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Eating Local

First Time Shopping At A Farmers' Market? 5 Things You Need To Know

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Forrest Pritchard

Comparisons of conventionally raised produce -- on average -- are priced the same at supermarkets and farmers markets alike. As for organic products? Turns out farmers' markets are actually cheaper (again, on average) than at the grocery store.

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, m...

Foraging Do's And Don'ts

Posted 06.02.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Tom Oder: A new generation of chefs is taking the farm-to-table trend in local sourcing and sustainability to a new le...

The Non-Controversy Surrounding Local Food

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Maisie Ganzler

The contentions that local food's opponents are putting forth are actually founded largely on credible data, and this is in part why the "controversy" surrounding local food persists. However, examining why locavorism does or does not make sense in 21st Century America via only one or two specific data points is leading people to the wrong conclusions.

Local Food Rankings Put Vermont At Top, Florida At Bottom

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A committed "locavore," Robin McDermott once struggled to stock her kitchen with food grown within 100 miles of her Vermont home. S...

Does Eating Local Actually Hurt The Environment?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Does the recent passing of Earth Day have you thinking that you want to do more for the environment? One popular solution is to eat local, but accordi...

PHOTOS: Indoor Area Farmers Markets In Chicago

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

The dead of Chicago winter is a time when, even with temperatures that have been unseasonably warm as of late, outdoor farmers markets are but a somew...

'Locally Grown' Food Now A $4.8 Billion Business

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

ST. LOUIS -- Carolyn Anderson likes to chat up the growers at her local farmers market in Missouri, at times hanging out behind the beds of pickup tru...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Is Eating Local A Waste Of Time? | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

It is a veritable maxim of the modern environmental movement: To help heal the planet, eat local. If only it were that simple. A growing numbe...

Giving Back: How You And The Food Community Can Help Struggling Families

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

Imagine the economic impact it could have in our neighborhoods if we dedicated just a portion of our monthly expenditures to buying local.

Centuries of Protection: Getting Your Garlic on

Neil Zevnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Neil Zevnik

2011-02-09-Screenshot20110209at11.03.50AM.png Given the current vampire craze in pop culture, I find it a little disappointing that the classic age-old protection against these seductive creatures of the night has not been getting more play.

Addressing All the Components of Local Food

Steph Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steph Larsen

I used to think there were four distinct pieces to a local food system -- production, processing, distribution, and retail. Now I realize there is a fifth -- community.

How Can You Reduce NYC's Climate "Foodprint"?

Jacquie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jacquie Berger

When most of us think about climate change, the first thing that comes to mind are switching our light bulbs or riding a bike to work, but it turns out that deciding what to eat for dinner can be of much greater consequence.

Niman Ranch Discusses: Meat Is Not THAT BAD For The Environment

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Nicolette [Niman] led a discussion focused on meat. Because there seems to be a growing perception that meat is inherently bad for the environment, sh...

I Was a Victim of the Peanut Butter Recall

Scott Dodd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Dodd

I can't say that I was in the dark when I bought my honey-roasted peanut butter last week, but like so many people, I had the impression that someone was looking out for me.

6 Reasons to Eat Local Food This 4th of July

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

The farmers markets around the country are bursting with all kinds of delicious fruits and vegetables -- here are six reasons to show your red, white and blue by buying local foods this holiday weekend.

Finding the Best, Local Food Near You Just Got Easier

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

While technology may not always have been the best companion to agriculture (think biotech), the Internet has emerged as an incredible tool for planning the future of food.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Science Food

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

Alinea and Grant Achatz's cooking was even sometimes dubbed soulless. Like me, though, many of these critics had never eaten the food or spoken with the chef. I think maybe, all they needed to do was eat at Alinea once to discover the truth.

Are "Vertical Farms" The Next Wave In Eating Local?

New York Times | BINA VENKATARAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What if "eating local" in Shanghai or New York meant getting your fresh produce from five blocks away? And what if skyscrapers grew off the grid, as v...

How To Eat Fresh and Local

Planet Green | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Greensburg, city manager Steve Hewitt decides to rebuild his devastated city green. He says one of the main inspirations for going green is that ...