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Toward Healthier Food and Community Change

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Laurie M. Tisch

In Bed-Stuy, like many of New York's poorest neighborhoods, nutritious options are hard to come by.

School Food Gets Its Close-Up -- But Is It a Fair One?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Districts are still unconscionably underfunded when it comes to school food, and Big Food still plays too large of a lobbying role in shaping what appears on kids' trays.

Farm-to-Institution: Next Steps in Supporting Local Food Infrastructure

Leah Mayor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Leah Mayor

Selling to institutions is a trending opportunity for local food, and we have barely scratched the surface of potential for how wholesale markets could impact local foods sales and support farmers. It is a win-win opportunity.

Organic Life Post-Treatment

Kate Sievers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Sievers

I've learned many things post-cancer. Some things I've been doing right, but there are some of the things I've been doing have been wrong this whole time.

Cooking Off the Cuff: Are They Beets Yet?

Edward Schneider | Posted 07.15.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

I'm always a little surprised when I see people discarding the greens from the beets they buy at the market.

Top 5 Green Gifts for Mother's Day

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Terry Tamminen

Yes, it will take a very special gift to really say "I love you, mom" to our Mother Earth. Here are the top 5 green Mother's Day gifts that our favorite planet has recently received and which may provide you a few shopping ideas for the other moms in your life.

Cast Your Vote For Local Food

Carolyna De Laurentiis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Carolyna De Laurentiis

From a small family farm being unable to afford the price tag of organic certification, to farmers lacking access to city markets, there is a long list of reasons why thousands of small-scale farms have difficulty bringing affordable, environmentally responsible goods to market.

Coterie Market: Expanding the Go Local Movement

Christian Remde | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home
Christian Remde

Often, when someone brings up the "Go Local" movement, thoughts immediately go to local food, but in fact the movement covers a wide range of products that can be made locally.

Once Banned as a Dangerous Animal, NYC Bees Now Popular Pet (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Because he lives in a 21-story building and "bees don't like high rises too much" (too windy), Guillermo Fernandez keeps bees in a tiny public garden below Wall Street, next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Katherine Bindley

99-Year-Old Farmer Still Selling At Local Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home

Elmer Moje turns 99 years old on Monday. And for most of those years -- save when he was serving in the Army in World War II -- he has been carting ho...

The History of Wine and the Future of Tomatoes

Dan Allen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Dan Allen

We sacrifice a lot of flavor in our quest for cheap, easily shipped food. But the industry is headed in the right direction. It's only a matter of time before tomatoes will have their Paris Wine Tasting moment.

Giant Meals

Liz Neumark | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

A sport inspired celebration was the 'kick off' this week as we were honored to participate in feting the triumphant NY Giants.

4th of July Recipes For The 13 Original Colonies

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

[Photo DC CentralKitchen] As we celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of independence, we honor those who came before us with recipes ...

Hosting Green

Liza Utter | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Liza Utter

It's hard to feel good about a party when you think about the potential cost to the environment. Here are some of the things you can do right now to have a clear conscience and help nourish the planet.

Behind The Scenes At The Santa Monica Farmers Market (PHOTOS)

Laura Avery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Santa Monica Farmers Market, which turns 30 this year, offers shoppers fresh, local produce on a weekly basis. The act of buying local, organic pr...

From Housing Projects to Farmland: Clevelanders Build Largest Contiguous Urban Farm in America

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Halle Tecco

The Urban Farm sits on 6 acres between the Cuyahoga River and the Riverview Housing Projects in Cleveland, Ohio. Until recently, a chain-link fence ...

The Good, the Bad and the Fungi on a Rooftop Farm

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

To me, the most compelling argument for the urban agriculture movement is the food itself, the snow peas and pole beans. The food you grow nearby is inevitably the tastiest.

Pesticides In Food: What To Eat And What To Avoid (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the latest news that ADHD in children is linked to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, it is more important than ever to be aware of...

Farm Report: Starting The Year From Seed

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Whether you're a farmer, a gardener, or an apartment dweller with a window box, all growers are beholden to the weather gods. In Chicago, those gods can be fickle and, on occasion, cruel.

3 Tips for Choosing Quality Produce in the Winter

Mary Ann Esposito | Posted 01.20.2010 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Esposito

Ah winter! Fun in the snow making snow angels with the kids, ice skating and snowshoeing. If only all that joy and satisfaction could be found at your local grocery store come January.

PHOTOS: Your Favorite Hot Farmers

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We had a blast with our first hot farmers slideshow, and we were overwhelmed by the number of great submissions from readers of cuties from around the...

10,000 Trees Registered for Community Fruit Exchange

Carole Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carole Carson

Imagine a community where fresh, seasonal, affordable, local fruit is easily accessible to everyone--from low-income families to fancy foodies. Instea...

8 Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving Celebration

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 10.07.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, 5 million extra tons of trash are created each week. It's easy to reduce your contribution to all that waste by greening your Thanksgiving.

One Stop Shopping for Greening Your Home: Green Depot Has It All

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marissa Bronfman

Find out how Sarah Beatty, a determined new green business woman, has earned Green Depot's moniker as America's leading one-stop shop for building solutions.

Wal-Mart Goes Local ... So?

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Wal-Mart is giving local farmers an audience again: by bringing this food into a space where the public shops, its stores will make local produce visible, accessible and affordable.