Entries for the Tag: Local Food

Annual Planning Conference Offers Strategies to Improve the Food System
Annual Planning Conference Offers Strategies to Improve the Food System

Long relegated to the domain of the market, food is increasingly becoming a subject of discussion for planning academics…

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…

Buying local produce goes mainstream
Buying local produce goes mainstream

The trend toward buying locally grown produce and supporting area farmers started a couple of decades ago simply as…

Wal-Mart Promises Local Food, While Big Ag Gears Up for a Fight
Wal-Mart Promises Local Food, While Big Ag Gears Up for a Fight

Last week, Wal-Mart–the largest grocer in the world with over 8,600 stores in 15 countries, two million employees and…

16 Cheap Healthy Organic Foods
16 Cheap Healthy Organic Foods

Can you eat a healthy, whole foods, organic diet, even on a shoestring budget? As a frequent and thrifty…

Surviving the Winter in Boston, Localvore-style
Surviving the Winter in Boston, Localvore-style

Last Thursday, I was forced to face a frightful fact. My Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) with Red Fire Farm…

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…

Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers
Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers

An article which first appeared on the web back in January is doing the rounds again. This time it’s…

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…

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…

Leopold Center at ISU Announces Plan to Boost local Food Economy
Leopold Center at ISU Announces Plan to Boost local Food Economy

Last week, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa announced its plan to boost…

Farmer’s markets help grow the area economy
Farmer’s markets help grow the area economy

Last week, Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD, extension educator at the University of Connecticut, wrote in this newspaper about…

Whole Foods vs. local foods in Jamaica Plan
Whole Foods vs. local foods in Jamaica Plan

Apart from the large Latino community of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, it appears that small businessman David Warner has…

Mark Bittman ends NYT Minimalist column after 13 years; heads to opinion section, magazine
Mark Bittman ends NYT Minimalist column after 13 years; heads to opinion section, magazine

Mark Bittman has long considered himself an advocate for eating well. For more than 13 years, Bittman says…

Dear Secretary Vilsack, Please Consider Your Decision and the Fate of the American Children
Dear Secretary Vilsack, Please Consider Your Decision and the Fate of the American Children

Update January 27 2011 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack this afternoon announced that the agency will fully deregulate Monsanto’s…

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