Monthly Archives: February 2010

Interview with “Father of the Local Food Movement”

An interview with Gary Paul Nabhan (text, interspersed with short videos) from Indiana Public Radio’s EarthEats contains many great definitions for terms that mean a lot to people who care about good, clean, fair food: GMOs, monoculture, “local eating”, and heirloom seeds. This particular video is about Slow Food and eating locally; read the entire interview and see other videos at Questions for Gary Paul Nabhan “Father of the Local Food Movement”.

(Nabhan has been called a “bio-terroir”-ist. Love that!)

How to Choose a CSA

Photo credit: Culinary Delights Farm

Photo credit: Culinary Delights Farm

From Local Harvest, just in time for CSA/CSF Day at the Wentworth Greenhouses Winter Farmers’ Market in Rollinsford this Saturday, 2/27 (and 12+ other CSA fairs around the region on Sunday, 2/28), comes an informative article entitled How to Choose a CSA.

More resources:

List of all Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers’ Markets: http://www.seacoasteatlocal.org/winterfarmersmarkets/index.html

Slow Food Seacoast blog post on local 2010 CSA fairs, Feb. 27 and 28: http://www.slowfoodseacoast.org/category/blog/2010/02/csa-csf-days-for-2010/

Slow Food Boston events, Feb-March

Get information about showings in the 3rd Annual Film Series, food events, and more happening in and around Boston from Slow Food Boston:

3rd Annual Film Series – Two Angry Moms
When: Sunday, 02/21/2010 3:30PM

The City Meets The Sea: Beer Meets Oyster
When: Wednesday, 03/03/2010 7:00PM

Maple Sugaring Outing at Natick Community Organic Farm
When: Saturday, 03/13/2010 11:00AM

3rd Annual Film Series – Bullshit
When: Sunday, 03/14/2010 3:30PM

Announcing … the Seacoast Community Garden Network

Here’s a new idea:

  • What if wannabe gardeners could find an open community garden plot, or folks with an extra acre could find community gardeners to transform their land?
  • What if community gardens and gardeners could share their needs and solutions and learn from each other—even get to know each other?
  • What if start-up community gardens could find everything they needed—sample documents, supplies, information and real live people with experience—in one place?
  • What if we could build an interactive community that would support the growth and uniqueness of our community garden movement right here on the Seacoast?

This is the idea behind the Seacoast Community Garden Network—an open-to-all website that will be launching this spring, funded by the New England Grassroots Environment Foundation. Networks are popping up all over as people seek better ways to communicate with each other, but the Seacoast Community Garden is the first of its kind here. At a recent meeting, the ideas were coming fast and furious for how to build the Seacoast Community Garden Network (SCGN). It’s being designed now and should see the spring sunshine just in time for gardening season!

SCGN is still in the planning stages. If you’d like more information or want to become involved, please contact Jenny Isler to be put on the mailing list.