OrganicNation.tv | July 11, 2011
“We knew that people are good and honest and fair and that’s really what we built our entire business model on, that people are good.” – Libby BirkyOrganic food is often criticized for pricing out lower-income populations who can't afford to shop at boutique groceries or farmer’s markets. SAME Café owners Brad and Libby Birky have created a neighborhood restaurant where everyone can enjoy a...
Lucila De Alejandro | June 20, 2011
A few years ago, Donald Trump came out with a TV show called The Apprentice. Robin, always a fan of “reality” TV, watched for the first few seasons. I’m sure you are familiar with the premise. A group of people live together under a microscope and carry out business tasks assigned by The Donald for the opportunity to win the game and eventually work for him. They were judged on their...
Cheryl Heller | May 10, 2011
I don’t mean what you think, and I’m sorry if that’s what you were hoping. But trust me, this is more important, and much better for you in the long run.All the problems we face as a species can be boiled down to two huge, upstream issues that are the root cause all the others. First, there are way too many of us – and we need to talk about that – but it’s a subject for another day. Second, we...
Lucila De Alejandro | May 6, 2011
There has been some talk in the office. Discussions. Emails have been exchanged. Texts. It’s not outright panic. Neither is it alarm. It swings more on the side of concern with possibile undesired outcomes looming. It’s about the events. You may have heard. We’ve got some coming up. Aside from our regularly scheduled farm tours, including one with Whole Foods Hillcrest May 7, we created a...
Tiffany Swift | May 6, 2011
In the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Forage restaurant serves up seasonal, local fare at reasonable prices. The place buzzes with the energy of a beloved neighborhood spot – friends catching up over salads, young professionals popping in to grab a takeout dinner - but Forage isn’t just another cute restaurant jumping on the locavore bandwagon.  In just under a year and a half in...
Lucila De Alejandro | April 27, 2011
Hello There.For those of you new to the program, my name is Lucila De Alejandro. My husband, Robin Taylor, and I own and operate Suzie’s Farm; a 70-acre USDA Certified Organic farm located in Border Field State Park. Currently, the farm is comprised of three tracts that equal Suzie’s Farm, a plug house, 12 bee hives and about 100 trees. This year we hope to invite chickens, sheep and goats...