Category Archives: Food Info and Articles

Aylmer is a happenin’ food place…

well, sort of. In that quaint, suburban, sleeper town kinda’ way…. Shawna Wagman, the Food Editor of Ottawa Magazine, was looking for a farmer’s market in Aylmer and landed upon Aylmer Backyard Farms. That led her to our veggie stall … Continue reading

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take the locavore challenge!

Check out this article about my good friends, Alex and Juniper, who are doing great things for food and their greater community. This was written by Laura Robins of The Ottawa Citizen. Laura is a great writer and supporter of … Continue reading

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The case for high food prices

When consumers pay more, writes EVAN FRASER, farmers get more. It’s volatility that does the real damage. published in the Ottawa Citizen,  26 March 2012 It was the volatility in prices, combined with the moral outrage that merchants were able … Continue reading

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Why Heirloom Tomatoes?

This is a message that Juniper, of Juniper Farm, recently sent to her CSA members regarding heirloom tomatoes: An ‘heirloom’ veggie is a cultivar that was commonly grown during earlier periods in human history, but which is not used in … Continue reading

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Why Organic Popcorn?

this page is gleaned from another wonderful popcorn producer’s website: Nature’s Way Organics US FDA data has shown that popcorn grown with chemicals has toxic residues. That is why eating organic will lower your exposure to them and with a … Continue reading

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E-Coli: 90% sprout contamination is conventional, not organic

excerpt from Cornucopia’s News Advisory, June 6 2011 Regardless of which food turns out to have been contaminated with deadly E. coli, it is important to remember that the underlying cause of new, highly toxic strains of foodborne pathogens seems … Continue reading

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the monsanto rag: sing-a-long

http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/01/the-monsanto-rag April 2011 Cornucopia Challenging Approval of GE Alfalfa Image courtesy of JoeMohrToons On January 27, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the complete deregulation of Monsanto’s controversial genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready Alfalfa. Although more than 200,000 public comments were … Continue reading

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