Entries for the Tag: Staff Picks

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…

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…

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…

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…

Government’s Dietary Advice: Eat Less
Government’s Dietary Advice: Eat Less

As the nation’s obesity crisis continues unabated, federal regulators on Monday issued their bluntest nutrition advice to date: drink…

How L.A.‘s New “Farmers Field” Football Stadium Could Boost Urban Agriculture
How L.A.‘s New “Farmers Field” Football Stadium Could Boost Urban Agriculture

No, Los Angeles still doesn't have a football team, but a football stadium planned for its downtown just…

AmpleHarvest.org: Connecting Local Gardeners with Local Food Pantries
AmpleHarvest.org: Connecting Local Gardeners with Local Food Pantries

 

MyFreshLocal.com loves AmpleHarvest.org, a site with its own “find and find out” resources that connect gardeners with…

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?…

10 fresh and organic food delivery services worth checking out
10 fresh and organic food delivery services worth checking out

Home delivery of fresh and organic foods meet a real need for busy people and families. We hope this…