still approach certain new foods with caution and an excess of butter to tame their strange flavors. While it is...

Alt-ag goes to college

Washington State University has announced a new Major in Organic Agriculture, the first of its kind in the United States. It is not clear how closely the program will follow sustainable practices such as the ones promoted by WSU's Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR), but it is...

Non-profit community land trusts: preserving organic farms from the ground up

Richard Huff tipped me off to a grassroots movement to preserve farmland and promote organic farming. PCC Farmland Trust, a non-profit land trust and wholly separated entity founded by Puget Consumers Co-op Natural Markets, purchases land to be set aside for organic farming. The trust currently owns four...

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