The View from farm table country
Coffee is grown in mountainous areas in tropical countries. The best coffee grows at an altitude of about 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above sea level. In central Honduras, wide valleys divide the region’s many mountain ranges.
The frost-encrusted grass crunched underfoot this morning as I went out to open the chicken coop. Hearty birds, they immediately ran around, pecking for insects. My cattle weren’t quite as content. They bellowed, demanding to be moved to fresh grass. “Just hold on,” I hollered as I approached their pasture gate.
September 17, 2020 – by Mike Schut, Farm Table’s Program Director Though COVID hit just six months ago for most of us, our new reality
Butchering a Pig as an Act of Solidarity: A Local Farm, Community Connections, and Structures of Racism
July 21, 2020 An Interview with Emily Hanson of Whetstone Farm The sustained and worldwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice following the murder
May 15, 2020 – by Wade Barry When we bought Piney Hill Farm in 2013, we didn’t realize that we were buying into a legacy.
On the other hand, and here’s where I share with you my very optimistic sentiments, consider the local food movement. It’s community-based and provides healthy food that communities need to be resilient in times of disruption. It’s inherently optimistic, purporting that “what we need is here” (Wendell Berry), and that the interdependent food web in which we all participate will balance itself and provide.