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Buy a Farm?

Buy a Farm?

A friend told me she wants to buy a farm. She is a suburban gal with an undergraduate agricultural degree, so has the passion. Her career wasn't agriculture though, it was high tech. Now retired, she is ready to launch that Third Act, the next adventure, the next...

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Grandpa’s Bees: Growing Seed

Grandpa’s Bees: Growing Seed

Bees, ladybugs, and other pollinators--the perpetuators of life--create the plethora of produce that nourishes, sustains, and makes life taste good! Seventy of the top 100 foods we eat are pollinated by bees. Without pollinators, no stone fruit-peaches, plums, and...

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Eating Locally for Flavor

Eating Locally for Flavor

I was born before trucking in out-of-season foods was the norm. Most of the year our usual nightly dinner veggie was frozen (not canned) beans, peas, or vegetable medley with meat and potatoes and the iceberg lettuce wedge. Mid-winter fresh produce included a plethora...

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Port Gamble–Creating Community with Food

Port Gamble–Creating Community with Food

To eat this autumn season, purchase local fruits, vegetables, and meat and dairy products directly from local farmers at a Farmers Market or through a Community Supported Agriculture ("CSA"). Buying directly from a family farm allows the farmer to earn a far better...

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Corn Comforts and Satiates

Corn Comforts and Satiates

In this time of unending COVID and election stories, I ache for a sense of normalcy and certainty. Turning to comfort food satiates and satisfies. Creating a giant pot of minestrone soup with the last morsels of summer produce blended with the August canned tomato...

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Being Grounded

Being Grounded

We live in uncomfortable, uncertain times. As November 3rd approaches, the stress meter increases daily. With COVID-19, racial injustice tension, economic uncertainty, and the most contested election in my lifetime, the need for calm and centering is so needed. Love...

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Pivoting in the Food System During COVID

Pivoting in the Food System During COVID

Summer is my favorite food season. It's the season of fruits and vegetables I crave. We are at peak season right now. Freshly picked corn, luscious peaches dripping with sweetness, tomatoes-green stripes, dark chocolate, yellow pear and cherry red, and more-all juicy...

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EastWest Food Rescue in the Time of COVID

EastWest Food Rescue in the Time of COVID

Food,  after water, is the key to life. For most of us it's easy to get food by visiting our local grocery store, shopping at the Farmer's Market, perhaps doing an occasional COSTCO run or growing a garden of fresh herbs and tomatoes. We do not know what it is...

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