Four things I’ve learned about chestnuts (so far)

When I moved to Michigan, I knew the agriculture would be different… and Michigan has delivered.  The climate, the soils and the people have all proved to be a different breed when compared to my home state of Kansas.  In the past year, I’ve had discussions with growers involved in tart cherries, cider apples, hops,Continue reading “Four things I’ve learned about chestnuts (so far)”

Seems like people love to hate on the abstract nature of ‘local foods.’ Some points of clarification.

The cover story in USA Today took a bunch of pot-shots at state branding local food campaigns.  From the article titled: “‘Buy local’ food programs deceive consumers and are rarely enforced, a USA TODAY Network investigation finds”: Think of it like this: Coffee beans don’t grow in Utah. They must be imported. “But if youContinue reading “Seems like people love to hate on the abstract nature of ‘local foods.’ Some points of clarification.”