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Farmers To You Blog: A Farmer's Perspective

  • Listening and Learning

    by Greg Georgaklis
    June 5, 2020

    As the events of the last week have unfolded, we are at a loss for the perfect words to meet this human rights tragedy. We also know that we cannot be silent.


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  • Calming Rhythm in the Storm – The Dinner Table

    by Greg Georgaklis
    May 29, 2020

    I am thankful that so many of you, our Farmers To You families, have reached out to share how you are faring during uncertain times.  You have shared your ups and downs, but one thing is clear — your home cooked, family meals are the silver lining of this pandemic. When our lives get busy again, you say you will be reluctant to give up the feeling of warmth and security from the time spent at the dinner table.


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  • Food for Thought and Thoughtful Choices

    by Greg Georgaklis
    May 22, 2020

    In my more than 35 years in the farming and food business, I have never seen the changes in our food system at the pace and scale we are witnessing in recent weeks. It truly is extraordinary.


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  • Spring Hope, Spring Scarcity

    by Greg Georgaklis
    May 8, 2020

    If you are like me, and other farmers and gardeners in New England, you are starting to feel ridiculously excited about radishes. On the other hand, we understand if you don’t have the same exuberance for radishes as you do for tomatoes, cucumbers or broccoli.

    Subsistence farmers (and those that only eat locally and with the seasons) are coming off a long winter of eating root crops and frozen or canned produce grown last year. It feels like a beacon of hope seeing the radish seedling sprout a few round, bright-green leaves. For chefs, cooking in season, it is a downright culinary breakthrough to nibble on a crunchy, sometimes spicy, pink radish!

     


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