Let's talk co-ops! Co-ops are a great model for building a democratic food system rooted in community! Co-ops can take many forms - food co-ops, workers, producers, processors, farmers, fishermen, buying clubs, credit unions, marketing, & more!
Thanks for the advice, fellow Berry! I am a vegetarian, but chickens would be great for eggs if we had space. Unfortunately, we live in a tiny apartment in Portland. We don't have any space outside for planting, & what we have inside is very limited, especially since we have cats that love to munch anything green! In the future we'll have some space for a mini-farm, I hope! Then I'll put your advice to work!
Have never made any of the items you mentioned, nor do I have any sources. I probably am not much help, except that I have a desire to learn. I have just became a vegetarian again after several years of eating meat. However, I think if I could find a local farm that I can trust I would be open to eat beef, pork, chicken in limited quantities.
In a recent article, Michael Pollan said, ""We're spending more time watching other people cook food on television than we are cooking ourselves... I think on some level we understand how important cooking is and we miss it in our lives. So, we're trying to have it vicariously by watching other people do it and some of it does what television does, which…See More
As America's food system becomes more professionalized and distribution channels widen, small producers and plants have an opportunity to move into new markets. Consumers are looking for safe, wholesome food, and entrepreneurs are stepping up to provide new products, or put an new twist on established products.Food however, exists in a regulatory framework. If you want to grow your business into wholesale, sell meat, dairy, seafood or juice, someone is going to regulate you. And whomever…See More
"FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) is currently running a Kickstarter for the FARMS Community Kitchen to be located on the second floor of Rising Tide. Please visit our Kickstarter page, support our project and spread the word. See:…"