--The Fall River Daily Herald, November 20, 1888
For over a year, I've been contributing to Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England. It is published in print as well as online, available in both Chinese and English. I've previously written twenty-nine articles for Sampan, and you can find links here.
My newest article, Balut Brings Business to Cavendish Game Birds, is now available in the new issue of Sampan. On a recent trip to southern Vermont, I visited Cavendish Game Birds, to tour the farm and learn more about the fascinating success story during the pandemic. Pre-Covid, the farm's customers were nearly all restaurants, so when all those restaurants had to close, the farm faced a serious dilemma. Fate intervened to provide them a unique opportunity. The farm primarily raises quail, and now has entered a niche market, supplying Quail Balut all across the country. Learn more about this intriguing tale in the full article.
Sampan, which was founded in 1972, is published by the nonprofit Asian American Civic Association, "The newspaper covers topics that are usually overlooked by the mainstream press, such as key immigration legislation, civil rights, housing, education, day-care services and union activities. These issues are crucial to the well-being of Asian immigrants, refugees, low-income families as well as individuals who are not proficient in the English language."
There is plenty of interest in Sampan which will appeal to all types of readers, from restaurant reviews to historical articles, from vital news stories to travel items. In these current days when racism and prejudice against Asians and their restaurants is high, it's more important than ever that accurate information about the Asian community is disseminated and promoted. We need to combat the irrational prejudices that some possess, and support our Asian communities just as we would support any other element of our overall community. We are all important aspects of a whole, and we need to stand together.