Sunday, October 24, 2010

sustainable sunday :: farmer jane

Temra Costa

"As farmers, moms, businesswomen, chefs, and activists, women are changing the way we eat and farm.  They are the fastest growing demographic to own and operate sustainable farms, comprise the largest percentage of sustainable agriculture nonprofit employees, own sustainable food businesses, cook the majority of household meals, and control household budgets.  “Farmer Janes” are creating a more healthful, sane, and sustainable food system for present and future generations."

" is dedicated to featuring the efforts of women, both sung and unsung heroes, that are making positive changes for our food system."

"Activist turned writer, Temra Costa started obsessing about how she is surrounded by women in the food movement when she started working with CAFF in 2003.  Whether participating in farm to school programs or directing statewide programs, she has been consistently surrounded by strong women with seasonal sensibilities.  She's fascinated with women’s role in changing how we eat and farm, as well as with women’s willingness to do front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house work to create sustainable food system alternatives."