Farmers collect money for CSA memberships now to fund expenses before the planting begins. For some, it's an important part of their bottom line.
Should we police how the phrase "farmers' market" is used? Recipes for pickled peppers, grilled chicken. Farmers address fertilizer runoff, water pollution.
As farmers diversify how and where they sell their produce, more and more customers access local food without face-to-face interactions with growers.
Marcia Veldman talks about how customers' perceptions of local food have changed over the years. Seaweed in a salad. And, changing the definition of "farmer."
For Judy Wicks, running a restaurant was more about doing right by her community than about profits. Salmon croquettes on the menu. Local food goes high tech.
Bloomington, Indiana residents gathered at the Community Farmers' Market to taste soups made with local ingredients by local vendors.
From the rolling hills of southern Indiana, I head to the Pacific Northwest’s Willamette Valley for a taste of new terrain. And it tastes like tomatoes!
Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.
Farmer Teresa Birtles reads Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to keep an eye on which "it" ingredients to grow for her local chef customers.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
We look at an innovative food system in urban Chicago. Will Allen inspires students. And, carrots from field to plate.
Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.
Local restaurants and growers set up tents on the IU campus to show students all the diversity and deliciousness the local food scene has to offer.
Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.
Marcia Veldman talks about her obsession with gardening and how she strives for food justice through her work at the farmers market. And, quinoa is on the menu!
What does it take to run a successful farmers market? Coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market Marcia Veldman gives tips in this week's podcast.
Teresa Birtles froze a portion of her fall harvest of heirloom tomatoes and blackberries to sell at market in the early spring.
Giving the kale a good, thorough back rub for this recipe. It tenderizes it and make it easier to chew.
Harvest Moon Flower Farm grows blooms 12 months of the year in southern Indiana thanks to a solar greenhouse and two hoop houses.
Many farmers markets are located near higher income communities and don't have subsidized programs.