Known as the first harvest in the agricultural cycle, this is a time for gratitude for what has already come to fruit (or vegetable). Then comes the exploration of hopes and fears for the rest of the harvest.
Bay Area locals have a burgeoning foodie revolution with underground supperclubs, pop-up restaurants and an ever-growing gaggle of gourmet food trucks. Here is your guide to the top 10 pop-up restaurants in and around the Bay Area.
Unfortunately the Obama administration has confused non-drug industrial hemp with marijuana and blocked American farmers from growing the crop. This outrageous policy has forced American companies to import hemp textiles.
Now that just about every town boasts a market, it's a good time to clarify some guidelines.
The opportunity is not to invent a movement, but to build software to support one that already exists. By bringing meaningful technology to the thousands of local food entrepreneurs out there, we can accelerate the changes that they're already making.
The Weeksville Garden Party brings cutting-edge musical performances and a selection of renowned food vendors to the historic site. All events take place outdoors in one of New York's most unique and family-friendly venues.
We desperately need more young farmers in this country. The average age of the American farmer is 57 years old and rising. There are but 120,000 American farm operators age 34 and under. There are 1.3 million American farm operators age 55 and older.
The summer from hell continues to bring wave after wave of extreme weather events, and each one provides yet another example of what climate change is doing to our families and businesses.
Today this beautiful region -- dotted with historic cities, vast farmland, vineyards, dramatic gorges and waterways -- is a fun place to visit for all kinds of reasons.
Everyone eats. All of us go to the store and purchase groceries. And yet, how many of us understand the food production system that we rely upon?
It's hard to imagine that over an hour away from Jerusalem, life for Israeli residents in parts of the southern region, the Negev, is riddled with rockets and snipers.
No matter how much technological advancement we have made, no matter how far we think we have progressed, we are always at the mercy of nature. We still can't make it rain.
On the day the Higgs-like boson was discovered, I came home to a discovery on my doorstep. Cradled there, within a folded bag, was a home-grown spectacular of freshly plucked fruits and vegetables.
Our fast paced world directs us to move quickly and efficiently by keeping life simple. From fast easy meals to email correspondence with abbreviations, we are encouraged to succeed in multi-tasking by streamlining work or personal efforts.
Marion Cunningham was a great booster of young talent, and I feel lucky to have come under her blue-eyed gaze. I never got to thank her properly for the lessons learned at her side, so here they are now.
An organic dinner of farm raised ingredients. A table full of jovial guests and local wine. A summer night to appreciate good food and where it comes from.