The Hand that Milks the Cow

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...
Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

While vacationing, I took advantage of opportunities to interview inn and restaurant owners; chefs; and the owner of the only tea plantation in America. This week I share my interview with the owner of America’s only tea plantation. America’s soil is not typically...
Politics, Potatoes, and Avocados

Politics, Potatoes, and Avocados

There’s an interesting political history behind the lowly potato. It’s not so lowly, really, when you consider the clout it has. While watching the 2017 Super Bowl, there may be some upset when reaching for the bowl of guacamole. There may not be any. Guacamole,...