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Hyperlocal Harvest at Bunkhouse Acres with Shellie-Ann Kerns

We got to talk with Shellie-Ann about transforming logged timberland to fertile farmland without even owning a tractor, sourdough bakery dreams, hyperlocal food swaps, and so much more.

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Seasonal spotlight


Parsnip and sweet potato vegan mac and cheese

This parsnip and sweet potato vegan mac and cheese is a simple, nutritious dinner and warms my heart with everyday ingredients, straightforward steps, and ready in less than an hour.

Stay connected

What we ate in 2020

We asked the Closed Loop community what nourishing themselves looked like this year and while we all experienced 2020 differently, we shared some comestible commonalities.

Shower your friends + family with handmade love

Leaning into the DIY this holiday season. If you’re interested in handmade delight, we have a few ideas that will make your loved ones swoon.

Small scale soil care with Katie Burdett of Granor Farm

We spoke with Granor Farm manager, Katie Burdett, to hear how a small scale farm adapts during a pandemic, what organic farming means in 2020, and why local food is the path forward to a sustainable future.

I will probably spend Thanksgiving alone this year, but I *think* I’m fine with it

We’re in a tough spot because gathering is a very important thing for people to do; we’re social creatures and we need to socialize. As for me, this year, I’m going to try to opt out of the holiday as much as possible.

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We all deserve healthy and affordable food

It wasn’t until I started growing some of my own food that I realized how many resources go into everything we eat. These shifts in perspective started me on the journey of connecting the dots between the choices I make surrounding my food and their greater impacts on the planet.

How-to food

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Finding your favorite nighttime ritual

We all deserve better sleep. Improve your nighttime habits, improve your life. From diet weed (CBD) to evening yoga (and a little less screen time) we can all try to catch more zzz’s.

Let’s get fizzy with it: a beginner’s guide to lacto-fermentation

Lacto-fermentation is my favorite way to use up produce. So, if you, too, are looking for ways to reduce waste and feel like the pinnacle of health, please read on.

Let’s talk homemade fertilizer

What makes for a good homemade fertilizer? Let’s find out which of your kitchen scraps will actually keep your plants healthy.

Grocery store alternatives

Strengthening small businesses and local food economies will make for a more equitable and resilient national food system.

A lil’ primer on sustainable skin care

Skinimalism can have a big impact on the planet, less products means less trash, and on you–your mental health, physical health and financial health. You can love yourself and your skincare or makeup routine and benefit from embracing your natural skin texture.

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Favorite spaces

The Heirloom Kitchen

Low waste cook space with Good Intent

Our friends Alex and Lindsay, the partners behind low waste product shop Good Intent, are sharing a look into their culinary havens with our latest edition of The Heirloom Kitchen. We’re so excited to talk shop and hear what these sustainability experts are cooking up.

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