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Wesley Epplin

Blog Entries by Wesley Epplin

Slow Food Chicago's Farm-to-Table Kickoff at Carnivale

Posted May 21, 2010 | 13:11:59 (EST)

Newly minted community gardens. Farmers' markets reopening throughout the city. Small backyard gardens. That distinct smell you can only get from touching the stem of a tomato plant.

It's the time of year when finding fresher and more local food becomes even easier. On the first day Chicago's

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Planting an Urban Orchard

Posted January 25, 2010 | 13:58:34 (EST)

Imagine that first slice of your next apple pie. Fresh baked, made from just-picked apples. A la mode. I know, it isn't autumn, but I said your next one, whenever that may be (and if you're like me, you won't wait for next fall).

Instead of your pie being...

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Feeding Kids (Real) Food

Posted August 24, 2009 | 18:32:34 (EST)

Following the Congressional recess, not only will the health care debate be on the docket, so will the Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Across the country, people are pushing for higher quality food for their kids during the school day. Such groups as Farm to School, School...

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Chicago's Green Food Resolution Advances

Posted July 27, 2009 | 14:27:54 (EST)

Last Tuesday, Chicago's "green food resolution," came even closer to beating out the likes of New York on the east coast and San Francisco on the west to officially resolve to help both the health of the planet and that of their citizens by encouraging more sustainable, healthier food options....

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