is JTA's former associate editor.
October 31, 2014 12:09pm
Most farmers don’t celebrate the death of their crops. But the arrival of the first sub-freezing night was a welcome respite after months of hard labor.
September 19, 2014 9:57am
With winter storage crops harvested and summer crops still in the ground, September is a special moment for the seasonal eater.
September 12, 2014 10:22am
Corn has a bad rap in the sustainable farming community, which is a shame. One of North America’s great native crops, corn is fast growing, tolerant of diverse climates, and incredibly versatile.
September 5, 2014 10:54am
Winter storage crops are the endurance athletes of the plant kingdom, surviving over 100 days in the field and providing nourishment all through the winter.
August 29, 2014 11:56am
The tomato plant giveth and the tomato plant taketh away — a bit earlier than hoped.
August 22, 2014 9:35am
Even those of us selling fancy heirloom tomatoes and freshly harvested kale are at the mercy of a market that has conditioned consumers to pay low prices for their vegetables.
August 15, 2014 7:18am
It wasn’t the hoped-for bumper crop of onions, but after all the fretting and hand-wringing, it was a crop still.
August 8, 2014 10:49am
I needed someone to build me a refrigerator. Larry needed some company. It seemed like a fair exchange.
August 1, 2014 10:52am
Heirloom tomatoes are an elusive pleasure, available in most of the country for only a few weeks each year. But when they do appear, people tend to lose their heads a little.
July 25, 2014 11:12am
It’s common to talk about the potential of food and farming to build community, but it’s hard to say whether the kinds of ties created by farmers markets and locavore eating are worthy of the name.