#localfoodsystem

MOST RECENT

In an age where the word “local” can be seen in every grocery store across the country, it’s important to talk about what a truly local economy is based on: relationships.
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Yesterday at sundown we interviewed Antonio Garza, the new Farm Manager of Riverhill Farm, who just took over from @alan_riverhillfarm and @riverhillfarmjo, which many of you know as a long time suppliers to our Co-op, @nevadacityfarmersmarket, and local restaurants.
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We welcome Antonio and Daylin into the fold, picking up the torch as the next generation of #nevadacounty organic food producers, and thank Alan and Jo for building decades of relationships which continue to sustain so many of us. 🌱
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#lovelocal #eatlocal #belocal #nevadacountygrown #localfoodsystem #relationshipgoals #organicfarm

The evolution of the fair food movement in this little patch has been greatly spurred by the formation of the beechworth food co op which a group of us began discussing nearly four years ago. In that time we have advocated at all tiers of government, created collaborative strategies, delivered skills enhancing events to more than 1000 people, activated more than 11, 000 volunteer hours, supported over 35 local growers with a place to sell their food, been open as a place to simply drop in and connect, shared our story all over the country at more than 30 gatherings we've been invited to and pushed the local food bandwagon in every way we can imagine. We have had some wonderful contributors come and go over the years and the engagement has ebbed and flowed depending on season, service quality, product offering but mostly its been the energy of the drivers that has reaped greatest return in participation. To say im deeply comitted is an unstatement but to say im tired is also true. With so much untapped potential (and so many goals which are yet to be delivered) the desire to continue is vast but the road is still long and steep and with only so much physical time and emotional energy the reality is that my personal and family life has been relegated for the sake of this 'something bigger than us vision' and it just might be time to reasses my priorities. Its a funny thing to create a community movement and then feel owned by it. Its absolutley love/hate. You become defined by it...not just in the eyes of others but in your own sense of identity. I tell people often that something like this can only move as quickly as the community empowers it to. Perhaps it's time for this little co op with enormous dreams to settle into a pace on par with its community and for me to refocus on my family and my health?

The Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. We support economic justice for the family-scale farming community – partnered with consumers – backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food. Join us in our work: www.cornucopia.org

Half Chicken 🍗Green Tomato Relish Shout out to @oldworldfarms for raising these sexy birds 👌🏽 📷: @rdotson_rd

Question: can you ever go wrong with a plate of mostly veggies, a lemony vinaigrette and topped with crunchy bacon and a cloud liked poached egg? Answer: of course not! Behold the Rustic Salad of blanched asparagus and sugar snap peas, butter pan roasted ramps and chard, bacon, and lemony basil vinaigrette! It’s THE springy, hearty, breakfast salad for dinner vibes, sure to make you feel good move! 🍋 🥓 🍳 🥗 🍴thanks to @greencitymarket for the inspiration. Make sure you get out and support your #localfoodsystem if and when you can!

When it is 2 a.m. and you’ve given up on the whole “let’s build a #localfoodsystem” concept. 🤷‍♀️ Doing my best - need a little help: check out the @urbanagrarian #kickstarter link in my bio. #belabortomatoes #letthemeatcheetos #thisiscomplicated

Health and agriculture are very important to me. Our health is dependent on our environment and our diet.
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Farmers are the stewards of creating a healthy and nutrient-dense diet, and therefore (in my opinion) the most important people in serving our foundational health.
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With disease at epidemic proportions and still on the rise and our environment becoming more and more challenging and sick, it is imperative to build a new way of living.
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There is a need for farmers as much as there is a need for the community to support them.
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To support in building better health and local food system. I will be going around to interview farmers in the Illinois Valley. This series is to bring awareness of this often hidden community and to bring solutions on how the community can better support its farmers, so they can better support our health.
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First of the Illinois Valley Farmer Interview series is with Rachel Berry (pictured). Join us tomorrow, Thursday, May 17th FB Live at 3pm.
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See you then!
#health #agriculture #environment #diet #healthylifestyle #farm #farmers #awareness #buildcommunity #localfoodsystem #betterhealth #interviews #support #supportsmallfarms

Are you more into beets or carrots? Or BOTH?! We’ll have both available this Saturday. Not much {beets} fresh, locally grown produce. 😏🥕

How are you getting involved? Join us in our mission to clean up the food supply: www.cornucopia.org #knowyourfarmer #votewithyourfork #growyourown

Lots of focus and lots of coffee. Service starts in one hour, bring it on Saturday night 👊🏼

Hey moms, we love you. Hey husbands, children, dads- your moms want to be treated to our deliciousness Sunday, promise. 💕Mother’s Day celebration starts at noon! 🎉

#regram @FarmFreshRI: Yesterday’s #AsparagusFest was amazing! Thank you to this impressive group of @jwuculinarynow chef-instructors, and to everyone who bought tickets for this fundraiser to support of our nonprofit work in the #localfoodsystem! Photos: @fireflameandheat Sue Anderbois @fourtownfarm

We have ONE VEGGIE SHARE left for this year at @delaney_community_farm. 18 weeks of fresh local veggies keep you fed and healthy, and supports this beautiful refugee training farm. (Seedlings pictured here being grown by our partners at @thegrowhaus!) ***
Info here: https://www.projectworthmore.org/delaneyfarm/farmmember/
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#localfood #refugeetrainingfarm #cowelcomesrefugees #veggies #eathealthy #localfoodsystem #eatlocal #delaneycommunityfarm @denverurbangardens

