If you’ve ever wondered whether you should take the time to get your business connected online. Maybe this article might help you make the decision.
Archive for February, 2011
If you are interested in adding a great hardy crop to your farm, then Juneberries or saskatoons are it. I grew up on the Prairies of Western Canada, where a summer wasn’t complete without picking saskatoons. It was a staple at home. Mom made saskatoon jam that would carry us through the winter. Plus during the summer there were pies, cobblers and of course fresh saskatoons bursting ripe and sweet from the bush or over ice cream or with a bit of cream to finish off a meal. Hmmm there is nothing better. Easy picking and wonderful eating! Fresh, baked, jammed or frozen. To learn more take in the Small Scale Juneberry Program coming up in March in Geneva, NY.
Save the date for this upcoming program and take the trip to Geneva to take part. Click on this link to find out all the details.
Posted in Uncategorized on February 1, 2011 |
Innovation and progress can be found close to home or a bit of a ways away. This article highlights some of the recently funded projects in Manitoba and how Manitobans are working to improve their economy locally.
Food Desert Mapping from the National to the Neighborhood Scale.
Recently I was reading the NERCRD newsletter and on the back they had a brief summary of the Food Desert Mapping you might find interesting I know I did when I took a moment to visit. I could definitely see myself using this site to drill down to more specifics about food spending in my county and region.
ArcGis provides a very detailed zoomable maps on food access and numerous related variables on their website. Go to www.arcgis.com/home and enter the words “food access” in the search box. The first items is a supermarket access map which shows the locations of supermarkets relative to populations living in poverty (the latter is available below a certain scale). One of the links is to the Food Atlas newly prepared by USDA’s Economic Research Service. A direct link to this website, which contains reams of useful data is www.ers.usda.gov/foodatlas/