Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy worked for GRACE's food team and blogged at Ecocentric until she left the foundation in April of 2013.

Your Guide to Finding a Sustainably Raised Turkey

It's time to get your turkey for Thanksgiving. No kidding, heritage birds from sustainable farmers sell out fast. If you want to gather around taste-test winning meat this season, but don't know where to find it, check out these highlights of places in your region where you can find a sustainably raised bird!

Our Heroes: Four Country Gals in Beryl, Utah

Meet more of Ecocentric's sustainable farmer heroes this week: "We are DHA Family Farms aka the Four Country Gals, located in the middle of nowhere, Beryl Utah. We have a cow, 17 sheep, 4 dairy goats, 3 pygmy goats, 4 breeding rabbits, 35 or so chickens, and 6 very useless dogs. We love all of them!"

Our Heroes: Lovell Grassfed Cattle Company

Over the winter, Ecocentric interviewed farmers across the country from our Eat Well Guide in an effort to highlight both the challenges and triumphs of sustainable farmers across the country. Join us as we delve in to discover what it means to be a farmer in the 21st century.

Our Heroes: Menno Beiler of Fairview Fruit Farm

Over the winter, Ecocentric interviewed farmers across the country from our Eat Well Guide in an effort to highlight both the challenges and triumphs of sustainable farmers across the country. Join us as we delve in to discover what it means to be a farmer in the 21st century.

Our Heroes: Pam and Clint Cavers of Harborside Farms

Over the winter, Ecocentric interviewed farmers across the country from our Eat Well Guide in an effort to highlight both the challenges and triumphs of sustainable farmers across the country. Join us as we delve in to discover what it means to be a farmer in the 21st century.

Our Heroes: The Buchanan Family of Flying B Bar Ranch

This winter, Ecocentric is interviewing farmers across the country from our Eat Well Guide in an effort to highlight both the challenges and triumphs of sustainable farmers across the country. Join us as we delve in to discover what it means to be a farmer in the 21st century.

Heroic Endeavors: Food Tank

Here at GRACE, we emphasize the interconnections between food, water and energy systems. These connections may seem obvious, but we continue to make this point because as a society, we often approach these three systems separately. In fact, even within each system, advocacy efforts often exist in so many silos.

Ecocentric's Top New Years' Resolutions

All of us at Ecocentric are reflecting on the New Year and making our resolutions to make 2013 happy, healthy and sustainable. If you are similarly inclined, we have tons of resources here on the blog and at our new GRACE website. To get you started, here are some tips to help you have a lean, green 2013.

Ecocentric's Top Green Gifts for 2012

Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you're looking for something that's good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!

New Yorkers Rally for Community Garden Protection

On August 4th, community gardeners from across the five boroughs gathered on the steps of City Hall to show their support for the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC). There were countless speakers working to influence the Parks Department and the Department of Housing and Development (HPD) to include protection from development in the new proposed legislatio

Christine Quinn Launches ''NYers 4 Markets''

Yesterday, at the historic site of the old Fulton Fish Market, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn held a press conference to announce the launch of "NYers 4 Markets," a coalition to support the development of a permanent market at this very location in South Street Seaport.

The Big Apple Needs Bees!

Last Wednesday, Feb 3rd, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene held a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to Article 161 of the New York City Health Code, which prohibits the keeping of wild animals, currently including honeybees. A proposal to amend this section was presented in December, which would "allow New Yorkers to keep hives of non-aggressive honeybees."

Our Hero: Deb Eschmeyer, Farm to School Network & FoodCorps

An Ohio farmgirl at heart, Deb is a tour de force in the good food movement, as the voice of the Farm to School Network and the burgeoning "domestic peace corps" called FoodCorps, which places young people directly in schools districts to provide them a better connection with local farmers.

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