Local Living




NOFA Winter Conference – John Jeavons Seminar

NOFA Winter Conference – John Jeavons Seminar

Last weekend I attended the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Winter Conference. NOFA is “a community including farmers, gardeners, landscapers and consumers working to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet”. In . . . [Read more]





Some Local Shopping!

Some Local Shopping!

I’m headed over to Western Avenue Studios in Lowell today to shop Christmas gifts from some very talented, local artisans! The studios are open this weekend and next, noon to five and they feature more than 180 working artists offering their wares for sale. Check them out!!





A Girl Scouts Locavore Badge

A Girl Scouts Locavore Badge

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, they released a few new Badges in 2011. One of them is the “Locavore” badge! As a former girl scout, I was just tickled pink to hear this! From what I’ve gathered on the internet, the girls must complete 5 tasks to earn the patch: Find . . . [Read more]





MA Local Food Coop Pick-Up

MA Local Food Coop Pick-Up

So now that Fall is upon us and the veggie share for the season is over and I’m no longer inundated with vegetables, I put an order in with the MA Local Food Coop! I’ve written about them before and it really is a wonderful thing! This week I bought: kale from Hartman’s Herb Farm . . . [Read more]





A Pet Project

A Pet Project

So back in May or so, my fabulous friend Kristina asked me if I’d be interested in collaborating with her on a 2012 Localvore Calendar. She owns and operates Paper Doll, a paper goods company specializing in the most adorable letterpressed greeting cards and gifts this side of the Mississippi! Well, many months and lots . . . [Read more]