Know your farmer, know how they farm; a seasonal update

Know your farmer, know how they farm; a seasonal update
Food Citizenship is defined as the practice of engaging in food-related behaviors that support, rather then threaten, the development of a democratic, socio-economically just and environmentally sustainable, fair food system.

Put another way; Food citizenship refers to us citizens engaging with our food producers and how our food was produced so that we can make food choices that support the world we wish to live in!

With this in mind; the goal of the stories we share is to awaken the food citizen in us all, to reconnect us with the agricultural world and how food is produced so that we can build strong community support for Fair Food and its producers for a new food-future

With a change in the seasons (approaching?!) over the next weeks foodture’s Fair Food farmers will share with us the lastest goings on down on the farms. Nature is never static, so those who interact with her in the fields have to constantly change, adapt and ‘CARRY ON’.

Update this week is from Glasraí farm in Mayo – you can learn more and connect with them here; Fair Food Glasrai

Spring news from Glasraí farm…..

Let me think…..where to start. We have a new market in Westport on Saturdays which we are thoroughly enjoying. Westport people are a very interesting crowd. Castlebar Market is flying, as is our box scheme. Our spinach and purple sprouting broccoli is sometimes to be found in Super Valu Westport these days. We are selling pre-packed salads to Cafe Rua in Castlebar and a few other cafes as well. We have two new interns starting full-time on the farm this year.

And a few new faces joined the team on a part time basis. It is a verifiable HIVE of activity around here. We are in the middle of putting up our third polytunnel before the tomatoes are ready so the race is heating up. Additionally we are experimenting with biodynamic composts, planting into biodegradable plastic made from corn starch, expanding our salad growing, sourcing new biodegradable packaging and we have our pride and joy a “new” fridge van for taking to the markets. All while juggling our two little mud monsters. Can we have a few extra candles for burning please 🙂

Aoife & Joe

Glasrai

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