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Make Your Own Hot Sauce With Local Chiles

Bitten | Kerri Conan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you hurry, you should still find a few bushels of local chiles here and there. Grab what you can -- at least a couple quarts -- and don't worry abo...

Local Vegetables Steal The Show In Thanksgiving Side Dishes

New York Times | Kim Severson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A neighbor stopped by the other day to talk about her Thanksgiving plans. Last year, she didn't really give the meal much thought. She bought a turkey...

Amber Waves of Antibodies

Gourmet | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Another week, another hole ripped in our food safety net. This one is courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which last month...

Root Cellars Return: 3 Possible Permutations

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dropping temperatures and incumbent frost pose quite the challenge to would-be locavores. Even the most dedicated farmers' market enthusiasts find the...

An Organic Farm On The White House Grounds

Plenty | Ragan Sutterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As Michael Pollan wrote in an Open Letter to the next president, "You, like so many other leaders through history, will find yourself confronting the ...

Apple-Picking, Urban Foraging And Other Ways To Reconnect In Fall

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Foraging for food is an opportunity to reconnect to our hunter-gatherer roots and reconnect with the land. And fall is just the time to pause and reco...

Endangered Species Sashimi: The Plight Of Bluefin Tuna

Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bluefin tuna, one of the world's most highly prized marine species, have met their plight. These tuna, which the Monterey Bay Aquarium's reputed Seafo...

For The Sushi Lover With A Conscience

The New York Times | Florence Fabricant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three environmental groups have issued pocket guides to sushi, listing seafood according to sustainability. But with each of them, a little study befo...