Yesterday’s #AsparagusFest was amazing! Thank you to this impressive group of @jwuculinarynow chef-instructors, and to everyone who bought tickets for this fundraiser to support of our nonprofit work in the #localfoodsystem! Repost @fireflameandheat
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It’s Spring in Rhode Island, today our absolutely amazing team of chefs were invited to be part of @farmfreshri asparagus fest...awesome day with some awesome friends and colleagues @jwupvdculinary #teamwork #jwuprovidence

@Regrann from @freshfromzone7 - #finally #asparagus #weather #70degrees during the day, #50degrees at night #honored to source from so many great #farmers including #eagleroadorganic @kf_jerseyfresh @fiferorchards @sorbellofarmscsa @easternfreshgrowers and @sheppardfarmsnj #familyfarms and believe it or not, Sheppard Farms has been in business since #1684 Love these purple tips of the #jerseyknightasparagus just one of the unique #varieties #bred by @rutgersu Join us in celebrating this local crop! Click the video link in our bio to join Founder @mikey_azzara on a trip out to the farms to see & learn more! 📷🎥 : @dave_barbaree #centeroftheplate #storytelling #foodwithmeaning #localfoodsystem #wereallinthistogether

#Repost @freshfromzone7 with @get_repost
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#finally #asparagus #weather #70degrees during the day, #50degrees at night #honored to source from so many great #farmers including #eagleroadorganic @kf_jerseyfresh @fiferorchards @sorbellofarmscsa @easternfreshgrowers and @sheppardfarmsnj #familyfarms and believe it or not, Sheppard Farms has been in business since #1684 Love these purple tips of the #jerseyknightasparagus just one of the unique #varieties #bred by @rutgersu Join us in celebrating this local crop! Click the video link in our bio to join Founder @mikey_azzara on a trip out to the farms to see & learn more! 📷🎥 : @dave_barbaree #centeroftheplate #storytelling #foodwithmeaning #localfoodsystem #wereallinthistogether

#finally #asparagus #weather #70degrees during the day, #50degrees at night #honored to source from so many great #farmers including #eagleroadorganic @kf_jerseyfresh @fiferorchards @sorbellofarmscsa @easternfreshgrowers and @sheppardfarmsnj #familyfarms and believe it or not, Sheppard Farms has been in business since #1684 Love these purple tips of the #jerseyknightasparagus just one of the unique #varieties #bred by @rutgersu Join us in celebrating this local crop! Click the video link in our bio to join Founder @mikey_azzara on a trip out to the farms to see & learn more! 📷🎥 : @dave_barbaree #centeroftheplate #storytelling #foodwithmeaning #localfoodsystem #wereallinthistogether

One cannot sit down alone to plan for prosperity- Nigerian proverb

DREAM (Dreaming Out Loud’s Ready for Entrepreneurship Accelerator Modules) is a four-month accelerator program for DC residents who run food and beverage businesses launching this June.

Food entrepreneurs will join a community of local food entrepreneurs, business coaches, and industry experts to help take their businesses to the next level through a series of workshops and experiences tailored to the needs of their business.

Interested? Apply and share this amazing opportunity with your network.

#dc #dreamprogram #entrepreneurs #localfoodsystem #doldc #DOL

#NRYFA : it’s great to see the relationships in the #localfoodsystem being supported and endorsed.
More of this !! 👍🏼🌟
Thanks @hungry_earth_ecology ・・・
If you want to support local businesses that support #local #organic #growers; these are my top four businesses who commit to supporting us. (Based on my experience over the past 5 years growing and selling in the shire) Listed in order:

1. @bazandshazfruitnveg
Hands down number one
2.@roadhousebyronbay
Always been the real deal
3. @100miletable
My first customer in the shire 5 years ago, still walking the talk
4.@edenslanding
New owners are really trying to get as much local goodness as possible
These easter egg radish are part of a delivery heading out to my favourite local shop and cafe's.
Nothing better than getting the fruits (and leaves and roots) of my labour out to #nourish the #community.
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#northernriversproduce #byronbayfood #knowyourfarmer #localfarm #localfood #foodmiles

#csaausnz : the #jonaifarms #csa is an amazing example of community supported agriculture succeeding in Australia. 5years providing #ethicalmeat for the #localfoodsystem !!
Well done everyone 🌟
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From @tammois :
New seasonal sausage inspired by this year's massive harvest here at #jonaifarms & at beautiful CSA members' @parttimeinkingston... quince & thyme! A reward for all our wonderful CSA members who have been endlessly patient & understanding while I've done so much travel to advocate for food sovereignty for everyone & run a chaotic ship in the meanwhile. A few cheeky porchettas & popes eyes heading their way this week too... Five years into running the farm as a CSA we can't imagine any better way than this. Good to see so many others joining the CSA movement, & folks like @futurefeeders & @colinandsallysorganic promoting the model further with the new @csaausnz! Viva la revolución! #csa #foodsovereignty #community #ethicalmeat #seasonalsausages #mistressmeatsmith ❤️

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