The Local Beet: Contributors

Brad Moldofsky

Brad Moldofsky

Amateur gardener Brad Moldofsky was inspired to start digging in his yard as soon as he finished reading "The Good Earth". Since then, he's been focused on his own personal organic vegetable gardening education. Beyond his own plot of land, Brad has also lends a hand landscaping his LEED-certified synagogye with local and sustainably-produced plants and is also working on a charitable project to purchase CSA shares for needy families. Brad hopes to one day be able to feed his family from his backyard and he's taking us along for the ride.

Posts by Brad Moldofsky:

Reflections on 2015′s Garden

The 2015 Garden

This is NOT Your Momma’s Bread of Affliction

Gone Sauer on the Good Food Expo

The 2014 Garden in Review

Morton Grove Farmers’ Market 2014

A 2014 Embarrassment of Local, Organic Riches

About a Betta

Fences Make Good Puppies

Gathering the 2013 Harvest

A Lusher Garden in 2013

End of the 2012 Garden and Market

Keeping Up with the Neighbors

Spring Bounty 2012

RECYCLED – Financing From Farm to Fork

Morton Grove Winter Market on Saturday

2011 Growing Roundup

Local Market attracts Scouts

Apples and Honey: A Tale of Two Orchards

Apples and Honey: The Bee Gardener

Reflections on the pre-Market

RECYCLED – Finding Funding For Farms

In Anticipation of a Dirtier Life

Illinois at Harvest Time

Family Fun Fest in Morton Grove

Spatulatta Site Redesign

Morton Grove Update

A Garden Returns to Nature

The Second Morton Grove Farmers’ Market Goes Good

First Morton Grove Market Goes Great

Call Your Senator to Support Local Food Sources

5 Quick Tips on Starting Your Own Garden

Post-Pizza Market

New Fundraiser for Morton Grove Market

Niles Caramel Apple Tour

Rosie the Riveter Talks Victory Gardens

Wedding Cake Tasting

Moto Prepares Future Food on Planet Green

Celebrate Victory with Joy

ComEd and Citizens Climate Lobby

Mark Shepard is Back in Action

Growing Urban Success Stories

Farm to Fork: First Thoughts

How Fared the EcoChat

A Site Becomes a Square

EcoChat with Alicia and Jim

The Bees Have Survived

Become a Food Preservation Master

Farms are Hiring

A Year in the Garden

Hey, Wisconsin, Fight For Your Right To Drink Raw Milk

Another Two Sign Up

Starting a New Market

Assistant Farmer Position Open

Organic Farming Conference in February

Progress at the MG Market

Farmers’ Market Gets Help from Kappy’s

Help Save Zinniker Farm

Food Safety on the Market Farm

Green Youth Farm Seeks Intern

Lake County Greentown

Flower Biz Workshop at UW

Farm Getaways

Chicago Garden Instructor Needed

USDA Helping the Local Growing Cause

Seeking Rare Roosters? Look no further.

Uncommon Ground Seeking Director

End-of-Year Lessons

MG Farmer’s Market Meeting

A Gift for Gardeners

Beware the Killer Spuds

Questioning Compost

MG Farmers Market Gets an Umbrella

How Fared My Thanksgiving Side Dish

Not Green Beans – A Thanksgiving Experiment

Morton Grove Farmer’s Market Has a Site

A Garden in Mid-October

The Waiting Game: Pickling at The Talking Farm

Morton Grove Farmers Market Update

Sept. Garden Update

Creating a Farmers Market: Morton Grove Report

Road Trip and Garden Bounty

Morton Grove Resident Trying to Start a Farmer’s Market

August Garden Tour

Burnout and Goals Met

July Garden Report

Garden Bounty and Local Trout

The Harvest Begins

The Garden in a Rainy June

Cool Nights and Seedlings

The Backyard Garden in May

Family at the Farm: Traders Point Creamery

Another April Fool

Some Seedy Success

Munchin’ at the Window Spinach

Keeping Busy in March

Some Scattered Thoughts on Gardening and Farming

How Do They Do It?

Enduring the Winter Doldrums

Backyard Farming in the Global Economy