The USDA's 2010 National Farmers Market Directory lists 6,132 farmers markets nationwide, 16 percent more than in 2009 when the agency reported 5,274.
I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.
The first part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about growing up in the midwest and the treatment of pigs in industrial farming operations.
Today on Earth Eats, we’re showing you how to pickle vegetables from your garden so you can enjoy green beans and peppers all the way into the cold months.
One easy way to ensure you’ll have tasty vegetables all through the year is by pickling them. Earth Eats contributor Amy Jeanroy helps you get started.
Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling
Not all of the earth’s deserts are sandy, arid landscapes - there are also food deserts in cities where residents have difficulty accessing fresh, healthy food.
Earth Eats contributor Nicole Henderson writes about steps her family is taking to bring more organic food into their kitchen and onto their plates.
Earth Eats has compiled a list of our favorite Facebook pages that are great tools for learning more about food and sustainability online.
Earth Eats contributor Alex Lopez went on an adventure this week in search of turnips to make a spiced, braised, tagine style, root vegetable dish.
Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan sat down with author, activist and professor Michael Pollan to talk about his new book "Food Rules"
Earth Eats' complete interview with Gary Paul Nabhan, an ethnobotanist, professor and author, who has been called the "Father of the Local Food Movement"
Critics of Wyoming's "Food Freedom Act" are leery of the bill's exemption from food safety inspection for homemade foods.
As busy parents, it is not always easy to create healthy meals that our kids will eat, but removing the sugar is an important step in raising healthy kids.
With millions of Americans out of a job, more than 36 million people are currently on food stamps.
Teaching children the importance of eating healthy can provide them with great habits as they mature.
The Eat Local America! Challenge is a nationwide effort encouraging us all to get in touch with our inner "locavore."
With the Internet buzzing about Food, Inc., Cory Barker wonders what (if anything) will come of its release.
Guest Patricia Eddy of CookLocal.com reviews filmmaker Robert Kenner's recent look at the underbelly of the American food industry: Food, Inc.
Maggie Sullivan, director of the Local Growers Guild, talks about her involvement with the guild and the Bloomington Farmer's Market.