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All About Apples

All About Apples

By Amanda
With my work at a farm market this growing season, I’ve become acquainted with many of the varieties that fruits and vegetables can come in – many of which as you well know, don’t show up at your grocery store. Continue reading

Autumn’s Golden Harvest: Squash

Autumn’s Golden Harvest: Squash

By Amanda
One of my favorite things is the fall harvest and all the deliciousness it brings. The multitude of autumn or winter squash that comes out this time of year impressively shows how nature (with a little help from mankind) can produce such a diversity of colors, stripes, shapes, knobs and forms on one type of vegetable. Continue reading

Looking for Local in a Rural Food Desert: Flying W Farms

Looking for Local in a Rural Food Desert: Flying W Farms

By Amanda
Rooted in the conservative farm tradition, Flying W isn’t a venture of a couple of locavores transplanted from DC. No pioneers here making a statement, or trying to change attitudes. It is a local farm that branched into a local business filling a small niche of butchering services for local farmers. In fact, it is very much a local food enterprise, serving local farmers, and reflecting their local no-nonsense culture. No imported ideals. Nothing in the store’s signage has a hint of the words ‘local’ or ‘sustainable’. Continue reading