Monthly Archives: May 2009

USDA Gives $$ for Organic Transition

At the Organic Opportunity showing Susan Clark mentioned at a small part of the Farm Bill was going to farmers transitioning to organic production, and we just had to check it out. Here’s what we found: The USDA, through its … Continue reading

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Seasonal Recipe (May Week 2)

This week at the Farmer’s Market the asparagus was still going strong and a new batch of greens had appeared, so I picked up a little bit (ok, a lot) of each. I ended up with spring greens (very familiar – no problem), kale (pretty familiar – tasty side with eggs), and chard (?). I found a fantastic recipe that uses both chard and asparagus on 101 Cookbooks. Never heard of it? Stop what you are doing and go there right now! It is full of delicious vegetarian recipes. Makes it so easy to fake being a real cook.

Anyway, 101 Cookbooks has a fabulous Aspargus Stir-Fry recipe. Continue reading

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‘Food Not Bombs’ Organizational Meeting

There’s no such thing as a free meal? We beg to differ. The ‘Food Not Bombs’ program will focus on gleaning unused food from local restaurants and businesses to prepare and serve for our community. We hope to hold these … Continue reading

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Join the 3/50 Challenge

The 3/50 Challenge is simple. Decide on your 3 favorite local businesses. Stop by each of them sometime this month and buy something. Try and spend at least 50 dollars at local businesses to help support those our local economy. … Continue reading

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Film Showing: “The Organic Opportunity”

Support your local community and join the Virginia Tech Sustainable Food Corps for “Wonderful 1st Wednesdays” as they present a free film showing of Chris Bedford’s “The Organic Opportunity”. This 25 minute film will be followed by a panel to … Continue reading

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New 12 Week ONLINE Summer Course 2009

“Consuming Technologies: Food, Technologies, and Politics” STS 2984 Is a Twinkie actually food? If a Twinkie is indeed food what does that say about what we eat? The modern history of food is deeply rooted in technological changes occurring in … Continue reading

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