Category Archives: Farms

New Crop of Food Entrepreneurs Are Hungry For Funds

Slow Money Boston showcased another exciting crop of food-related entrepreneurs in Cambridge on April 29, 2014.  As always, the entrepreneurs seeking funds were an eclectic bunch, including two farmers, a fermented beverages coop, a grass-fed beef jerky producer, a compost company, … Continue reading

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

Is aquaculture sustainable? Depends on what’s being raised, how and where it’s being produced, and whom you ask.  With over 500 species being farmed all over the world, it’s difficult to generalize. But here are some of the many things … Continue reading

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Three Local Foods to Enjoy This Winter

Eating local food in winter is—literally—a pale comparison to the bounties of spring, summer, and fall—but here’s a trio of things I’m enjoying this winter: The Neighborhood Farm’s dry shelling beans, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs, and alFreshCo’s Locally Sourced … Continue reading

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Helping Urban Ag Businesses Stay Lean and Local

Urban agriculture businesses—both start-ups and those in business for just a year or two—often need some help getting planted in the less-than-fertile city soil. The ad hoc Boston-area discussion and problem-solving group started by Food Sol’s Rachel Greenberger is continuing … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Blossoms in Boston

A burgeoning urban agriculture movement is blossoming in the middle of winter in Boston, and it’s not because of climate change. From Fresh Truck (a mobile, healthy, affordable grocery store) and farmers building movable raised beds to cutting-edge city, state, … Continue reading

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Future Burns Bright for Biochar

  Chances are that you haven’t heard of biochar, but I’m predicting right here that it has a bright future. Proponents of biochar–a versatile form of charcoal that’s being used for everything from increasing crop yields and conserving water to … Continue reading

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What to Bring to a Summer Potluck

If you’re like me, you’re always scrambling to come up with something different to bring to a potluck.  In my humble opinion, the perfect potluck dish should be a crowd pleaser, easy to make, go well with many foods, and … Continue reading

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Fun Food Facts from the Smithsonian Food Exhibit

Pop quiz: Which of the following factors has had the most impact on what Americans eat over the past 50 years? Julia Child, the USDA Food Pyramid, or technology? Answer: Probably all of the above. If you live in DC … Continue reading

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Slow Money Boston Grows a Fresh Crop of Entrepreneurs

What do food trucks, a mobile healthy market, a pedal-powered tractor, a zero waste recycling and composting coop, and an oil, feed, and biodiesel company in Vermont have in common? They all presented their business plans at the sixth Slow Money … Continue reading

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Fresh Truck to Bring Healthy Food Options to Boston

In the world I want to live in, we’d all have access to delicious, healthy, “culturally appropriate” food that is as fresh and locally grown or produced as possible. Fresh Truck, a new Boston-based social business, is about to launch … Continue reading

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