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100-year-old olive trees at Lodestar Farms

Farm Water and Farm-Fresh Food

Here’s a question that keeps coming up as we continue our Real Food farm tour project – Why should consumers care about or get to know what happens at farms? Why do we need to know about our food and where it comes from? This question struck us when we came across a survey by the U.S. […]

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Making the Most of Your Food

Food waste? I’m guilty. The other night we had shrimp for dinner, and as I was cleaning up I saw there were three tiny shrimp left. I hesitated: Do I waste a whole container on putting those shrimp back in the fridge? Nah – I’ll just toss them. And then as I looked at them […]

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Amazing Mushrooms

When we first saw these grow-your-own mushroom kits from Back to the Roots at Camp Blogaway, our initial reaction was, “No way.” You can’t grow mushrooms out of a box with coffee grounds. Er…can you? The answer is, apparently, yes you can. Ten days after we got our mushroom box started, we had an enormous […]

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So There’s Lead in Drinks Now?

Just when you start to think you’re reasonably safe from major contaminants, you get blindsided by another story letting you know that you can never get too comfortable. In this case, it’s that once-harmless children’s treat – apple juice – that is suddenly showing up with lead. The story, as reported by NPR and which […]

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