Farm Table in Winter

Seems like a cosmic lesson: I’ve just fallen in love with eating food right out of the ground — that broccoli! those beets! — and now there isn’t anymore? Seasonalism is a great adventure in nourishment and discovery, moving from the May rows of the garden through the November rows like a progressive dinner party…

Nine Generations at Georges Mill Farm

“That’s Saffire,” Molly Kroiz explained, nodding at the goat who’d turned to look us over. “She used to be the queen, but there was a coup d’etat last summer, and Hannah deposed her. For a while she was depressed, and her milk production dropped, but eventually they formed a kind of coalition government, and now…

Brew LoCo Hosts CSA site to Serve Community

Ever since my recent visit to Brew LoCo, a new shop in Landsdowne that sells brewed beverages and brewing supplies, I’ve been pondering the verb “to brew”: how you can define it in a way that’s consistent with making both coffee and beer? From the drinker’s perspective, the two processes have nothing in common but…

Who is Naked’s Daddy?

Confession: I sometimes drink Naked because those labels make inspiring claims about the number of berries or papayas or leaves of spinach that were crushed to make the liquid in each bottle. And because the liquid tastes pretty good and it fills empty stomach space more effectively than orange juice. And because the price makes…

Meet Corn Earworm

We thought you might like to get acquainted with the creature that helped itself to some of your peaches-and-cream sweet corn this summer: corn earworm. According to the Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State University, corn earworm is pervasive in the Western Hemishpere. It feeds on more than 100 different species, but its favorite food…