Dancing Goat Raw Unpasteurized Single Varietal Cold Pressed Olive Oil (Greece)

The FDC was introduced to this product by a Marblehead member. We’ve sampled and enjoyed it and want to give you the opportunity to try it as well. This oil is pressed from one farms’ single variety of olive, Koroneiki, raw, and unfiltered. It has an exceptional taste. The olives are pressed, oil is allowed to settle, then shipped to family in the US. A store will be going up soon on Small Farm Central.

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Aid for Puerto Rico’s Sustainable Farmers

Calls are coming from Puerto Rico for help in many forms. For our community, helping the sustainable farming community has a close connection to our guiding principles. To help streamline the ability to reach the farmers, we are sharing with you resources presented to us to ensure donations go directly to the farmers in need. This important project will help Puerto Rico’s farming community re-establish and begin growing food faster.

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Cloumage Cheese

What’s in a cloumage? From the Shy Brothers Website: The Shy Brothers’ farm encompasses the highest land in a peninsula between the two branches of the Westport River. The farm gets cooling breezes in the summer, even fog some days. The salt air moderates temperatures in the winter months. The cows are able to stay at pasture longer than most in the region. The brothers are careful with their animals and of course don’t use any antibiotics or hormones on their milkers. The brothers control the quality of their herd, one of the secrets to great artisanal cheese!

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Our Local Farmers on Immigration Policy

By Julie Pottier-Brown

On Saturday, April 8th, I attended a meeting in Hadley, MA hosted by Wally Czajkowski at Plainville Farm. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current administration’s handling of our country’s immigration policy.

Cars and trucks lined the drive to the packing shed. A hum filled the barn as neighbors and friends greeted each other. Attendees were asked to sign in and note on a card the amount of their business’s gross income. With nearly 75 people in attendance, glancing around, I saw many familiar faces. Participants showed up because they are concerned about the immigrant community that lives and works nearby.

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Farm Feature: ifarm, Boxford, MA

by Julie Pottier Brown

I had a lovely visit to a beautiful property in Boxford, MA last week called ifarm.pitch-and-patch-7

Tamara and I had the pleasure of meeting some of the folks from ifarm when we tabled an event in late March in Topsfield at the Gould Barn/Topsfield Historical Society and the adjacent church. We chatted about what we each did, and I purchased a bag of dried herbs. In considering how we might work with this new-to-us farm, I realized the bags of dried herbs would fit nicely in the Cooks Share. There were a few back and forth calls in August, a deal was struck, and the process of drying began.

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