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Why eat fresh, local food?
Why eat fresh, local food?

What's the big deal about local food? Why is fresh food better than fast food?

There…

Iowa’s Ag Secretary: The Most Important Election Race for Foodies
Iowa’s Ag Secretary: The Most Important Election Race for Foodies

The race for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture isn't typically the sexiest election battle to watch. Let's be honest…

Adrian Grenier Aims to Get Bluefin Tuna Out of Hot Water
Adrian Grenier Aims to Get Bluefin Tuna Out of Hot Water

Adrian Grenier played Aquaman on his hit television show, Entourage. Turns out that the actor protects oceans in real…

The Good Food Movement—Securing the Future of Family Farms
The Good Food Movement—Securing the Future of Family Farms

The following article by Willie Nelson, President and founder of Farm Aid, appears in Good Food - the…

The Localization of Agriculture
The Localization of Agriculture

By Lester R. Brown, Earth Poicy Institute Dec. 2009

In the United States, there has been…

Our Disappearing Apples
Our Disappearing Apples

It has been a long time since our European forebears brought forth on this continent the apple, the fruit…

Urban Agriculture: Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn
Urban Agriculture: Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn

image: jonathanvlarocca, Flickr Creative Commons

Urban Gardening is fascinating to me. There are so many reasons…

The new front in the culture wars: food
The new front in the culture wars: food
By Brent Cunningham and Jane Black

If you shelled out $10 a pound for a…

The Locavore’s Dilemma: Local Food, Continued
The Locavore’s Dilemma: Local Food, Continued

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I have received a lot of interesting and useful comments on

What does “organic” really mean? Understanding food labels
What does “organic” really mean? Understanding food labels

In the food world, organic generally means food grown or raised naturally – without synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones…

What is “slow food”?
What is “slow food”?

Slow food is a movement that advocates food raised and prepared in a healthier, more natural way. That means…

How to keep the vegetables from your farm share from going to waste
How to keep the vegetables from your farm share from going to waste

by Sarah D. Scalet

The first year my family participated in community-supported agriculture (CSA), we were overwhelmed by…

MyFreshOpinion: Walmart/Obama reactions show need for better discourse on food policy
MyFreshOpinion: Walmart/Obama reactions show need for better discourse on food policy

In a joint announcement this week, Walmart and Michelle Obama unveiled “a comprehensive effort to provide its customers with…

TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat
TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

Saturday February 12, 2011

MyFreshLocal is very excited about the TEDx event today. This event will provide viewers…

Sky Vegetables: Hydroponic rooftop farming for urban centers
Sky Vegetables: Hydroponic rooftop farming for urban centers

Most of us think of vegetables as being firmly rooted in the ground. Of course, congested urban areas usually…

Infographic: The Carbon Footprints of 20 Foods, Shown as Car-Miles
Infographic: The Carbon Footprints of 20 Foods, Shown as Car-Miles

A new Environmental Working Group report on the climate and health impacts of meat is stylish and smart, as…

An evening with Outstanding in the Field
An evening with Outstanding in the Field

A gourmet meal of fresh, local food served on a mild summer evening in a vineyard.

Sound fantastic?…

Giving your valentine the gift of fresh local food
Giving your valentine the gift of fresh local food

How can you give the gift of fresh local food for the holidays – especially if you’re in the…