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Confessions of a prepper: Freeze it, dry it

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There are a few things everyone can do to be more food secure, including learning how to plant a simple garden that bears enough to keep for another day (unless Peter Rabbit gets to it first...); photo by Sheila Velazquez

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Climate Catastrophe: Why isn’t the poster child an actual child?

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While the mainstream media feeds us a daily slop of pablum about the foibles of the president and the clown car of Democrat presidential candidates, the problem that won’t go away with an impeachment or an election is, for the most part, ignored. 

Very often, when you see a story about climate change/global warming, it is

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Dem Bones

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Since we stopped hunting and gathering and turned to markets for our food and ingredients, cost-conscious cooks have depended on affordable basics to provide hearty, healthy meals for their families. Many of these items are now being appropriated and glorified by “foodies” who have “discovered” them. The gentrification of traditional foods has enhanced the plates

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Cooking and Cookbooks

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I love to cook as much as I love to eat. During my farming days, meat was kept in a large dedicated chest freezer until a particular craving struck. My favorite meal was roast pork, and before the meat was done, I had usually picked off about half of the crusty fat squares and devoured

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TLC #64: Hay Day — brand new old-fashioned fair in Williamstown

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Williamstown Historical Museum recreates old time favorites at new festival linked to town's agricultural past; speaking of which, could hemp return to the farmlands of Western Mass; AND might that be part of the solution to the environmental crisis addressed by Rise for Climate? No one segues like we do.

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Plenty #12: HEIRLOOM by design, at Greylock WORKS

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HEIRLOOM by Design, coming to Greylock WORKS in North Adams, Mass., July 28, will showcase some of the best artisan wares that the Berkshires region offers.

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WDIJW: Yeo Valley Advert, 2011

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You have long wondered if British farmers can rap about sustainable agricultural practices on a dairy farm. Wonder no more.

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Plenty #8: Chef Power Hour — How to influence food policy

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This episode of Plenty is unusual for the unique, unfiltered look it provides into one way  advocacy can result in changes to food policy. We sat in on the September “Chef Power Hour,” a monthly meeting of the minds hosted by the

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