Thursday, October 22, 2009


We just got a reminder from Jane Burton Bell - (also mentioned today in SJ Update by Ryan Browne of Earthlore):
Michael Ableman of Salt Spring Island (one of the Vancouver island farmers interviewed in the film "Island on the Edge") will talk about "Thinking Like an Island" at a potluck of local foods, Friday at Mullis Center in Friday Harbor. There's a suggested donation of $10, though no one will be denied a ticket. You can bring a tasty dish, and you can bring all your friends!!!
If you'd like to read some of Michael's essays, go to this link. Thanks again Jane and Rebecca Moore for bringing Michael here!!

ANOTHER great opportunity - at least until it all gets eaten! - The Fabulous Kallari Chocolate Bars are back!!! Maureen has the handmade, handwrapped, incredible Kallari Chocolate in the beautiful wrappers back in at Compost it!! Kallari is organic chocolate, grown and made from bean to bar by the Kichwa farmers and families of the Kallari Chocolate Cooperative in Ecuador. It has been called the "best chocolate on Earth". Maureen also carries Kallari handcrafts. Go here and here for story and links. The bars Maureen carries are made in the smaller factory located in the high mountains, where the bars are handpoured and handwrapped - Although the larger bars are available at Whole Foods, Maureen is the only retailer we know of that carries these smaller bars outside of Ecuador! Kallari chocolate is chemical-free, and the money you spend on it goes to make positive change in the world.
For information on interning in Ecuador with Kallari, go here.

And, go here to read more from Maureen and Matt about commercial fishing AK and Puget Sound waters, and our about our local wild salmon.

Matt and halibut
- Thanks, Island Guardian on-line news and San Juan Islander on-line news, for the permanent links to Land & Sea!
Remember to join the San Juan Community Co Op grocery store this month!! It is a great place to shop!! We hear they have an updated page coming soon - check the current one for contact info, and non - member hours!

And check out links in the post below for where to buy healthy and delicious, San Juan Islands raised, grass fed meats and local wild seafoods! Know your local farmer and fisher!