FEBRUARY 18 QUESTIONS WITH SARA SPERRY

    What is your name? Sara Sperry   What is your occupation? Founder of FARM to KIDS   Do you have a "green" memory growing up? Many.  For the first 5 years of my life we did not have electricity, when I was younger I use to be embarrassed by...

Best Farm-to-Table Meal in Cuba

The minute you walk into “El Paraiso” in Vinales, Rachel, who runs the restaurant and farm with her father, greets you with the biggest smile. Part farm and restaurant, El Paraiso sits on a hill overlooking the valley - and has been voted the number...

National Farmer’s Day!

Today is National Farmer's Day! With our recent trip to various sustainable farms, including a rooftop farm in Brooklyn, we're continuously researching and trying to learn more about modern day, sustainable farming and agriculture. Here are a few of our recent favorites in the realm of...

3 Different Types of Farming

Day 4 on our Sustainable Farming Program was a trip all the way out the Pennsylvania to visit Bright Farms. Bright Farms builds and operates green house farms that grow produce by hydroponic farming. Hydroponic farming...

McEnroe Organic Farm

Day 3: McEnroe Organic Farm Our second stop on the Sustainable Farming Program with the Natural Gourmet Institute was a visit to McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton, New York. McEnroe Organic Farm is made up of over 1,100 acres of fields, animals and greenhouses, all certified organic, as...

Rooftop Farming: The Brooklyn Grange Farm

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Sustainable Farming Program with Chef Jay Weinstein and the Natural Gourmet Institute. The certification program included lectures, hands-on work, preparing and sharing meals together, a lot of sweat, and a lot of smiles. [caption id="attachment_21784" align="aligncenter" width="540"] File Credit:...

Sustainable Farming Program Intro

Eco18 is honored to be part of the upcoming Sustainable Farming Program hosted by the Natural Gourmet Institute! We love learning about bringing sustainability into everyday tasks, especially when it comes to learning where our food comes from and how to make our meals more...

Free Range Chicken Eggs

"Free Range." You might come across this term when you're grocery shopping for meat, particularly poultry, and eggs, but what exactly does it mean? The term "free range" in terms of livestock means that the livestock is kept in natural conditions and are given the freedom to...

CUT DOWN ON FOOD WASTE

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that the US throws away nearly 40% of its food. And a recent book, The Waste-free Kitchen, says that food waste in the US is up 50% since 1970. These numbers are staggering, especially when you think of how...