Locally Delicious — you know them, the Heirloom Tomato Ladies, authors of the Locally Delicious Cookbook? Well they have created a fund that a has a very interesting purpose. The fund allocates money to Food for People to contract with local farmers to provide some of the crops that they would like to distribute. One of the cookbook authors, Ann Anderson, and one of the farmers, Johnny Gary from Organic Matters, came down to the station to talk about how it works and how people can contribute to the fund — to listen to the interview, click here.
Johnny Gary with Organic Matters reviewed some insight into the world of pastured pork – listen here!
Johnny Gary and Heather Plaza are the owners of Organic Matters Farm — you may remember them from their previous farm – G Farm. Organic Matters is located in the Humboldt Bay Region near Indianola — to hear an interview with Johnny and Heather, click here.
To reach Organic Matters Farm
John Gary and Heather Plaza
6743 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA, 95503
Grain Shares 2011/2012 Available Now!
Barley, rye, oats, wheat, buckwheat, corn, flax, dry beans — whole, cracked, stone-ground.
10-12 lbs of grain per month for 10 months of the year.
$450 for a full grain share. $275 for 1/2 grain share.
Distributions are held on the first Thursday of the month at Redwood Roots Farm in Bayside.
Contact: Melanie and Kevin Cunningham, shakeforkfarm.com — 707.498.3546 7914 State Highway 36, Carlotta CA 95528
Kevin and Melanie Cunningham have been raising grains for sale and have the Shakefork Farm CSA — and now they are selling Pastured Poultry. I took the leap and encourage you to do it too — I bought 10 of the beautiful birds all packaged (just the was I like ’em) and I can now delve into the reaches of my freezer and pull one out whenever I want. Steve and I have been arguing (amicably) continuously about the bird we are going to cook up tomorrow for our good friend Sanford — arguing about who gets to cook it and how it is going to get cooked. After all — this is our first bird…a lot of expectations…a lot of thought… and soon to be roasted for dinner, then shredded for enchiladas, and then the carcass boiled down into a nice soup —
Update — We both roasted the chicken — we used a recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook — it was fabulous, crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. Yay Pastured Poultry!
To listen to the interview with Kevin Cunningham go to:
This interview aired on the KHSU Homepage on August 14, 2009
May 7, 2009 at 12:07 am (Community Supported Agriculture, Home Gardens, local food production, Organic Gardening, Uncategorized)
Tags: Community Supported Agriculture, Deep Seeded CSA, Eddie Tanner, farms, local produce, locally produced food, Organic Gardening Class
To listen to the interview with Eddie Tanner click the link!
Eddie also teaches a class on Organic Gardening through the Office of Extended Education at Humboldt State University in the spring semester — call (707) 826-3731 to be added to the mailing list for the next class.
April 21, 2009 at 8:29 pm (local food production)
Tags: CAFF, Community Supported Agriculture, farms, HCAFF, Humboldt Community Alliance with Family Farmers, local food production, locally produced food, Michelle Wyler
Michelle Wyler, Regional Planner for Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) in Humboldt County, is working on ways to help farmers be successful. Specific projects include a guide that lists local farmers and the types of produce they offer. CAFF is also working to promote local food use in local institutions such as schools and hospitals — which presents some interesting regional difficulties due to the small size of our institutions and the need for farmers to plan ahead.
To listen to the interview with Michelle go to:
This show aired on the KHSU Homepage on July 10, 2009
To view the website for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers:
This show aired on KHSU June 5, 2009