August is the Season of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn

August is the Season of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn

There are a few foods that mark the peak of a Maine summer like sweet corn. Yesterday, besides beet greens, cucumbers, and string beans, I picked up a “baker’s dozen” ears of corn at Whitewater Farm in New Sharon, Maine. Once you find the food you love, it’s like the...
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...