From music festivals to art auction blocks, heirloom vegetables are showing up in some unusual new places this summer.
Chefs get down on the farm at a RAFT Grow-Out Field Day at White Barn Farm.
Chefs and farmers get together to save endangered heirloom varieties like the oh-so-tasty Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Frying Peppers through the RAFT heirloom vegetable Grow-Out.
"Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms," by Nicolette Hahn Niman, should be on the must-read list of anyone who cares about a sustainable food supply.
Over the past week, Chefs Collaborative hosted kick-off events for 27 farms and 30 restaurants participating in the 2009 Renewing America's Food Traditions New England Grow-Out in Providence, RI; Portsmouth, NH; and Cambridge, MA.