Farmers To You Blog: A Farmer's Perspective

  • A Day To Be Thankful

    by Greg Georgaklis
    November 20, 2020

    Many years ago, I used to own and manage a horticulture business. Our operations would generally peak right around this time of year. To help with the Christmas tree and holiday wreath production season, I would find myself spending much of the fall up in Nova Scotia, Canada.


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  • The Compassion and Kindness of Our Community

    by Greg Georgaklis
    November 13, 2020

    I just must share some news, it made me smile the largest one I have in a long time. As I was putting together a report for the Board of Directors of Farmers To You, one piece of data jumped out at me: our partner families that’s you doubled your donations this year to the Barre Food Shelf.


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  • Superheroes in the Kitchen

    by Greg Georgaklis
    November 6, 2020

    Like most of us, you likely don’t have super-human strength and you probably can’t fly. Perhaps though it might be the case that you long to be like Superman and “faster than a speeding bullet…able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” (The Adventures of Superman)

    Ah, but little do you know, there are real life superheroes. These are regular people who choose to make a difference in the lives of others. Ordinary people who are doing good, without a lot of fanfare, in the lives of their families, friends and in their communities.


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  • Sharing Food Wisdom

    by Greg Georgaklis
    October 30, 2020

    Back in the day, it was easier for us to personally know our grocers and food providers. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family steeped in food knowledge. My fraternal grandfather was a produce merchant at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace for 60 years. On the other hand, my maternal grandfather would always take me shopping at Blatzos’ Market. It was here that I would receive a lecture from Mr. Blatzos personally each week about how to tell if the fruit was fresh and well grown. The pay off at the end of listening to him were the samples of everything, a fair trade off.


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  • Food Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

    by Greg Georgaklis
    October 23, 2020

    The other day, I shared with a friend that approximately 40% of the overall food supply in the United States is wasted. Her reaction mirrored my very initial one: “How is it possible?” she asked, astonished, “How can we have a food security problem and waste so much food?”


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