Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food in North Adams, MA

Monday February 8th from 5 - 7 PM 49 Main Street, North Adams

"Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Expo," sponsored by Target:Hunger North Berkshires will feature local farmers, farmers markets, co-ops and restaurants that sell food in the North Berkshire area, information about Community Supported Agriculture CSAs, and a chance to meet the farmers growing our local food supply. For more information call 413-672-1167.

Winter no bar to local produce
By Judith Lerner Special to The Berkshire Eagle

NORTH ADAMS -- It may be midwinter, but local foods and local farmers will be out in abundance at a "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" event here on Monday.

"We’ve planned the event for February," said Kim McMann, director of Target Hunger North Berk-shire, "to remind everybody that there are value-added products -- meat and dairy products and even storable items like apples and winter squash -- available year round. Also, this is when people are buying their shares for next summer in local CSA farms."

CSAs are farms supported through customers buying shares in that year’s harvest and receiving, week by week, whatever grows and is available.

"It’s a time of year when we start to get down about the cold and long for summer and the fabulous local produce that summer will bring," she said.

The free event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at 49 Main St., will offer free light refreshments, some free samples and a few local food items for sale.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Interview with Joel Salatin in the Guardian

Interview: Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin is America's most celebrated pioneer of chemical-free farming – but if you want to taste his beef or chicken you'll have to move to Virginia. He talks to Gaby Wood about why local is best and his role in the documentary Food, Inc which attacks the giants of industrialised food production