Maternity Slow Down

  • January 11, 2013 12:50 pm

As of mid-December I’m home getting to know my newborn and working, writing, and posting less (or not at all). I should be back up and running at some point in February. If you send me a question for a Q&A in the interim, I will file it for then.

Happy 2013!

Cafe Mom’s Mom-Ed: Green Living Episode One

  • April 5, 2012 11:17 am

I had a great time filming a few episodes of Mom-Ed: Green Living. The host, Kristen Eykel, was lovely to spend time with. Lots of fun all around. This first episode is ten easy ways to go green. What are your favorite ways?

What You Don’t Know: How To Keep Helping Farms After Irene

  • September 20, 2011 8:48 am

Hurricane Irene seems like a long time ago, right?  Autumn is upon us, school has started; the summer is in the distant past.  Unfortunately, for far too many farmers in the Hudson Valley, Greene County, New Jersey, Vermont, and beyond, the effects of Irene  are still very much alive–a living nightmare. Crops, acres, entire harvests are completely underwater.  Ruined.  100 percent crop loss is uttered again and again. Our farmers need our help. Out of sight should not be out of mind.

Please take a moment to visit Just Food’s Hurricane Irene Relief page to find out how you can volunteer and donate.  Also, check out Evolutionary Organics Flood Recovery Fundraiser for more ways to contribute. Don’t forget to frequent your local farmers’ market this coming weekend–talk to farmers as you shop. You might be surprised to learn how many of them have been touched by Irene, how many people are still there selling with 30, 50, and even 70 percent crop loss back on their farms. Buy as much as you can. You can also sign up early for a 2011/2012 CSA share ASAP so a local farmer will have money they sorely need now to get going for next season.

Farmers need all of us to support them in good times as well as bad. We need to ensure our local farmers are taken care of. They feed all of us and we need them and their farms. And please spread the word.

Here are a few more links for hurricane relief efforts.  Do check them out, tell your friends:

GrowNYC Make a Contribution

GrowNYC Volunteer Opportunities

Dine Out Irene

Dine In Irene

Farms Affected