Monday, October 1, 2007

Harvest What You Sow

There's no better way to celebrate the Harvest than to share with others. Locally, the Northeast Organic Farmer's Assocation of Vermont will help you share our harvest with those in need Thursday, October 4.

Shop at Buffalo Mountain Co-op, dine at the Highland Lodge or Beyond the Garden, or travel down the road to Positive Pie or the Co-op in Plainfield. A portion of the day's sales - and at restaurants and markets around Vermont - will benefit the Vermont Farm Share Program, which assists low-income Vermonters in purshasing CSA "shares" from local farms.

Check out the program and complete list of participants:

Given recent news locally and from afar, it is important to expand the availability of CSA shares for local organic farm products. Just last week, the Vermont Department of Health issued an advisory about the recent recall of beef products from out of state. On Sunday, the New York Times published a detailed article about the "boom and bust" interactions in corn and ethanol markets, which have raised the cost of basic staples around the world while luring farmers into a questionable reliance on corn.

Times Argus Story about the Department of Health Advisory

New York Times, Ethanol's Boom Stalling as Glut Depresses Price

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