The Mushroom Farm at Fungi Ally

Four years ago, Willie Crosby sat in his friend’s basement harvesting mushrooms from fruited sawdust logs. In a space that was only 8 x 16 feet, he could inoculate 200 logs per week with mushroom mycelium and bring them to harvest. Willie was a produce farmer but he was inspired to grow mushrooms after reading…

A cup of mushroom tea with Liat Racin, founder of Tamim Teas

A bite of ginger, a little nuttiness from the turmeric, and a deep earthiness. That must be the taste of the mushrooms… or maybe that’s still the turmeric. The hot cup of Lion’s Share mushroom tea steams, and makes the room smell of ginger. In Liat Racin’s kitchen in Somerville, the shelves are lined with…

Fish Tacos with Cabbage Kohlrabi Slaw and Avocado Crema

Last year started my love affair with kohlrabi, an underutilized winter vegetable, and this winter I am excited to cook with it again. Kolhrabi overwinters well, but it’s getting to the end of the it’s time. Pretty soon we’ll have spring onions and asparagus, but for the next couple of weeks, kohlrabi will still be…

Inside the Discovery Portal

“All we knew when we got into this business was that people wanted a better option for food at their office. That’s what we knew. We didn’t exactly know how we were going to solve for that. We had a general idea, and that’s where the innovation of the LeanBox itself came out of, which…

Small Business Saturday

The Clean Food Club has always promoted local businesses and tried to inspire its readers to eat local, drink local and be local. So we’re super pumped about Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26th. The day after Thanksgiving has signaled the beginning of the Christmas shopping season since the 1930s when banks promoted savings accounts that people could put…

Which came first?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It is an age old, seemingly unanswerable question. But for me, the origins of my interest in cooking started with the egg. When I was young, I can remember my mother cracking an egg into the pan while I stood nearby holding the spatula. “Listen for the…

Choose Local, Eat Clean

Buying local is important to me for several reasons. I love supporting small businesses: both of my parents are small business owners and I understand how important it is for the local economy. I like knowing that my food was grown organically, and I like knowing where my food comes from. If you ask the…