Ramps (or wild garlic/leeks) are a favorite spring treat of ours at Stoney Acres Farm. Harvested all the way from South Carolina to Quebec, ramps are celebrated as one of the first edible green things that come out of the ground in Spring. A member of the onion family, they grow in North-Central Wisconsin from mid-April to mid-May on the South side of forests, before the foliage comes in. In this video blog Tony shows you how to dig ramps, and Kat shows you how to throw a mean ramp-cleaning party.
All the dates and details for the coming season that starts this thursday June 3rd.
- Getting your Weekly CSA Box
- This year's events
-Other farm products and oppurtunities
-An update for 2010
WASHINGTON—The White House is calling on food makers to curb marketing of unhealthy foods to children, part of a broad assault against childhood obesity. The recommendation is part of an 120-page report released Tuesday that outlines steps to fight the national epidemic. One in every three children ages 2-19 is overweight or obese, the report says. First Lady Michelle Obama has taken up childhood obesity as her signature cause.
Published: May 5, 2010 The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.
is releasing a landmark 200-page report on Thursday, warning that our lackadaisical approach to regulation may have far-reaching consequences for our health.
New York Times May 6, 2010
American farmers’ broad use of the weedkiller glyphosphate — particularly Roundup, which was originally made by Monsanto — has led to the rapid growth in recent years of herbicide-resistant weeds. To fight them, farmers are being forced to spray fields with more toxic herbicides, pull weeds by hand and return to more labor-intensive methods like regular plowing.