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Take a look at this beautifully shot presentation about Ed John and his wife Cindi, two Native American fisherman from the Suttons Bay area. The video respectfully follows them throughout their day’s labors and brings us a glimpse into the joys and challenges of their work. Through easy conversation, and clear unemotional story-telling, they let us feel the devastation of the fresh water fishery in Lake Michigan, leaving us wanting more answers.
Blueberry Muffins with fresh blueberries from Buchan’s Blueberry Hill and a touch of lemon.
Smoothies made with fresh, local fruit varied by season.
This simple grilled flatbread will become a staple this summer. Toppings can vary by season, but the simple five-minute naan is even tasty enough to eat by itself.
A guide to fall produce, learn more about the health benefits of these seasonal foods.
Harvest often concludes with a social celebration of the season. It’s a time to remember the energy and hard work that has been poured into the fields, while recognizing that success is based on the whim of Mother Nature. Growers gratefully honor the harvest of the season by sharing their food with others.
A Review of the Film “Fresh”
By Tricia Phelps
There are countless documentaries making comments on the current state of our food system. They each differ in varying degrees of tragedy, omission, honesty and optimism. “Fresh” became part of that ever growing panoply of films in 2009. The film’s director, Ana Sofia Joanes, sets “Fresh” apart by providing a well-balanced account of the dismal realities in industrial agriculture while layering the narrative with promising, inspiring and practical solutions that are beginning a movement.
By Bill Palladino
I like this one. My family tries very, very, hard to narrow our waste stream. It’s evident every week on our street. Our neighborhood’s garbage service uses bright red bags, and in the snow we’ve had they stand out. Our home only has a red bag in front of it once a month or less often. On the other hand, our recycling is always piled much higher than the neighbor’s. We even have two bins to everyone else’s single one.