Tag Archives: local food

May is Transition Challenge Month

Transition Challenge Month, yup. Brought to you by the Transition United States, yup. Clearer now? Until I was asked to teach a Backyard Chicken class for a Reskilling Festival co-hosted by Transition Ann Arbor, I did not know either. Nor … Continue reading

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Strengthening Family and Community Ties Through Food

Today we’re welcoming guest blogger Melissa Graham, a former attorney who found more joy in the kitchen than the courtroom. These days, in addition to being the founding Executive Director of Purple Asparagus, Melissa also speaks and writes regularly on child nutrition and sustainability … Continue reading

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A Visit to Snow’s Sugarbush

Last weekend we were able to take a tour of Snow’s Sugarbush, in Mason, during maple syrup season. Snow’s is a family run business that has been going strong for 40 years. Their maple syrup is a mainstay of the … Continue reading

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And the Winner is…

A great big thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Real Time Farms Poetry Contest to celebrate World Poetry Day (March 21). We had many good poems come in and very much enjoyed reading them all, but … Continue reading

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Food & Farm Poetry Contest

Happy World Poetry Day! In honor of this international day to celebrate the art of poetry, we are holding a poetry contest. Using one of the three poem formats described below, write a poem about food and farming and send … Continue reading

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Savor the Season: Cabbage and Apple

Who doesn’t love a good slaw? Beautiful purple cabbages and red apples combine to make a bright dish during dreary winter days. I combined 1/2 a head of cabbage, sliced and diced with an apple chopped bite size. No tried … Continue reading

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Peasful Places

Greetings from Seattle! I made a pleasant discovery just a few blocks from my home this week: Peasful pods resting under a burlap quilt. Corn practicing yoga. And happy (and mustachioed) tomatoes keeping an eye on things. What’s going on … Continue reading

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