Homecoming: A Celebration of All Things Bees!  4/16/16

The bee celebration will include lunch, a presentation by an entomologist; a honey tasting led by Marina Marchese; a discussion of Colony Collapse Disorder; and a visit to hives.

Homecoming Farm Annual Garden Party 6/19/15

Homecoming Farm Annual Garden Party on June 19, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Amityville with Music by Sun and Moon.

Review: “Share or Die!”, Millennials’ Response to Scarcity

In “Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis” the Millennials’ respond to scarcity by sharing using a mixture of high-tech and high-touch

Local, Organic Produce in Copiague on Saturday Mornings

IW:  The comptroller at my work says if she were in charge of the country everyone would be encouraged to have their own vegetable garden.  The farmer’s markets that have been springing up are a good start.  I was at the one in Copiague, NY which takes place on Saturday mornings until November.  Local residents […]

Everyone Benefits from CSA (via thegreenschoolhouseseries)

Build a better relationship – with your produce. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way for consumers to get their weekly produce fix with locally grown vegetables directly from a farmer in their community.  How it Works A farmer provides a “share” (usually a box of vegetables, but other products like fruit and dairy […]

Are You Right for a CSA? Tips for buying into Community Supported Agriculture (via Food Freedom)

Becoming a CSA member (Community Supported Agriculture) is an increasingly popular way to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer. With a CSA, you buy “shares” from a farmer that you pay for up front to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation. In return, you get a box of fresh vegetables that […]

The Long Island Small Farm Summit Inspires (via Ecobeth)

The Long Island Small Farm Summit, run by a coalition including NOFA, North Shore Land Alliance, and Slow Food Huntington was held at SUNY Old Westbury on Friday. The best part was its surprisingly great success with over 400 attendees! The keynote speaker was Joel Salatin, the self-described “environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer” of Food Inc. […]

Is Your Easter Basket Fair Trade This Year? (via Autonomie Project’s Blog)

If this is a question you are trying to answer yes to, then we have some great ideas and tips for you! Let’s start off with the basics, chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! I don’t know about you guys, but this is certainly the part of Easter that I look forward to most, of course that […]

7 Reasons Food Shortages Will Become a Global Crisis (via Food Freedom)

Food inflation is here and it’s here to stay.  We can see it getting worse every time we buy groceries. Basic food commodities like wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice have been skyrocketing since July, 2010 to record highs.  These sustained price increases are only expected to continue as food production shortfalls really begin to take […]

Cheaper Food = Worse Health (via Eclectic Edibles.)

h/t Organic Consumers Association I think you get the idea here. I have no idea why Mr. Lieberman thinks that paying less for food has anything at all to do with quality of life. Diabetes, obesity, coronary disease…these have all increased dramatically as we decrease what we spend in food. I can’t speak for all […]

Thanksgiving meal (and afternoon food share) in Long Island

-Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville Thursday, November 26th at 11am Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=346896860432 -Farmingville Food Share Thursday, November 26th at 6:30pm __________________________________________ The list of events and ways to help as described below is not all-inclusive. Please go to the Long Island Food Not Bombs website for more information and ways that you can donate […]

A Thanksgiving Story: What Does Grandma Do For Thanksgiving?

I wrote this story this morning, it’s a first draft. I wrote it because I heard my chiropractor telling one of his patients over and over again not to do any work for Thanksgiving. I thought that people who are older, or people who are sick this Thanksgiving, or people with disabilities, could use a […]

Ew! The Obama’s are serving “bird”

Here is a very green comment: Yuck! On the menu for Inauguration Day at the White House today is “a brace of American birds.” As a beloved children’s book notes, “I like my birds in trees.” Wouldn’t it be neat if we had a green president (and here I mean very “green”, not just Green […]

Peanut butter and salmonella caution: some sick in LI, 5 deaths in nation

(excerpt from) Newsday.com 5 die in salmonella outbreak; peanut butter recalled Staff writer Ridgely Ochs contributed to this story. January 15, 2009 A peanut butter maker that sells bulk supplies to institutions issued a nationwide recall as officials yesterday reported five deaths may now be associated with a salmonella outbreak. Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corporation of […]

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