Choosing an Ear of Corn Without Peeking

Choosing an Ear of Corn Without Peeking

Summertime in Maine means lakeside play, ice cream stand visits, and fresh seafood. It also means sweet corn! At Sandy River Farms in Farmington, Maine I picked up my first of the season, dozen ears of corn this week. They won’t sell anything that isn’t...
The Hand that Milks the Cow

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...
Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

While vacationing, I took advantage of opportunities to interview inn and restaurant owners; chefs; and the owner of the only tea plantation in America. This week I share my interview with the owner of America’s only tea plantation. America’s soil is not typically...