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Local Food Economy

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Buying Bulk Foods: Fill Your Pantry (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Fill Your Pantry, an annual post-harvest event sponsored by Ten Rivers Food Web and Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, seeks to establish a regional ...

Buyer's Club: Locally Sourced Food (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

The Know Thy Food buyer's club began with a small parenting group in 2008, and has grown into a 900-member food buyer's club, with hundreds of fresh, sustainable and organic foods available from local farmers and specialty food distributors.

Making the Right Connections With Local Food

Sheila Simon | Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

Whether it's preparing local food for sale or distributing it to buyers, Illinois has a serious deficit when it comes to local food infrastructure.

The Business of Local Foods

Kathleen Merrigan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Kathleen Merrigan

Farms selling locally may grow a wider variety of crops, they may pack or process on the farm or use workers to transport and market their products. Regardless, local food has big potential for job creation and economic opportunity.

David Korten: Capitalism, Democracy, and Food (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

David Korten argues that both "peak oil" and climate change makes it imperative that we transition to a more localized food economy to insure continued access to adequate food supplies.

Smarter Food: One Chicken's Plea

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the locavore debate rages on, we think this chicken has some pretty legitimate concerns about the time and energy spent transporting food across...