Pawpaws are Back!

Written by Casey Willson, Fair Farms Intern  Pawpaw season is here! Known as the mango of the Midwest, pawpaws are best when sourced from a farmers market or even your own backyard! Unlike many of the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy in the United States – pawpaws weren’t brought here by the colonists but …

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The Road to Resilience: Preparing our Food Supply Chain for the Next Crisis

By Devora Kimelman-Block, Fair Farms Consultant, and Founder and Owner of KOL Foods The pandemic has highlighted many vulnerabilities in our food supply system, from transportation failures to supply chain challenges resulting in food shortages. “[It] led to massive disruption for growers, food workers, and consumers alike,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “It exposed a …

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Get Ready to Glean

Written by Casey Willson, Fair Farms Intern This fall, you may have heard about people gleaning at area farms and donating the produce to local food pantries. With this blog, we want to share some history on gleaning and ways you can get involved with local gleaning opportunities. What is gleaning? Gleaning is the process …

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‘Cureating’ the Local Food System We Deserve

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern  Fair Farms recently spoke with Cureate’s Founder Kim Bryden, a Fair Farms partner, about the innovative ways her food tech company is transforming the local food system. Food tech merges technology and the agrifood industry in order to modernize agriculture and create a more efficient and sustainable sector, …

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Partner Spotlight: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern For this month’s Partner Spotlight, we are highlighting the work of Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. We got in touch with Pamela Hess, Executive Director, to get an insider’s look at Arcadia’s work and how that has shifted in light of COVID-19.  The current food system …

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Fair Farms Partner Highlight : Good Dog Farm

Fair Farms Partner Highlight : Good Dog Farm Good Dog Farm is a 5 acre sustainable vegetable farm located in Parkton, MD. Founded in 2016 by Joanna Winkler and Bryan Alexander, Good Dog Farm supplies locally grown and certified USDA Organic food to Baltimore area residents. They’re currently in peak tomato season, sometimes bringing in …

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