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Do You Buy Organic Foods? (POLL)

Posted 04.25.2013 | Home

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Join a CSA on Earth Day for Better, Easier Food

Linda Watson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Watson

Luxury -- that's the word I didn't expect to come to mind when I signed up to get a weekly produce box last winter.

Gotham Greens: Rooftop Farming In New York City

Dark Rye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Miles and miles of untouched terrain could be turned into something great.

10 Recipes to Welcome Spring

Food52 | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste
Food52

Happy first day of spring! Ramps, peas and asparagus will begin to pop up over the next few weeks, so we've rounded up some recipes that best highlight the season's bounty.

What To Do With Expired Food

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 04.30.2013 | Taste
Jeanette Pavini

Bananas are not the only food that can be used past their prime.

A Habitat for Humanity

Caren Chesler | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

By the time I got to the register, I felt like a pariah. The only thing worse than having an argument with someone in public is doing it in a charitable place like Habitat for Humanity. It's like yelling at a nun or cutting off an ambulance.

20 Things You Didn't Know About Baby Carrots

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

Thanks, Grimmway Farms, for teaching me 20 interesting facts about one of my favorite snacks to pair with hummus, vegan ranch dressing and almond butter: baby carrots.

Does Stanford's Study on Organic Food Have You Seeing Red? Does It Mean You Could Save Some Green in Your Eating?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.

America's Best Harvest Festivals

Food & Wine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

Local agriculture + pie. It doesn't get much better.

'Pretty' Food Gives Your Health a Boost

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

A diet rich in color derived from fruits and vegetables arms you with the many different vitamins, minerals and other substances that can keep you healthy.

5 Late-Summer Farmers' Market Recipes

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

The summer harvest is still at its peak, and in just one visit to the market (with a few helpers to assist you in carrying the goods!), you can prepare several quick, healthful, and mouthwatering dishes to celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with family and friends!

Sweet Potato Zucchini Pancakes

Stephanie Wise | Posted 10.27.2012 | Taste
Stephanie Wise

When we had zucchini coming out of our ears and an extra sweet potato the size of Manhattan lying around the other day, I knew what I had to do: Make pancakes.

9 New Ways To Use Summer Produce

Food52 | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Food52

You're starting to resent those plump, ripe specimens at the market, on your counter. We're here to show you how to embrace them again.

9 New Ways To Use Zucchini

Food52 | Posted 10.20.2012 | Taste
Food52

Here are 9 new ways to use zucchini and summer squash, to make that gigantic pile feel exciting, inspiring, and new again.

10 Farmer's Market Rules To Swear By

Bon Appetit | Posted 09.29.2012 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Now that just about every town boasts a market, it's a good time to clarify some guidelines.

Eco Etiquette: How Do I Store Produce Without Plastic?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I started shopping at my ...

5 Recipes to Make With Zucchini

Olga Berman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Taste
Olga Berman

It's summer and some of you might have an overwhelming amount of zucchini on your hands. Of course you can grill or make vegetable soups with your zucchini, but it can get a bit boring.

Produce Industry Funders of Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools Are Putting Children at Risk: A Plea to Michelle Obama

Michele Simon | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

You may be unaware of a small produce-testing program tucked away at USDA. At a cost of only $4.5 million a year, it's one of the most efficient and successful uses of taxpayer dollars; and yet, it's been zeroed out of the 2013 budget.

Get Down & Dirty With Strawberries

Food52 | Posted 09.12.2012 | Taste
Food52

Whether you're eating them plain or with clotted cream, stacking them sky-high with meringues, or using them to top a spinach salad, here's everything you need to know about strawberries.

Healthy Eating Tips For A Big Family On A Small Budget, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Is it possible for a family of four to eat healthy on a tight budget? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer taught me some surprising methods for savi...

11 Fruits and Veggies We Should Be Eating -- And Why

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables has been linked to improved health, and for good reason. While all fruits and vegetables are healthy, here are several pointers on some nutrition powerhouses.

Support Urban Farming

Ben_Taylor | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Ben_Taylor

Eating locally grown foods is a great way of being able to understand and support the quality of your life. Cutting out the cost of transportation will immediately make it affordable for growers to employ more responsible agricultural practices.

Cardoons: In Season Now

YumSugar | Camilla Salem | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

I grew up eating cardoons, or cardoni, every Spring; my grandmother would braise them, and I was always so fond of their artichokelike flavor. Because...

Pluots, Apriums, Plumcots, Apriplums: What's The Difference?

YumSugar | Sara Yoo | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

At farmers markets, vendors are just beginning to display normal-looking fruits with unusual names — pluots, plumcots, apriums, apriplums -- that so...

Three Shocking Ways Packaged Foods Are Contaminated

Corey Rennell | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Corey Rennell

Packaged foods acquire long shelf lives when their chemical properties are manipulated so that bacteria cannot grow. While this gives a perception of safety and sterility, it actually means that ingredients of any quality can be used and the food will never go bad.