Monday, November 3, 2008

Beautiful Sweet Potatoes

Picked up our One Straw Farm CSA share from the Woodberry Kitchen tonight. At the grocery store, all the sweet potatoes are roughly the same size, about the size of my hand. From the CSA last week we got a bag of teeny tiny sweet potatoes, finger sized. This week, they were football sized!

Take a look at the difference! Wow.

Edit to add: The big one weighs in at 4.2 pounds.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Yogurt and Cheese-making Demo and Discussion

I am thrilled with all the interest people have shown in Baltimore Food Makers. So, instead of starting up our potluck dinners in March, we will have our first meeting (potluck, demo, and discussion) on Saturday, December 6th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Our main topic will be yogurt and cheese-making. If any of you are particularly skilled in either area, email me. We will only have a planned discussion for a short portion of the evening, so come even if you aren't into yogurt and cheese. Come to meet other Food Makers.

Visit or our Food Makers google group to find out more.

Email me johanna (at) food make (dot) org to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Michael Pollan's Open Letter to the Next President

Farmer in Chief by Michael Pollan, NY Times, October 9, 2008

There are many moving parts to the new food agenda I’m urging you to adopt, but the core idea could not be simpler: we need to wean the American food system off its heavy 20th-century diet of fossil fuel and put it back on a diet of contemporary sunshine. True, this is easier said than done — fossil fuel is deeply implicated in everything about the way we currently grow food and feed ourselves. To put the food system back on sunlight will require policies to change how things work at every link in the food chain: in the farm field, in the way food is processed and sold and even in the American kitchen and at the American dinner table.

Now go read the rest of the article.

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