Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada. It also has the second lowest minimum wage. These two things are connected.
Premier’s comments on food security in Canada’s north “totally hypocritical,” says jailed NunatuKavut Elder and land protector.
Eight years into our do-it-yourself adventures in maple syrup, things are getting serious.
The recent provincial budget reaches deep into the pockets of every citizen of our province. One way to combat ‘the age of austerity’ is to take steps towards self-sufficiency, just like our grandparents did when times were tough.
‘Eat local’ has become a bit of a buzzword over the past few years here in Newfoundland, yet we still import over 90 per cent of our fresh fruit and vegetables. Here’s why local food is so important.
Everything is not awesome and everyone knows it.
Lovage, sometimes known as sea parsley, is so obscure nowadays that it can’t be bought at your typical grocery store — but it once enjoyed wide popularity. Let’s discover some of the wonderful things our ancestors, from Nan all the way back to the Caesars of Ancient Rome, have done with this versatile and delicious herb.
Used for making medicine, wines and liqueurs, insecticide and art, there’s much more to this vegetable that many of us ever knew.
There’s a little known secret about expensive gourmet mushrooms like shiitake, blue oyster, white oyster, lion’s mane and others — they grow on sawdust! With a little simple know-how you can grow these delicious mushrooms right in your own home.
“All the fertile areas of this planet have at least once passed through the bodies of earthworms.” — Charles Darwin
From Facebook groups to farmers’ markets and community gardens to communal food-sharing programs — the writing’s in the dirt: food security is an important idea and a priority for people all over Newfoundland and Labrador.
How a 2,000-year-old recipe for fish sauce can turn your capelin haul into something exquisite.
Roasting your own coffee is both easy and fun to do. Your coffee will be just the way you like it, every time, and you can enjoy it at a fraction of the cost of firing up your Keurig or visiting your local coffee shop
Come and let me take you on a journey into nature’s grocery store. You don’t have to be in the woods to forage for artisanal produce. It’s abundant here in the city of St. John’s!
Ducks can be a wonderful addition to your backyard homestead, providing you with a source of delicious eggs, hilarious entertainment and garden insect pest control
Maple syrup — the first harvest of Spring. With a few simple tools and a little bit of know-how, you too can enjoy the nectar of the gods, straight from your own backyard.
Systemic neglect of Labrador communities fuels anger and resentment
Japanese Knotweed has invaded Canada in a big way, Newfoundland included. One solution? Bite back.
While many are benefiting from the province’s move toward a full-on energy economy, there is little hope for future generations, who will wonder why we didn’t think of them by investing in a sustainable food secure and food sovereign future.
It’s spring and many things are growing. So too should our knowledge of local food and foraging.