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29 Jul · Wed 2009
Today is an important day for supporters of good food to pick up the phone and put the democratic process into action. Votes are expected to take place today on two pieces of legislation, the Senate's Agricultural Appropriations Bill, and the House version of the Food Safety Enhancement Act. [Read More]
Posted by Erin @ 12:26 PM CDT [ Comments  ]
28 Apr · Tue 2009
If you've read our April newsletter, you know that we are interested in the data from the recently published Agricultural Census.
We'd love to hear your thoughts about the census. If you are a farmer,
did you participate? Why or why not? What's your sense about the census
finding 12,549 farmers who sold products through a CSA in '07? If you
were in charge of the 2012 Census, what new questions would you include?
One of our LocalHarvest farmers wrote an extensive blog entry on the methodology used for the census. Check it out here.
Posted by Erin @ 11:16 AM CDT [ Comments  ]
24 Feb · Tue 2009
Last week I was part of a panel at local farm conference, where my assignment was to talk about the "home economics" of eating locally. I spoke about what my family eats and why, and the time and money our diet requires. I learned a lot.
I was especially curious about the money part. It should be said that my husband and I put a high value on eating well. We also grow a lot of our own food. It’s our sustenance, both physical and spiritual. Turns out, the garden saves us a lot of money, too.[Read More]
Posted by Erin @ 02:38 PM CST [ Comments  ]
18 Feb · Wed 2009
Yesterday Guillermo and I were discussing the sorry state of this blog. We have both had the guilts about it all winter. One lousy entry in almost three months? That's not a blog, it's a wind-worn flier stapled to a telephone pole announcing a concert that's long since forgotten.
For whatever reason, we haven't been bitten by the bug. Yet. But we've committed to giving it another go to see if we can turn ourselves into bloggers. Because we have things to say. Really we do. If only we could dig ourselves out of our To Do list long enough to form sentences.[Read More]
Posted by Erin @ 02:35 PM CST [ Comments  ]
20 Nov · Thu 2008
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more...
Welcome to the new LH blog! We've been wanting to be more dedicated bloggers for a while now, but quite honestly have just been too darned busy to get around to it. Finally, finally, it made it to the top of the list.[Read More]
Posted by Guillermo @ 12:15 PM CST [ Comments  ]