I’m beginning to worry that our increasingly volatile weather may put the young local-food movement in reverse. Here in Lawrence, Kansas, which had pretty mild weather in summer 2011 compared with many parts of the county, I’ve been having a hard time accepting that summer is over because I haven’t had nearly the number of […]
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October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Weather woes could scare off farmers, customers · Farmers markets, Growing food, local food
September 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Food selection, local food
The weather around here is strangely cool—Monday’s high was 65 degrees Fahrenheit at a time when 85 or 95 would be entirely unsurprising. Still, the produce in Monday’s bag from the Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance reinforced the idea that the seasons, they are a-changing. As you can see, we still have top o’ the summer […]
January 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Food selection, local food
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about food—particularly local food—and weather, as the last week or so has given us temperatures in the teens and in the 60s, sunshine, rain, ice and snow. Local is the big word in food trends these days, and for good reason. Our food system has gotten out of whack […]