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6/4/19
Originally published in the June 3, 2019 issue of VermontBiz . Vermont Business Magazine Vermont still ranks at the top of the Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, meaning that it has the strongest producers and consumers of local food of any of the 50 states. But the rest of the Index has been considerably shaken up by new data derived from the recent Census of Agriculture conducted by the U
4/22/19
We are honored to offer this guest post for this year's 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge by John Fisk, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the Wallace Center . What does it mean to center racial equity and inclusion in our work? For us, a national level organization seeking to shift our food system, the answer is a journey, both a personal and organizational one. When the Wallace Center was
4/17/19
Guest essay by Ken Payne exploring the connection between the structures of our world, especially for the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Okay, this is tentative. Writing what follows takes me out of my comfort zone. The assertions I am making are provisional. They question the bases of my own well-being and way of life. Where and how we live shape our everyday thought and constitute the world as
4/16/19
Guest blog by Renee Brooks Catacalos, author of The Chesapeake Table, Your Guide to Eating Local When I took over Edible Chesapeake magazine in 2006, I made a conscious decision to include my photo with the publisher’s letter each quarter. I wanted to be recognizable, and not just because I’ve always dreamt of being a minor local celebrity. Frankly, I knew that sustainable agriculture was an
4/5/19
Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do to fix it. Guest blog by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. Racism is built into the DNA of the United States’ food system. It began with the genocidal theft of land from First Nations people, and continued with the kidnapping of my ancestors from the shores of West Africa. Under the brutality of

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