Category Archives: Issue # 1 February 2010

A Locavore Luxury – Local Burger by Megan Meo

Opening in December of 2008, the Igneri brothers had the idea of creating an atmosphere that would bring the community together and connect the farmer to the consumer. By offering customers the choice of locally raised meats to satisfy their … Continue reading

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Grupo Folklórico Palo Santo: The Ethics of Making Afro-Cuban Music and Dance, for Haiti, in Northampton by Morgan Greenstreet

It was the last night Tuesday of January, and the NEA dance studio in Northampton was the most festive and crowded I had ever seen it. There were families with kids clustered around the door, young men and women were … Continue reading

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Sarah by Freddy Fluschel

Awake, thinks my mother and my eyes open with a jolt. I push her thoughts back; I feel her in the kitchen. I close my eyes again and revel in the silence; such a temporary blessing, the silence that follows … Continue reading

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Meat by Noah Kellerman

This piece is based on a journal entry from my field study this past fall. I was working at Butterworks Farm, which is an organic Jersey dairy in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Yogurt is made on the farm and … Continue reading

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Sodexo at Hampshire College: a necessary contradiction of collective values? by Graham Jeffries

Mounting criticisms of our global food system present many difficult issues about the social and environmental implications of our diets. These costs often go unseen to the consumer, obscured by the complexity of actors and trade in the food system. … Continue reading

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Misconceived Plans for Safety: Residency Restriction Laws for Sex Offenders in Plymouth by Alison Bowen

“Basically, I want to send the message, ‘We don’t want you here.’” Selectman Butch Machado of Plymouth, Massachusetts was referring to a rather unpopular group of people: registered sex offenders. In March 2009, Butch encouraged his fellow Board of Selectmen … Continue reading

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Improving Access to fresh fruit in Food Deserts-Springfield An interview with Michael Close by Alejandra Cuéllar

Alejandra -Can you describe the project you are involved with in Springfield? What is it about, when did it start? Michael-The project is focused on fostering access to fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban African American church in Springfield. … Continue reading

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