The Weekly Harvest 4/27/12 Blogs Here and Yonder

April 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

Here is this week’s harvest roundup: For those living outside of Chicago but in Cook County, the Health Department just published a very comprehensive report on “The Suburban Cook County Food System: An Assessment and Recommendations“. This report is found on the Cook County Department of Public Health website.

The Farm Bill still looms out there, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance is one of the best sites to keep up with the latest status as well as legislative issues out of Springfield. The National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition has a lot of up to the minute information on the Farm Bill as well.

A week can’t go by without checking out Eleanor Baron’s latest post at Nourishing Words.

Or Ben Hewitt’s posts, the author of “The Town That Food Saved” and “Making Supper Safe“.

If you have been reading the Weekly Harvest for awhile, you know Nourishing The Planet is another one that is always in the weekly roundup. had a post about a new pesticide in use. “Meet A Pesticide Even Conventional Vegetable Farmers Fear

Mad Cow disease has reared its head again and The Salt at NPR lets us know what is going on, “Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

The New York Times published this interview with Wendell Berry on The Opinionator, 4/24/12.

Matt Kirouac of Restaurant Intelligence Agency published this piece on “Preserving Earth’s Bounty With Heirlooms

The Chicagoist delves into the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Symposium “Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite At A Time” that is being held at Kendall College this weekend.

You can’t forget to check Grubstreet Chicago , Serious Eats Chicago or Eater Chicago.

Yep! Inevitably, I hit the “Publish” button and then several hours later I see something or someone mentioned in the blogosphere that is relevant to the Weekly Harvest. This week, Associate Editor Wendy Aeschlimann is referenced in Stockyard Palate‘s “Blog on Blogs” on her take on the best charcuterie program in Chicago(think Old Town Social)

And another one, Harmony Valley Farm in Viroqua, Wisconsin has some great pictures of the farm in action, in the Spring on their blog. These pictures will really get you excited about Spring produce to come! They ,also, happen to be in the market for a “farm chef”, anyone interested go to the contact information on their blog.

As always, let us know what your favorite food blog reading for the week is in the comments below!