Archive for the ‘Health, Wellness, & the Environment’ Category

This weekend I did another workshare at Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. You can see my previous post for more details about the incredible farm and amazing people that work there. As we begin to enter Fall (my favorite season), we are seeing some great and exciting produce coming out of the farms in […]

This weekend, after several prior unsuccessful attempts, I finally completed my first workshare at Clagett Farm in Maryland. Although hard work, it was extremely rewarding and fun- all around a great experience. A worksharer is person who works a certain number of hours on a farm in exchange for a share of the farm’s produce. […]

A few weeks ago, Susie and I took a mini road trip from New York City to Pocantico Hills, where we spent the afternoon wandering 80 acres of gardens, pastures, and woods, soaking in the sun, and relaxing in the beautiful courtyard grazing on fresh farm-to-table food at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. […]

Things you can’t see in the photos at the bottom of the basket include apples, potatoes, avocados, kohlrabi, and various citrus fruit.  I am happy to say that in one week, we have eaten everything except the celery and the herbs (parsley and cilantro).  I should have made a salsa or sauce and put it […]

We are anxiously awaiting our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) basket from South Coast Farms in San Juan Capistrano, CA. This Thursday, we will pick up our first shipment and intend to blog about our experience with eating an assortment of in-season, organic fruits and vegetables. One of the neat features of this program is […]

In today’s times, when more people are paying attention to the social, political, and environmental impacts of their actions, the long-lived tradition of eating delicacies that weigh on one’s ethical and moral conscience is fading fast, and being replaced by more principled substitutes. One perfect example is foie gras. Foie gras is made of the […]

If you haven’t noticed by now, a recurring theme in our blog concerns the importance of using of local, organic, and fresh foods. For one, they simply taste much better- and are more inspiring to work with. And second, they are better for our health and the environment. In case you need one more reason […]