Archive | May, 2012

The 2012 Farm Bill

  I’ve been following the happenings with the 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization, but I haven’t paid enough attention to make sense of it all. Just like so many things in politics, there is so much noise that it’s tough to know who to believe. Somehow I was subscribed to industry-wide emails related to fresh produce […]

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CSA 2012: Week 4 – Finally Kale

Kale — it doesn’t look like much  I was elated when the kale arrived. Finally. Ever since I discovered kale chips, my family has been enthusiastic about kale. When they come out of the oven, it looks like what baked lettuce would look like. Even though they look unappetizing you have to trust me. They are quite […]

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Scottish student advocates for better school food, plus updates

Image courtesy: Never Seconds A 9 year old student from Scotland is photographing her school lunch every day and sharing it with the world. Her blog is called Never Seconds and much like I did in 2010, she takes a picture of her lunch and blogs about it. She calls herself “Veg” and she only […]

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Where do “functional skills” fit in?

Cupcakes must be the right height or you are a failure! (image source) Remember “HomeEc”? Wasn’t it great? I don’t remember which year it was, but I took a home economics class. Over a semester we cooked and we sewed. I loved the hands-on aspect of the experience. It felt very different from the rest […]

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Food Revolution Day — May 19th

Image: Source Food Revolution Day! It’s time we start questioning what we put into our mouths and what our children are eating. In that spirit, Jamie Oliver has named today, May 19th, as Food Revolution Day. There has never been a more critical time for humans to reevaluate our food choices and to think about our […]

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CSA 2012: Week 3 — One Tired Salad Spinner

More spinach! The early part of the season is a bit tedious with all the greens. There, I said it. I’m hoping to raise a lettuce lover in my son by starting early, but I have to confess that I have to work to like eating lettuce — even this high quality organic lettuce. I […]

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Guest blog: French Kids School Lunch Project

There is no kids’ food in French school lunches. Don’t believe me? I’m not surprised—given what most people believe to be the average school lunch that our kids eat. French kids eat very differently at lunch: tasty, healthy, scratch-cooked, three or four course meals every day. And they do this for an average of $3 […]

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Guest post: The NO Squad

Mrs Q here: I’m running late with my CSA post because my son is sick. Instead I’d like to share a guest blog I found very interesting and inspiring. The NO Squad – It Really Does Take A Village By Dr. Jane Pentz Who are these people wearing “No” t-shirts and handing out bookmarks? Onlookers […]

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