Polliwog Farm

Thoughts on local food, part 1.

I’ve thought so many times about writing some version of this post, but for whatever reason in the past it just never felt like quite the right time. I want to talk about food- specifically about the future of it, about our relationship with it, about who grows it and what they need to keep doing that. I also want to open up the conversation to brainstorm about how to keep this thing alive and well and in service to the community.

I think part of my aversion to speaking about this has been because I understand the delicate moral territory this represents. I didn’t want to make appeals for localism that appeared short-sighted or out of touch with folks’ need to just do what works to get food on the table.… Continue Reading...

Farmer’s Market #1

Our first farmer's market was a success. It was not as busy as I expect it will be in the coming weeks, and even so we got loads of positive feedback and we certainly broke even. It was really fun- socializing and talking about what we do. My friend and I are sharing a booth, so we got to sit and hang out and share the load. It was great. 

We brought the kids along. I think it's important for them to be a part of the whole process. I do think we'll have to employ some strategy to keep them occupied, and perhaps keep them home for part of the time or something. We'll see. They were pretty good considering.

The booth. Our logo is hanging there on the left.… Continue Reading...