At the heart of the good food movement- local foods, innovation in sustainable and community supported farming- are the seeds of an idea that we are what we eat, that in supporting local farmers we're supporting our own health and the strength of our communities. This idea is was fuels people like Tom Stearns, owner of High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, Vermont. Tom is helping to forge a new model for economic growth in agriculture, and his company is quite literally at the root of the growth of the organic food movement in this country.
Design Sponge's Ashley English offers her picks for "a top-10 list of eco reads for whiling away the dark days of winter." Included on the list is The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball (pictured here), who joined us at last week's Hug Your Farmer benefit for Pete's Greens. We loved this book, and we love Ashley's list.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make "Hug Your Farmer: A Night of Music To Benefit Pete's Greens" an epic night! We raised $26,000, all of which will go towards Pete's rebuild and recovery. If you missed out on buying a 'Hug Your Farmer' t-shirt or limited edition screen printed poster, you can buy one by clicking on the 'Buy Now' banner on LTT's home page.