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Discovering Dandelions

By Abbey Smith Looking at a bright patch of blooming dandelions this spring, I thought of a conversation I had with a Savory hub leader, Katie, who is working in Fiji to cultivate a local breadfruit enterprise.  “Sometimes I think the trees are laughing at us,” Katie said. Imagine what it is like from their

Ron Finley for President

By Owen Segerstrom “As the problems of the world grow increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” —Bill Mollison Nothing like a global pandemic to remind us of the frailties of the modern food system. As Congress scrambles to issue helicopter money (a phrase that was meant to be a joke), small businesses close, and

With a Little Help From our Friends

By Owen Segerstrom As a thousand cliche quotes–none of which seemed worth inserting here–remind us, food is ultimately about friendship.  While ingredients certainly matter, and nutritional attributes were the nominal focus of the LFX as it began, we have been reminded that the connections between people are the primary ingredients of any recipe.  With this

Cellar Traffic: Up

By Hannah Curcio The flow of traffic and goods at our cellar door has switched directions. The constant shuffle of goods to stock the shelves has been replaced by our family’s new hobby: cellar shopping.  For Christmas, after reviewing the shelves, Cole decided he would like to make breakfast for our family, using canned cherries