Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects improve the quality and quantity of food available locally while reducing the environmental impact of producing this food. Elsewhere on the Web https://minnesotagrown.com/aboutcsa https://www.localharvest.org/csa Planeta.com Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Mushrooms

Photo: Oaxaca Mushrooms Fungi are the Fourth Kingdom of the living world, but their role in ecology is often overlooked. Elsewhere What will be the fate of the world’s fungi? The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms Flickr Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia Fungimap Embedded tweets Gad yab za'ákti nis guia, per ba ca zulo ca dop beld …

Mole

Photo: Lucia’s mole and chocolate (sold at La Cosecha on Fridays/Satudays) Mole — rhymes with Olé! — is a rich, smooth sauce and a chief component in many of Mexico’s signature dishes. Oaxaca Connections The most well-known mole sauce in Oaxaca is the black (negro) variety, which includes spices and chocolate. To many Oaxacans, mole …

Bread

Photo: Journeycakes Bread = Food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked Headlines http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180717-why-the-uk-has-so-many-words-for-bread Essays/Recipes traditional-native-american-recipes-breads Buzzword Bingo Bagel – Baker – Bakery – Bread – Bun – Bundt Cake – Ciabatta – Croissant – Danish – Doughnut – Journeycakes – Kaiser Rolls – Muffin – Sourdough Planeta.com …

Corn = Maíz

Photo: Criollo Corn Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Celebrations Septiembre = September: Mes de Maíz (Corn Month) (Mexico) September 29 Día Nacional del Maíz (Mexico) #DíaNacionaldelMaíz Facebook YouTube Seminario “Cocinas en México, procesos biosociales, históricos y reproducción cultural” Tema: …

Pineapples

Photo: Oaxaca Market Our deep dive into all things related to the pineapple. The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples. Social Web Challenge A social web challenge: Take and share a photo of a pineapple. Share a pineapple recipe. Share a pineapple …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market Markets are as old as the crossroads. They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. The best markets are the epitome of responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …

Teocintle

Image: Conabio Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Find more information on the CONABIO Website, Biodiversidad Mexicana: http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/usos/maices/teocintle2012.html Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zea_(plant) Planeta.com Corn = Maíz Wild México