|The Big Tomato Fest is about more than just tomatoes.
It's about learning and exposure too.
|You knew where they were, but did you know what they ate?
Deberah Sutter, Executive Director of the Edible Education Project, will lead a discussion
about what many kids really eat and how to find healthier alternatives that they will really
like. Joining her will be nutritionists, educators and parents.
Eating local in a global economy
Amy Johansson, Marketing Director of Community Markets, will help you understand why
eating local is not just about better tasting food. It's about a better environment, a stronger
local community and ecology too. Community Markets has organized and runs farmers'
markets throughout Westchester, Rockland and New York City.
Cabbage Hill Farm is not only raising vegetables and meat, it's raising fish too! In a simple
recirculating aquaponic system. Aquaponics refers to the integration of hydroponic plant
culture and fish aquaculture in one mutually beneficial system. It is the sustainable
production of nutritious greens and high protein fish in an environmentally sound
greenhouse setting. Their own Aquaponics team will be on-hand to talk about it.
Introduction to Rare Breeds
The term "rare" or "minor" breeds means that they exist in small numbers and are near
extinction. Many of today’s rare breed livestock were the predominant breeds of the last
century. The shift to intensive production methods has led to the displacement of these
livestock with more hybridized breeds. The heirloom breeds are more suited to small farms.
Many of the heirloom breeds have valuable qualities such as hardiness to live out-of-doors,
good mothering abilities and can efficiently convert forage to meat. There is already a
consumer movement pressing for an end to the routine medication of livestock with growth
hormones and antibiotics. Breeds, which can thrive without such medication, can help meet
this growing demand for healthier food. Learn more from the experts at Cabbage Hill Farm.