How to Pick the Right CSA for You

Joining community-supported agriculture is a great way to buy local food. Here’s what you need to know before signing up.

Purple Potatoes

Photo by Judith Hausman Try some purple potatoes to liven up a dinner. In my CSA share a few weeks ago, I received a precious cache of new potatoes, including some blue/purple-fleshed beauties. Unlike purple string beans or peas, these tasty spuds stay almost lavender through and through, even when cooked, so they are really […]

Building Environmental Literacy

Courtesy Ben Laterell Students in Portland, Ore., get to learn about installing gardens, cooking organically and selling at farmers’ markets thanks to a Classroom Earth grant. Teachers across the country face similar challenges on a day-to-day basis, but what do teachers Remy Dou of Miami, Fla., James Lorenz of Minneapolis, and Tom McKenna of Portland, […]