All posts tagged: Lisa Barker

A Farm Grows In Rochester: Interview with Seedfolk City Farm for Boomtown Table

Lisa Barker didn’t grow up wondering where her next meal was coming from, but food security issues directly affect over 135,000 people — many of them youth — in the Rochester area. Seedfolk City Farm, where Barker serves as director, started as a response to food security with the mission to create sustainable, resourcefulness through food growing. Three years after it began, Seedfolk has transformed into a viable, multi-site urban farm across the city. I chat with Barker about what’s ahead for winter, Seedfolk’s latest endeavors aimed toward culinary career collaborations — and an exciting development in store for spring 2016. Read the interview at Boomtown Table. Advertisements

Garden Eats Features Rochester’s John Bolton In Edible Finger Lakes Magazine

With winter quickly blowing into town, many health-minded Rochestarians find themselves struggling to come up with viable, nutritive, local sources of pesticide-free and organic produce. Little can be raised after the first frost making importation a seeming necessity. That’s where John Bolton comes into the picture. If you haven’t met him, John Bolton, engineer turned hydroponic farmer can be found several days a week throughout Rochester, New York’s market scene offering some of the most beautiful, alive foods you will ever taste. Seeing a practical need for ethically raised, pesticide-free produce, John created a hydroponic facility harnessing the power of water conservation and superior plant-nutrition. Kath has been enjoying John’s bounty for several years now. When I was in private practice in Rochester, I suggested to every single one of my patients that they go introduce themselves to John to fill their kitchen with live foods all year long. I finally had an opportunity to meet John at the Southwedge Farmer’s Market on a trip to Rochester this summer- he was selling the best (non-GMO) …