Farming and Food Sustainability


Why is Cow Dairy – Milk, Yogurt and Cheese Inhumane?

A few weeks ago I got a question/comment from a reader asking, “Why is cow dairy – milk, yogurt and cheese inhumane?”  I’ll tell ya. And I’ll share a few tidbits on why it’s not healthy to boot. Source and great blog. We tend to think of only slaughterhouses when […]


Know Your Vegetables Workshop

This weekend was the KYV Farm Know Your Vegetables workshop-what a great success!  With almost 30 people in attendance we all snuggled up, and since space was limited we unfortunately had to turn a few back-but don’t despair!  We will plan another soon. Click here if you attended the workshop […]


Take Action Against Monsanto!

On January 31, family farmers will take part in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and non-GMO farmer’s crops and opens them up to abusive lawsuits. In the past two decades, Monsanto’s seed monopoly has […]


Plastic Free Options from Pockets of Sage

(Source) As a follow up to my post last week about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch I wanted to share an option for replacing your plastic sandwich/snack bags and grocery bags. I found Sarah from Pockets of Sage at the St Augustine Farmers Market before my daughter was born and contacted […]


Free Range Yoga Success!

Before I get to my recipe of the week (featuring pumpkin!), I’ll share a bit from my weekend. On Saturday I hosted a yoga workshop we playfully named “Free Range Yoga” featuring Yoga Den and KYV farm benefiting Slow Food.  Considering the weather was cold and very breezy we had a […]


Reminder for two upcoming events for my local friends!

Join KYV Farm and Yoga Den for                  Free Range Yoga Benefiting Slow Food First Coast Saturday, November 5th at 10:30AM KYV Farm 1670 Borrow Pit Road, Switzerland, FL www.kyvfarm.com http://www.yoga-den.com/ http://slowfoodfirstcoast.com/ Workshop will be an all-levels appropriate 1-hour class. Bring your grocery bags as fresh, organic veggies will be […]


Update to the Farm to Table Dinner on November 15th

Update for the Farm to Table Dinner on November 15th. Due to popular demand, there will be a vegetarian option available for $25.00 prior to November 8th and $30.00 after.  The appetizer will be meatless and the main will consist of tempeh right from the Gainesville area.  The meat option […]


Farm to Table Event 9-15-2011 organized by….me!

You, my blog friends, are the first to hear of the most fabulous event ever happening this November.  If you are going to be in St Augustine or Jacksonville, FL I hope you can attend! November 15, 2011 Farm to Table Dinner at the Floridian, 39 Cordova Street St. Augustine, FL […]


What my plant-based meals look like.

Very recently I’ve been getting lots of looks like I have three heads and then the question “Well then what ARE you eating?”.  If you are new to my blog let me back up here for a minute.  Going on about two months ago now, I was at a yoga glass where […]


Happy Friday

I don’t have a recipe to share right now but I DO have some interesting article links that were sent to me from my Slow Food chapter. Happy reading! Interesting Articles Goat is the new CowSarah Britton, My New Roots Bad food? Tax it, and Subsidize VegetablesMark Bittman, The New York […]


Easy Tacos with Fresh Grilled Vegetables

Remember how I mentioned that most Florida farms are ending their farm shares for the summer?  Well there is one farm that is not only growing cucumbers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes and peppers, but giving her produce away to the homeless.  Talk about paying it forward!  I definitely see some great […]


Rustic Spinach-Garlic Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla is simply a potato and egg omelet cooked with olive oil.     Ever since that spring day at the farm when we celebrated the warmer weather with a farm-to-table potluck, and I had the good fortune of trying a fellow member’s Spanish Tortilla, I have wanted to […]


Purple Basil Vinaigrette

Another Saturday at the St Augustine Farmers Market. This time we went with a mission…. We saw some really cool gift ideas but that wasn’t what we were here for so we kept browsing. Saw some gorgeous flowers. ….but that’s not it either….. Visited Terks Acres Goat Farm booth. (I’m dying […]


Bring on the School Gardens!

Have you read the article by Mark Bittman, Do Georgia’s Child Obesity Ads go Too far? They have placed overweight children on billboards with the statements,“Chubby kids may not outlive their parents,” Or: “Big bones didn’t make me this way. Big meals did.” In the article he presents two differing […]