Knowing the farmer who grew your food is the best way to know if you are getting the freshest and healthiest food available. Food today comes with all kinds of certifications and labels, like “non-GMO”, “organic”, or “all-natural”. These can be misleading and/or confusing. It has been suggested that the most important certification you can look for in your food is “face certification”; can you look into the face of the people who grew this produce when you buy it?!
The tasty & healthy spice, ginger, is usually available to us in the US year round… However, at our local co-op here in Buffalo, NY, their only consistent source of US grown ginger comes from Hawaii!
A few years ago one of our Bhutanese neighbors stopped by the garden. He had come by mid-fall, while I was standing in what used to be our squash patch. Bugs, disease, poachers, & the WNY fall weather had left our squash patch looking pretty barren. He said, “Your garden is very interesting… But the interesting thing is that it’s not very interesting!” Continue reading “Thursday, October 11”
It’s that time of year again, for us to invite neighbors and farm supporters of all kinds to our annual fall fundraiser, Celebrate the Harvest. This Sunday, October 7 from 2-5pm, come for an afternoon filled with good food, family fun, prizes and this year we’ve even added a live concert featuring The Hunts at 6pm! Continue reading “Thursday, October 4”
So this week marks the first official week of fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkin spice donuts and apple cider! Both of which will be featured at next week’s Celebrate the Harvest event at the farm, a time where we celebrate the changes the farm has brought to our neighborhood. But not all change is good… There are those that look skeptically at the changes both fall and the farm have brought.
A large part of why 5 Loaves Farm first came to exist is because we wanted to grow healthy food and make it available to anyone in our neighborhood. The past six years has been a long slow process of learning how to get healthy foods to those that need it most. In the past two years, however, we have made significant steps forward; by listening to and learning from our neighbors.
It’s that time of year again, for us to invite neighbors and farm supporters of all kinds to our annual fall fundraiser, Celebrate the Harvest. Sunday, October 7 from 2-5pm, will be an afternoon of good food, games, prizes, and more! Then that evening, at 6pm, we welcome the band The Hunts to a benefit concert right at the farm. Come see how supporting 5 Loaves farm, through either your giving or purchasing our produce, helps make an impact in our community.