Farmers To You Blog: A Farmer's Perspective

  • Share the stories, share the food — and together we grow our healthy food system

    by Greg Georgaklis
    September 14, 2018

    The Equinox is a time of change, and with this in mind, we are celebrating our community of families and farmers here in Vermont on September 22-23 at our Equinox Celebration. We are also preparing to share our harvest more broadly when we invite new families to join our community with our Share the Stories, Share the Food: Fall Membership Campaign that begins this week with a gift of $35 for first time members.


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  • A Farmer’s Perspective

    by Greg Georgaklis
    August 3, 2018

    It is incredibly exciting how our personal journeys and the lessons we learn inform how we see the world.

    When I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes, the nutritionist told me that sugar was the enemy.  But instead of suggesting a diet rich in healthy proteins and fats and low in carbs and sugar, she advocated substituting sugar with artificial sweeteners.  Most of what she showed me were processed foods with reduced calorie counts. What she showed me was neither healthy nor delicious.


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  • Summer Solstice – Choose for Health

    by Greg Georgaklis
    June 22, 2018

    Happy Solstice – this is a major transition in the rhythm of the seasons and energy of the planet.  From Solstice to Solstice each year, all of Nature (including us, of course!) takes in its breath and exhales its breath. At the summer solstice (yesterday) we and the planet completed a 6 month long in-breath of energy, information, fertility, wisdom, etc… and now we begin to exhale. Now is the time too give back all that we have taken in. This is nature’s ultimate gesture of generosity and love, and it can be ours as well.

     


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  • Dreams of Better Farms, Food & Health

    by Greg Georgaklis
    April 6, 2018

    Tis the season when we add a number of new items to our offerings – all in an effort to help you reduce the number of trips you make to the the supermarket. If we all shift budget dollars away from the supermarket and mass food system and towards food that’s grown locally, it supports products that are good for our health, provides a living wage for the people who create these foods, and encourages sustainable farming practices. Your purchases can revitalize local and regional farms and food producers!


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