Every October 24 (this Friday), Food Day brings together eaters, chefs, farmers, families, local food advocates, food policymakers, and many more around the country in celebration of real food, food and farmworker justice, and healthy diets. All 50 states host events from cooking demonstrations and taste tests to panel discussions and child education. There is … Continue reading National Food Day
It is the time to drink in the New England growing season's fantastic finale of color--wow! Our appreciation of color is so intrinsic to our biology: bright colors on our plate signal nutrients and flavor and the brilliance of fall foliage keeps us moving outside and getting those essential rays of sun even as the … Continue reading Connecting the fall color in the landscape to the color on your plate
A week after the fifth annual (but Shared Harvest's first) Boston Local Food Festival, we have just about recovered from all of the madness: a chilly early set-up, doling out hundreds of samples of fresh Picadilly Farm sweet peppers and carrots with Crystal Brook Farm goat cheese, and having great conversations with all of the curious locavores … Continue reading Boston Local Food Festival: Thanks for coming out!
Think it would be great to get a box of delicious fresh vegetables on a regular basis from farms and farmers you know and trust? Are you looking for ways to reduce your carbon food-print? Want to sign up for a farm share, but haven't connected to a farm that delivers in your area … Continue reading Come Be Part of Local Food, Local Farms and Local Economy!
The CSA Fairs are terrific places to get yourself a farmer! Cambridge/Somerville CSA Fair, Thursday, February 3, 5:30-8 PM Arlington CSA Fair, Thursday, February 24, 4:30-7:30 PM Perhaps you'd like a "Who's Your Farmer" t-shirt or bumper sticker? Check out the MOFGA store.
I'm helping to organize a CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington. It will be a nice opportunity to meet the farmers who grow your food. Our three-person team of volunteers (one of whom is headed to Africa for a month!) needs help spreading the word about the Fair. If you're willing to put flyers around … Continue reading CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington
Our farmers appreciate being able to reuse the CSA waxed share boxes. Here is volunteer Elsbeth Hearn demonstrating good box folding technique. (Good job, Elsbeth!)
We've got another lovely share to distribute this weekend! Our farmers will be picking the greens and packing Shared Harvest boxes today. They'll be up early Saturday morning to deliver boxes of deliciousness to us! Marius from Cider Hill Farm will get to the farm first with bulk apples and cider. Then Mike from Riverland, … Continue reading November 13 share
The airlocks allow gas to escape as the yeast starts to ferment the apple cider in these five gallon pails. It prevents air (and other stuff) from getting into the cider. These batches of cider began bubbling 24 hours after I pitched the yeast. The cider is from Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury and Pine … Continue reading Dueling Airlocks