our permaculture farming enterprise, located within our small upper midwest community’s city limits, will offer produce from “niche” crops… enticing consumers to try something new!Do they taste any different?
Heirloom fruits and vegetables add variety and diversity to the table. Big Food only produces a few varieties of fruits and vegetables; if a disease or infestation were to hit, we’d be in trouble. So this is one reason to plant heirloom crops. Another is to add some color and vibrance to the dinner table.
There may be slight variations in how these crops taste, just like with any other crops. Some may be more sweet, some more tart. But there are thousands of varieties of fruits and veggies that are rarely planted and deserve a chance, such as these rad purple potatoes:
Rareseeds.com is a good source for heirloom seeds.
MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,
"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."
fisting in long distance relationships now becomes easier