Sustainability

Pioneering Food Today

A couple of weeks ago, Lizz and I were at the Organic Farming Conference and were truly inspired by the keynote speech delivered by Gary Gundersen of Mr. G’s Farm. I dare you to read it and resist the urge to start gardening right away.  (It’s only barely March, after all.) Gary Gundersen NM…

Trash Talk

Above image from http://gazasia.com/biogas-source/landfill-sites-2/ This morning, I grabbed a coffee from a great local shop. After finishing the last drop, I went to dispose of the cup. Just before tossing it, I noticed the label on the clear plastic read compostable and I thought, maybe the best…

What (and Who) “Local” Really Looks Like

By Gabriella Marks, Santa Fe photographer As a farm-to-table photographer, I have the distinct pleasure of going out to see and document first-hand the amazing abundance of fresh produce that our regional farmers cultivate. I call my photographic subject “farm to table”, but in truth, it’s the…

Food Miles

Every Friday, I make a big produce order from Veritable Vegetable, an organic produce company out of California that shares our values for social change and sustainability.  We buy mostly from them when we can’t find something locally.  (And our seasonal shift to locally grown produce is already…

Glass vs. Plastic

Each Tuesday morning, I often wake up to the sound of glass being dumped into the City’s recycling truck on the curb near my house.    With all the talk lately about changes to the City’s curbside recycling program, we thought it might be a good time to address the question that keeps us up at…

The Cost of Eating Healthy: hidden and not-so-hidden

It won’t surprise you to hear that healthier food costs more than junk food – an average of $1.50 more per day, in fact.  Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that healthier diet patterns, such as a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts, are more expensive than…

Locavore

Infographic credit: www.katiepdesign.com Last week, Ned from Green Tractor Farms uttered the words “no more cucumbers, the frost got them.”  My heart sank a little, knowing that the amazing seasonal bounty of New Mexico was slowly coming to an end. It got me thinking about local, and what is truly…