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  • This week in Jewish Farming: First frost

    November 3, 2014 | 11:41 am

    Sometime in the early morning hours of Oct. 19, the temperature on the farm dipped down to 30 degrees: first frost. It was a light one. The mercury fell barely below freezing and did not stay there for very long, but it was enough. By the time I arrived at the farm, the eggplant...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Packing the larder

    September 5, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    When I was a kid, Friday nights were the coziest night of the week.

    My family was strictly Shabbat observant, and Friday night meant the onset of 25 hours with no TV, no car and no cooking. It was the latter that gave those nights their warmth and intimacy. Friday afternoon was a...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: The high cost of cheap vegetables

    August 22, 2014 | 10:19 am

    My Facebook feed lit up last week with an article in the Aug. 9 New York Times headlined: “Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Farmers.”

    In it, Bren Smith chronicles the financial woes of today’s small farmers: The high costs of land access, competition from nonprofits and...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Bring on the onions

    August 15, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    Earlier this week, Fred and I went out to the field with five green harvest bins and came back with this:

    Yes, those are onions. Lots of them. Grown by the same guy who, back in March, was nearly in tears when his onions were slow to germinate in the still-frigid temperatures and...

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  • This Week in Jewish Farming: The community thing

    July 25, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    Folks in the food scene love to talk about how farms build community. It’s a trope that always makes me roll my eyes a little, both because sardonicism is generally my default setting, but also because I’m skeptical that any kind of thick communal ties are likely to arise between...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: The cardinal truth of tomatoes

    July 18, 2014 | 10:24 am

    I will now share a cardinal truth of the life agrarian: If you give them tomatoes, all else is forgiven.

    OK, the truth may only be trivial. It might not even be true. But some conviction along those lines must have lain behind my decision to plant 1,000 — yes, 1,000 — tomato...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The deer threat and an electric solution

    June 27, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Countless anxieties attended the planning for my first season farming. Losing my entire crop to deer was not among them.

    Neither of the Northeastern farms where I had worked previously worried much about these herbivores. One farm was large and could keep losses from deer to a...

  • Groups hope new U.N. Secretary General will be fairer toward Israel than Kofi Annan

    By Ben Harris

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish officials are greeting the selection of Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general with cautious optimism, hopeful that the South Korean foreign minister will use the office to push for fairer treatment of Israel and more equitable application of international human rights...
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