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September, 2017

Earth Dinner with the Organic Valley Interns!

As an intern at Organic Valley this summer, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a group of incredibly smart, kind, and innovative interns. We’ve all wholeheartedly embraced the unique culture at Organic Valley, and its cooperative spirit of collaboration and progress. For such a special group, I knew I needed to host an …

September 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in CROPP Culture, Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen


Rootstock Radio: The Sioux Chef: Cooking with Wild Foods & “Cool Heirloom Crops”

Download Sean Sherman, founder, CEO and chef at The Sioux Chef, is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. Sean was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and has been cooking in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana for the last 27 years. While his work in the restaurant and food industry began out of necessity—a …

July 17th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Propagating 100 Episodes! (And a Healthy Planet)

Download Centennial celebrations are on the airwaves at Rootstock Radio, and you heard it here first. That’s right, this week’s show marks 2 years and 100 episodes of amplifying honest, inspirational, and compassionate voices from all corners of the good food movement. Hosts Theresa Marquez and Anne O’Connor honor the occasion by sitting down together to …

June 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Preserving the ‘Element of Deliciousness’

Download How many different species do you think provide 95% of the world’s calories? Take a wild guess. Simran Sethi, a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change, has the answer to this question and it might shock you. (But we’re not going to tell – you’ll have to listen to find …

June 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Thanksgiving, from Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock

Thanksgiving is a holiday that puts food and people front and center: meat and vegetables, Pilgrims and Indians. But ever since I visited the Sacred Stone Encampment of the Standing Rock Sioux, I’ve been thinking more deeply about the foods and people commonly linked to Thanksgiving, and about the complicated nexus of culture, history, mythology, …

November 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues


Pick Up Your Feet!

Photo courtesy of the Midwest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr Twenty years ago, my mother and I walked out behind the barn, through the darkness, bundled in our warmest clothes. We crawled under the fence and into the woods for what would be my first deer hunt. As I followed, she turned and …

June 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Russell Wright | Published in Featured Post, Outdoors, Sustainable Living


Forest to Table

Photo by Korona Lacasse via Flickr Ask any hunter to show you their trophies and you’ll probably be led to the basement office or back den where you’ll see mounted deer heads, turkey fans, or maybe a stuffed duck or two. The proud hunter will usually brush a little dust of each trophy and begin …

May 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Russell Wright | Published in Featured Post, Outdoors, Sustainable Living  |  2 Comments


Earth Day Seder: A Culinary and Social Experiment

This year the first night of Passover fell on the same day as Earth Day. What a fantastic way to celebrate history, tradition and of course, food. Oddly enough, I am, and always have been, a secular individual. However, this year in a discussion with co-workers it seemed like there was interest in putting together …

May 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Valerie Kihslinger | Published in Earth Dinner, In the Kitchen, Recipes, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Theresa Marquez, Creator of Earth Dinner

Download Anne O’Connor and Theresa Marquez. Mission Executive Theresa Marquez has worked for Organic Valley for nearly 22 years. Among her time at Organic Valley, Theresa has had many ideas that continue to cause us to re-examine our connection with food. Projects like WomenShare, Grass Up, and FrogTV ask us to delve deeper into the social, political and environmental issues …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment


A Creole St. Patty’s Day in New Orleans

Some people may eat corned beef and cabbage with green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. My husband, Gordo, and I celebrated St. Patty’s Day in the New Orleans French Quarter, and revelers on the infamous Bourbon Street are hard-pressed to find cabbage on any menus. That said, the green beer shouldn’t be a problem! I …

March 24th, 2016  |  Posted by Kelly Slentz | Published in Travel


 
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