WNYC INTERVIEW WITH HEPWORTH FARMS
Gail Hepworth, the production manager of Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y., is a particular fan of the the eggplant. Her farm grows more than 15 types of eggplant for community supported agriculture groups and the Park Slope Food Co-op.
Hepworth thinks that eggplant's negative association might have been caused by its mild toxicity. Like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and other nightshade vegetables, eggplant contains solanin, an alkaloid that can be toxic in large quantities. Younger eggplants tend to have more solanin, but unless you're particularly sensitive to it, you'd have to eat about 36 raw eggplants for solanin levels to be dangerous.
Amy Hepworth is featured in this Fair Food Project video along with many other farmers who value their employees and care about their well-being.
FOOD BANK OF THE HUDSON VALLEY ARTICLE
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and its branch, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, work closely throughout the year with many farm partners. The donations they receive have a direct impact in communities across the 23 county service area. Hepworth Farms donates food to the bank. Click here to read the article.
PRN - Progressive Radio Network Interview
Paradise Parking Lot hosted by Steve Barnett
Interview with Amy Hepworth
Click here to listen to this in-depth interview with Amy Hepworth - Next Generation Organic Farming with 7th generation farmer Amy Hepworth
A visit to the Park Slope Coop by Amy Hepworth and Gerry Greco of Hepworth Farms in Milton, NY, the Coop's largest supplier of produce.
(video courtesy of Park Slope Coop Video Channel)
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