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Number Of Farmers Markets Surges

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- As demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased, so too has the number of urban farmers markets sprouting up across ...

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 Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I started shopping at my ...

Heat, Drought Make For More Flavorful Produce

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home

MILWAUKEE -- Chef Dan Jacobs expected his recent batch of jalapeño poppers to be tame because peppers grown at this time of the year are generally mi...

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

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 | MarloThomas

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

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.

A Guide to the Farmers' Market -- Spring Edition

Kellan Hori | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Kellan Hori

It's a great time to venture away from what you normally buy at grocery stores and try new and fresh foods that may be foreign to your taste buds. If you are a farmers' market novice, or go once a week, let this be a good starting point for your visits.

A Budget Cut Only the Produce Industry Could Love

Michele Simon | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

It's not like this is some wasteful government program. It's a relatively cheap way to help save lives, so what's going on?

How Long To Keep Food In The Fridge (INFOGRAPHIC)

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Do you ever wonder how long you should keep food in your fridge before it goes bad? A package of deli meat, Chinese takeout, leftover dinner, a jar of...

Obama Budget Cuts Vital Safety Program

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama's proposed budget would eliminate the nation's only program that regularly tests fruits and vegetables fo...

Thanksgiving Changes, Thanks to Climate Change

Neil Wagner | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Climate change acts like an uninvited dinner guest, and now that guest is invading our Thanksgiving dinner.

Lynne Peeples

Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And Veggies | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

The second in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Ashley Armstrong's pa...

The Truth About Canned Tuna

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

You care about your fruits, vegetables and meats. But what about that can of tuna you're buying? Here are a list of facts that might make you think ...

The 9 Best Summer Squash And Zucchini Recipes

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

We love zucchini's mild flavor, melt-in-your mouth texture, and amazing versatility. But by summer's end, we all get a little weary of it, and the thought of throwing one more zucchini plank on the grill becomes something exciting no longer.

Should Every Restaurant Have A Farm?

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"Last year we had way more produce than we could use, so this year, we tried to scale back a little bit to hit the sweet spot a little more closely." ...

Top 11 Must-Have Items For a First Kitchen

Small Kitchen College | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

Whether you are living in an apartment or sharing a kitchen with a hundred of your peers on your dormitory floor, here are the top eleven must have items for a first kitchen.

Gooey Artichoke Dip With Fresh Corn

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

My friend Ali was one of my only housemates senior year who didn't violate the "do your own dishes" rule (you know, there are rules for sharing a kitc...

What Happens To Excess Produce On The Farm?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

In order to make way for bad yields, bad weather, and unexpected disasters, (or just to make sure they have enough to satisfy their customers), most farms will end up with more than they can sell.