Farmers To You Blog: A Farmer's Perspective

  • 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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  • A Story Of Resilience: Jasper Hill Farms and Cellars

    by Joan Kahn
    October 16, 2020

    I think we can all agree that these past eight months have been a challenge to us all. On a multitude of levels, the pandemic has greatly affected our lives. While it is easy to get caught up in the trials that we have experienced, this week I would like to focus on the story of a resilient family farm and the positive influence of your partnership with Farmers To You during these trying times. 


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  • Making Stock From Generosity and Abundance

    by Greg Georgaklis
    October 9, 2020

    As I peered into my refrigerator the other day attempting to determine what to cook up for dinner, I found an abundance of vegetables all on their last few days of freshness. While every vegetable has its own peak ripeness and storage length, it seemed that mine had synched up. The cabbage, carrots, broccoli, corn, celery, and the various herbs were shouting, “please eat me soon!”


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