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Category: Local Food 101

Local food defined by ... lack of clear definitions?
Local food defined by ... lack of clear definitions?

The Daily Texan (newspaper of the University of Texas flagship Austin campus) has posted a very interesting article mulling…

MyFreshLocal.com: Help us build a better tool for a better food system
MyFreshLocal.com: Help us build a better tool for a better food system

We have launched our IndieGoGo campaign to build the next version of the site. Thank you so much to…

Check out the MyFreshLocal local food glossary
Check out the MyFreshLocal local food glossary

Can you tell a co-op from a CSA?

Know the difference between a brownfield and a greenfield?

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…

What is a CSA?
What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The basic idea behind CSAs is for members of the community to pre-purchase…

How do I dive into local food?
How do I dive into local food?

You don't have to join a movement (although you're certainly welcome to!). All you have to do is eat…

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…

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…

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…

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…