Saturday, October 29, 2011

In the news...

I thought I'd post the links to some recent stories about farming, agriculture, and animals in the news:

Here is a story on Polyface Farm's entree into Freedom Ranger broilers, which is the variety we're currently raising at Ecotone.

Here is a NYT editorial from early this week about how to fund small businesses in the recession.

Here is a Freakonomics blog post on the role of "localvore" economics and food safety.  

Here is a NPR Marketplace story on Niman Ranch and the economics of sustainable farming.

Here is an Opinionator blog post by Vanderbilt philosophy professor Kelly Oliver on animals and pets.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Online Farm Store

Ecotone's new online market is now available!  With the local farmer's markets soon closing for the season, you can now enjoy a wide range of local, farm-fresh foods delivered straight to your home or office! 

The market will be open weekly, closing only for a day before each week's delivery.  To complete your market order you will need to create an account with Ecotone, which is very easy to do.  Do let us know if you have any problems with this.  

Available on the market are all of the eggs and meats offered through our CSAs on a piece-wise basis, as well as a variety of cheeses, breads, and vegetables.  Be sure to check the market weekly for new items as they become available.

Of particular note are the chickens and ducks, which we strongly encourage you to pre-order, as they're going fast!  When they run out, there will not be any more until the spring, so be sure to order enough to get you through the winter!  We've also moved Backyard Bees and the Superfoods Start-Up CSA shares to the market, as both involve one-time purchases.

Please follow the link below to access the store:

Monday, October 10, 2011

From Weed Chopper to Community Farmer

I thought I'd share a recent story featuring Rufus Newsome, the husband of a Demelda Newsome, who is a colleague with me on the Board of Directors for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG).  You can listen to the story here