Nourish Boston at the Dorchester Winter Farmer’s Market

The Dorchester Winter Farmer’s Market is now in full swing for 2014, and Nourish Boston was happy to attend the second Sunday of the season this past weekend.  It was wonderful to meet members of the community and talk about (and taste) healthy, delicious food! The market offers a great mix of local and organic produce stands […]

Is Boston Ready for Curbside Compost?

As reported by the local Metro newspaper, Boston could soon be joining the ranks of about 90 other progressive cities across the United States by instituting a city-wide curbside compost pick up program. According to a report from NPR, Seattle, Washington was the first city to require all households to compost food waste in April […]

The Importance of Direct Trade

The connection between the healthy foods we eat and where they come from is at the core of Nourish Boston’s mission.  It is important to choose wholesome, minimally processed foods, but it is equally important to pay attention to how and where the food we consume is grown, and how it makes its way from […]

Taza Chocolate: From Bean to Bar

We at Nourish Boston think it is important to discuss Taza’s Bean-to-Bar mentality because it is important to know where our food comes from.  With a greater awareness of our food’s source, we can make more educated decisions about what to buy.  All too often, we make purchases based on superficial attributes – an item’s […]

Bringing Conservation to the Local Level

The USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program reached a milestone earlier this week.  In four years, conservationists have registered 50 million acres of land in this voluntary program, which helps farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners participate and succeed in conservation efforts.   Through the CSP,the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service provides funding and technical support to eligible producers […]

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Where does your food come from?  Novella Carpenter attempts to answer that questions for herself, and she recounts her stab at urban farming in her book Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.  She starts small in her tiny apartment in the fringe city of Oakland, California by commandeering an abandoned lot behind her […]

Reduce Food Miles, Buy Local

Over the last 50 years, the United States food system has become increasingly globalized, concentrating the food supply into the hands of fewer and larger suppliers. This globalization phenomenon means that various foods have become increasingly sourced from outside local, regional, or national boundaries in order to provide consistent products at low prices. While the […]