1. The Organic Farm
Truth be told, it was an accident – a completely unintentional move – from bartering to business. With an organic garden that produced far more than his family of five could eat, Mike Rabinowitz set up a trade (ie, cheese for vegetables) with Mary Jane’s Specialty Foods, a former natural foods store in downtown St. John’s, NL.

“I just got really good at it,” says Mike. By “it,” he means growing vegetables organically in a province not renowned for fertile soils or a long growing season…..

To read full article The Origin of The Organic Farm,” by Alison Dyer, see Sept/Oct.2010 issue of Saltscapes magazine.
Info on Saltscapes can be found online at: http://www.saltscapes.com/

2. A Growing Appetite: the push for local food in Newfoundland and Labrador

As the local food movement grows in Newfoundland and Labrador, the interest in farm and farm market co-ops is blooming. That desire for something not grown hundreds or thousands of miles away is underscored and supported by a simple fact…..

To read full articleOuting imports on the Rock,” by Alison Dyer, see July/August 2010 issue of Rural Delivery magazine with information on farm & farm market co-ops in the Codroy Valley, Fogo Island, Goose Bay and St. John’s.
Info on Rural Delivery can be found online at: http://www.countrymagazines.com/rdfeatures.shtml

Shameless self-promotion. But still worth the read.

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