Richard McCarthy http://wwno.org en The Future is Food http://wwno.org/post/future-food <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">About a decade ago, I was visiting a particularly beautiful part of Kentucky to help a community grow its farmers market. Dinner involved farm-fresh items on a comfortably rustic ranch, and thoughtful dinner discussion was led by original and influential author Wendell Berry.</span></p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 24767 at http://wwno.org Johnnie A. Clark, Jr. http://wwno.org/post/johnnie-clark-jr <p></p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 24766 at http://wwno.org Chanukah http://wwno.org/post/chanukah <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">As the Jewish community approaches the final nights of Chanukah, I am reminded of a recent conversation I had with </span>Domenica’s<span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;"> </span>Alon<span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;"> </span>Shaya<span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">. Of course, his interpretation of traditional Jewish holiday meals is now legendary.</span></p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 24664 at http://wwno.org Floral Wreaths http://wwno.org/post/floral-wreaths <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Folsom flower farmer Shirley Randon battles the elements each week to harvest and assemble gorgeous nose gays and full-on bouquets of flowers. Knowledge of these challenges makes me appreciate her delicate, hand-crafted, dried floral holiday wreaths.</span></p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 24659 at http://wwno.org Thursdays Are Different http://wwno.org/post/thursdays-are-different <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">I spent this past Thursday afternoon zipping from one farmers market to the other. Whereas Saturday markets are altogether larger gatherings with greater choice, our city’s Thursday evening markets offer some surprises.</span></p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 24658 at http://wwno.org Shop Small http://wwno.org/post/shop-small <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Originally started by American Express, this national day to shop small and locally fits so nicely with farmers markets. After all, you can’t get much smaller than the family who farms and sells their products directly.</span></p> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 24512 at http://wwno.org Sandy http://wwno.org/post/sandy <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">If you’re storm damaged like me, you get drawn into every radio interview you hear about Hurricane Sandy: The disbelief, the frustration, and the delays. In every instance, I think to myself: “This sounds oh, so familiar.”</span></p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 15:45:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 23606 at http://wwno.org Turkish Advice http://wwno.org/post/turkish-advice <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">With cold weather approaching, are you taking care of your skin? Farmers market vendors are always talking about healthy skin. After all, they are always outdoors.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:23:19 +0000 Richard McCarthy 23188 at http://wwno.org Chestnuts http://wwno.org/post/chestnuts <p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Earlier this week, I stood in line at one of the markets anxiously watching Washington Parish farmer Joe Dobie weigh ten pounds of fresh chestnuts for a group of shoppers.</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Thinking these shoppers were chefs, I followed them to learn what on earth they could be doing with so many chestnuts.</span></p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 14:40:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 23152 at http://wwno.org Fragility Of Citrus http://wwno.org/post/fragility-citrus <p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 24px; line-height: 29px; ">In late October, there are many reasons for which to be grateful. Among them, there is the arrival of Louisiana satsumas.</span></p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 21951 at http://wwno.org