Entries by Liz Carlisle

Montana Pulse Crop Acreage is Up 1000%

How pulse crops are saving Montana grain farmers David Murray, [email protected] 8:08 a.m. MDT August 27, 2015 (Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/RION SANDERS) A quiet transformation is taking place in grain fields across Montana. In less than 20-years pulse crops — peas, beans and lentils — have grown from an obscure specialty crop with limited market outlets […]

Liz Carlisle Op-Ed on the Food System as a Public Health Concern

Obamacare and food as a public health concern By Liz Carlisle August 9, 2015 Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Fresh fruits and vegetables are in place as Elly Hartshorn hosts a wine tasting for the volunteers that helped out at her small vineyard at Alemany Farm in San Francisco, Calif., as seen on Sat. July […]

Montana Talking Book Library to record Lentil Underground

Coming this fall: Lentil Underground is being recorded for the Montana Talking Book Library, which serves readers unable to use standard print materials due to visual, physical and/or reading disabilities. The audio version will be available nationwide through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

LA Times Op-Ed: How to Really Nurture America’s Young Farmers

How to really nurture America’s young farmers Farmer Chris Velez, center, along with his wife Jamie Carr, left, volunteer Tyler Wright, second from left, and farm intern Estelle Swanepoel right, wash produce just harvested at Stella Luna Farm in Auberry, California. Los Angeles Times By Liz Carlisle A bill recently introduced in Congress, the Young […]

Green Book Festival Winner

Lentil Underground was just named winner in the General Nonfiction category at the Green Book Festival, which honors “books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.”

Summer Events in Montana

The Lentil Underground tour kicks off summer with a June 4 stop in Red Lodge, Montana, and we’ll be in Lewistown, Billings, Livingston, and Missoula in mid-July.  Watch the events page for details!

Five Reasons to Love Lentils

Liz Carlisle Organic Matters, Spring 2015 They’re not the charismatic megafauna of the supermarket. But while we’ve been focused on kale, chia seeds, coconut water, and the dazzling array of organic produce that’s recently entered common parlance, they’ve been waiting for us over in the bulk section. Organic lentils. I know what you’re thinking. Lentils […]