The Scoop

Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lowcountry Markets

As a part of getting settled in to my new home in the Lowcountry, I have taken up an internship at the Charleston downtown farmers market. It is a very lively market with around 150 vendors selling everything from fresh okra and cured pork to hand-carved wooden bowls and fresh-squeezed juices.
It is just one of the many markets around the city for small farmers and as the tourist crowd swells so do the markets. Come get you some green beans before I eat 'em all!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Garlic for the Road!

I am almost totally done packing up all of my stuff for the move to Charleston. As would be expected, I am sad to be leaving a place where I have so many great friends, family, and memories but excited to head to the coast and start a new leg of my journey. Luckily I planted some garlic back in the fall and now I have some nice-looking fresh to take with me.
What better to smooth the transition than some primo garlic? And the growing season is so long down on the coast that I still have plenty of time to get a full summer season in there! Stay tuned, and stay in touch.