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Sweet Potato with Caramelized Onion & Herbs

By Jan Buhrman

We had a farmer friend, Sean Stanton from Blue Hill Farm in Western Massachusetts visiting last night. We invited a few farmers and neighbors, pulled out a whole leg of pig, picked some wild watercress, and made this sweet potato dish. For dessert I made a batch of ginger cookies and the kids rolled...

Sunday Night Suppers 2012 – Update

By Jan Buhrman

The fundraiser in Washington DC for Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen was a success — shared in this post by Tim Carman from The Washington Post on January 25, 2012: Sups and Sips raise $200,000+ for charities If you missed it, read all about my experience as a participant here in Sunday Night...

OYSTERS

By Jan Buhrman

Oysters are truly a sustainable food  – they are having a significant impact up and down the eastern coast . They are saving our ponds on Martha’s Vineyard where excess nutrients from septic systems and lawn fertilizers have been slowly killing the ponds’ ecosystems. With the introduction of oyster farming, our ponds are coming...

Ambassador, Crusader, Rebel and Lunatic Farmer

By Jan Buhrman

Joel Salatin with one of his flock Joel Salatin is a rebel with a cause, a lobbyist against “food laws and bureaucratic decisions for the food industry that don’t make sense.” He is one of the most influential farmers in America. He is an advocate of holistic, natural farming and a crusader of being...

Lamb: Raised in Confinement

By Jan Buhrman

Sustainable farming is all about making choices to produce wholesome, healthy products that people can enjoy without sacrificing the welfare of animals or the health of the environment. Most modern farming practices focus only on reducing the costs of production and ignore the costs to the livestock, soil, air, water, and human health associated...

North Tabor Farm Shiitake Mushrooms

By Jan Buhrman

North Tabor Farm in Chilmark raises shiitake mushrooms that are truly sustainable. North Tabor grows their shiitake mushrooms on natural hardwood logs in a forest setting. This type of production is called “forest farming” and it has become a popular way of growing shiitake mushrooms in the United States. Forest farming is not a...

Farmers and a Slaughter Facility Brought Together by Michael Pollan: Food Systems Being Rebuilt in Healthy Human Ways

By Jan Buhrman

When I enter Lorentz Meats in Cannon Falls MN, I am greeted with a sign that reads: “We cannot live harmlessly at our own expense; we depend on other creatures and survive by their deaths. To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. The point is, when we...

Salute to Raw Milk

By Jan Buhrman

Due to the impending hearing on Monday, May 10th in Boston, I have been compelled to create a special page on Living Local on Martha’s Vineyard and Beyond and dedicate it wholly to Raw Milk. Salute to Raw Milk Visit this informative page – learn facts about raw milk as well as the current...

Don’t cry over spilt raw milk…

By Sheryl Dagostino

I didn’t ever know about or try raw milk until we moved to Martha’s Vineyard.  Here I was exposed to a healthy living lifestyle full of local foods fresh from gardens and farms.  Locally prepared foods from wonderful bakeries and farm stands also help nourish both my belly and my soul. And then, there...

Organic Farming is about Crop Diversity

By Jan Buhrman

Do you know where your tomatoes are from? I am in the grocery store line yesterday and the woman behind me has a basket of little cherry tomatoes.  She tells me that she will eat most of them, but will be planting the seeds for tomato plants from the rest. (I think to myself...

Searching for the Aztec Label for Migrant Workers

By Jan Buhrman

Entrance to bliss… Heading down the coast to Big Sur loads of stops along the way… South of Half Moon Bay, which is a lovely little town and a perfect place to stop or pull off he highway, I have a stop in mind; a visit with Jim Cochran of Swanton Berry Farm.  I...

Naked Hippies and a Roach Coach

By Jan Buhrman

Off the plane in San Francisco and I head straight to the Oakland Farmers Market where fresh guacamole sells for $5.00, citrons are everywhere, and I buy Indian samosa’s laden with cilantro chutney. Fresh juices, pomegranates, music, chef demonstrations fill my senses. Ahh.. I love this life! The citrus is abundant, the artichokes giant...

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