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Year of Plenty

MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

SATURDAY, AUG. 21, 2010

Are Raw Food Fanatics Wrong?

I found this 10 minute "How Cooking Made Us Human" talk from Harvard's Richard Wrangham very eye opening. He challenges the notion that raw foods are healthier for human consumption and describes the role of cooking in human evolution. h/t Andrew Sullivan.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

How to Choose the Perfect Watermelon

It's peak season for watermelon and I can't get enough of it. Anderson Farm has some of the most unique melons I've seen. Last week we bought an orange watermelon from them and it was fantastic. Anderson Farm sells at the Millwood Market today, 3-7pm,…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

Family Vacation Therapy

I'm spending a lot of time with family during these prime vacation weeks. I offer these pics from the "Crap at My Parents' House" web tumblr as lighthearted therapeutic fodder for everyone spending time with family.

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Backyard Chickens and Arsenic Update

Hi all. Back from vacation and settling back into blogging routines.I wanted to follow up on my two previous posts regarding the recent discovery of high arsenic levels in children from the eggs they were eating from their flock of backyard chickens. I reported previously…

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SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

Main Market Food Co-Op 2.0

My recent provocative proposal to have the folks from the Rocket Market run the business side of the Main Market Food Co-op received as strong a reaction as any recent post in memory. Between the two sites there were over a dozen comments and the…

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MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010


TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010



Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at