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Piscasaw Gardens blossoms at new location

Sonja and Rich Brook have built a legacy on their farm in rural Harvard. People who frequent the Woodstock Farmers Market know the Brooks for their flavored popcorn, fresh vegetables and flowering plants. After many years of...

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Local Farmer/Local Food

My husband and I have subscribed to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) service since 2007. For 18-20 weeks during the growing season (typically late June to early October), we receive fresh vegetables grown at a local...

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Natural Benefits of Local Food

Do you know where your food comes from? When eating at a restaurant, picking up a quick fast food snack, or sitting down to eat at home, do you know where each of the ingredients in your meal is grown? In many cases, the answer...

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Where, oh where have the hedgerows gone?

The last year or two, I’ve noticed changes to the farm fields I pass on my commute between Harvard and Woodstock each day. The hedgerows are thinning and in some cases, disappearing altogether. As used here, the term hedgerow...

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Another Reason to Buy Local Food?

As if we needed another reason to purchase our food from local sources, along comes the Great American Egg Recall of 2010! Billions of eggs potentially tainted with Salmonella bacteria, and thousands of people sick as a result. The...

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