Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This Week's Farm 2 Fork Show - December 29, 2009

Jack Kittredge of NOFA (Northeast Organic Farm Association and editor of The Natural Farmer) will be on the show to discuss the upcoming Food Safety Bill. He has worked as an organizer in anti-war, tenant, and community organizing in the midwest, Washington DC, and Massachusetts. He now lives in a passive solar house incorporating a root cellar and using only wood for our hot water, cooking and house heat.

In 2007, Kittredge started the Many Hands Sustainability Center, a certified organic farm  for learning and teaching sustainable living. Picture above, the Center is located in Barre, Massachusetts

Also on the show will be Claire Morenon of CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture). Claire is heading up a group of volunteers to launch Winter Fare, an event that will take place January 9 at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton from 10 am to 2 pm.

Local food from area farms, honey, maple syrup and soups will there for sale and for those interested in barter, a swap fest for canned goods. The Northampton Winter Fare is a spin off of the Greenfield Winter Fare which last year drew people from as far away as Connecticut and Vermont. This one will be a little closer to home for those who live in Hampshire and Hampden Counties.

Listen in tonight, on Farm 2 Fork from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30, streaming at Valley Free Radio.