Seasonality

Blueberries Ripen in June in South Alabama We all pack up and drive 5 hours South to pick blueberries and Grandmama Dollihite’s home. We go out early to avoid the bugs and the heat and by 10:00 a.m. we have enough to freeze for the next year. It occurred to me...

Poop in the Soup

How about some “Poop”in your Soup? This is one of my “awareness posts.” Many people are not aware of how modern food winds up on their plates and it’s my joy to bring you this moment of enlightenment. Most of us would never knowingly eat...

Local Food Growers Reprint

Local Food Growers in Alabama Studies have shown that local food can help with locally developed allergies.  This idea is revised for publication 04/28/2013 We have had a few problems getting Facebook to accept the blog posts, so some of our friends have asked that we...

Barter Systems

Barter Systems and Other Forms of Commerce Bartering springs up in modern cultures when the local currencies are no longer valued by the participants in the local economies.  At least, that’s barter from the perspective of an economist.  However, if other values...