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Here’s some food-related news and more that I found today:

I didn’t know there’s a hydroponic farm in Queen Anne’s County that grows lettuce year-round. In this YouTube video (with gorgeous photography), Chesapeake Greenhouse’s owner explains that their system uses 1/10th of the water it would take to grow the same amount of lettuce in the ground. I found this video after Galway Bay Irish Pub in Annapolis posted it on their Facebook page. They’re one of the restaurants that serves this lettuce on their menu.

Why Do People Share Food Photos (infographic) — in case you’re wondering…

The current state of the meat-packing industry is not only bad news for the animals subjected to it, but also the workers in the factories. This petition encourages governmental agencies to force a slow down of meat-packing line speeds. I say, take it a step further. Stop supporting these huge conglomerates in the first place. There are plenty of small farms producing affordable, quality meat that’s much better for you and the local economy. Also? You don’t really have to eat meat every day. Or even every other day.

Protesters planned to milk a cow on Capitol Hill today as part of a protest against a crackdown on a farmer accused of shipping raw milk across state lines. Anyone ever tried raw milk or its derivative products?

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About baysideresearch

I am a genealogist based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I also like food and try to eat as locally and sustainably as possible. I have blogs about both!

5 responses »

  1. Edwin Remsberg (the man who made the YouTube video) is the nicest guy! I love the cookbook Dishing Up Maryland, for which he did all the photography.

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  2. Totally agree that we should stop supporting large factory farms. And that we don’t have to eat meat every day.

    As for raw milk, I’ve tried cheese made from raw goat’s milk. It was super flavorful!

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