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It’s only the first week and my mind is already churning with ideas for where this road may lead. Farmers are so busy with the day to day that they can’t dedicate the time they would like to marketing and business development. It’s a priority for sure but when the veggies need to be harvested…

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As I woke up, I could hear the sound of car tires driving over wet pavement. Rolling over and sleeping in sounded like a much better idea than going out into soggy fields. Was a rainy day to farms like a snow day is too schools? Closed! If only I could turn the radio on…

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Lunch happens every day right around 1pm, three hours after the 10am break. We prepare a group lunch and everyone pitches in before all sitting down in the shade of open air barn while a cool breeze washes over us. People will spend $80 or more for a barn dinner but for us, it’s a…

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You know it’s going to be a good day when the owner and lead farmer, Rich, greets you with a hug and says, “let’s go farming!” I am an experiential learner which is why I chose this self-described path to become educated about our food system. And without effort, the knowledge is dripping everywhere. We…

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It’s only day three of my Boulder experiment and I feel totally at home. Living close to a downtown area, you feel the soul of a community. Its chest rises and falls like a living creature and you can fell the life which unites neighbors, merchants, students, artists, etc. Boulder’s reputation as a vibrant and…

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After leaving Great Basin National Park, I decided to bee line it for Boulder in a day with just a couple stops along the way. One was in Glenwood Springs, CO to meet up with one of the local organizers for the tour I currently manage for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Judy Olesen…

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Today my Foodlust journey officially began. I left my hometown of Truckee, CA today at 12:30. Destination…Boulder, CO and the Abbondanza Organic Farm where I will intern for the next four weeks starting Monday the 6th. Today marks three years in the making and a promise to myself to get out there and see what…

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While on the subject of Supermarkets…it reminds me of something I concluded while reading Michael Pollan’s book, Omnivore’s Dilemma. It became evident that supermarket perpetuate a lot of what’s wrong in our food system…not eating in season. Yes, there are a lot of things wrong with our food system like corn/soy subsidies, the giant agrichemical…

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When it comes to our country’s perception of food, this picture says it all, Price Chooper! A lot of supermarkets are using this approach to attract customers… Save Mart, Save-A-Lot and my personal favorite – Grocery Outlet! Terms like this cheapin food not only in cost but in perception. It creates an imprint so we…

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My number one site for all green news is www.grist.org. I will reference them a lot during this blogging experiment. Today Barry Estabrook had an article on the impacts of natural gas drilling on agriculture. Movies like Gasland and Split Estate brought attention to the devastating effects of natural gas extraction…flammable tap water and toxic…

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