It’s also wonderful when you consider the history of Steinway. German immigrant Henry E. Steinway started the company in Manhattan in 1853. They opened the Astoria factory 150 years ago. The company survived the 1918 Spanish flu, two world wars, the Great Depression and now the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Road To Reopening: Steinway & Sons Piano Factory Back To Full Production After Pandemic Shutdown
Family farming vs factory farming
"San Francisco is never going to be self-sufficient in terms of food production, but there's a lot of, no pun intended, low-hanging fruit," Mark said. "McLaren Park, the Panhandle. What about the city's golf courses that are losing tons of money? There's a lot of real estate out there that could be used for food production." … [Read more...] about Alemany Farm, 4½ productive acres in S.F.
Based on a vegan diet that includes a range of vegetables, fruit, legumes and grains and using veganic farming methods, he found that it would require 100 million to 200 million acres a year. U.S. farms currently take up 1.1 billion acres, with 700 million devoted to animal grazing. That doesn’t include all the land used to grow grain to feed animals. … [Read more...] about Veganism’s next goal: animal-free farming
On a recent Wednesday, Ehret was hauling his four portable, floorless chicken coops to different parts of his field. Instead of chemicals, he uses the “chicken tractors” for fertilizer, allowing the chickens to eat insects and enrich the soil with their droppings. … [Read more...] about Minnesota family farms see business surge during pandemic
Airbnb, which serves its 1,300 employees three meals a day from its South of Market office cafeteria, recently agreed to a contract, too. According to Airbnb produce buyer Scott Bradsby, they buy in bulk on a weekly basis. “The past few months have included fennel, potatoes, broccoli, kale, chard and a ton of kalettes — a very interesting hybrid (of) kale and Brussels sprouts,” he says. The company has direct relationships with 10 farm vendors and also works with farm aggregators such as FEED Sonoma, Capay Valley Farm Shop and Alba Organics. … [Read more...] about Bay Area farm seeks to bring CSAs into a new era