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December 16, 2011

Fresh Not Frozen 

winter market

Fresh And Local All Year Long With Winter Farmers Markets

Winter farmers' markets have increased nationwide in the past two years, bringing more local and fresh produce no matter the season.

December 12, 2011

Raw Laws 

raw milk

Maine Sends Raw Milk Resolution To City Council

Portland, Maine introduced a raw milk bill that would legalize the sale in city farmer's markets -- with an informational placard as well.

September 10, 2011

Cafeteria Alternative 

green meadow with trees and blue, cloudy sky

Big Red Eats Green Gives Students A Taste Of Local Food

Tastes prepared by local chefs will be available for $1, $2 and $3, and students can buy vegetables and meet area food producers at the mini-farmers market.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

August 31, 2011

Local Economy 

local produce

Farmers Markets: Good For You, Good For Economy

Farmers markets are good for you. A new report says they are good for the economy, too.

July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

grocery store

New Initiative Increases Funding For Grocery Stores

The Partnership for a Healthier America is working with several leading banks and national grocery retailers to increase stores in food deserts.

July 9, 2011

Kitchen Genius 

Julia Child

How To Be A Rockstar In The Kitchen A La Julia Child

Are you ready to release your inner Julia and become a rockstar in your kitchen?

August 20, 2010

Tomato Recipes 

Bobbi Boos

Summer Tomato Recipes: Cherry Tomato Compote & Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatoes are on the menu! First, a burst cherry tomato compote that positively explodes with flavor. Then, a roasted salsa using garden-fresh tomatillos.

August 9, 2010

Food Deserts 

signs for the federal SNAP program at a farmers market

Farmers Markets And Food Deserts: Access And Economics

The truth about farmer’s market success, as many things in life, it’s perhaps much more complicated than a single factor like walking access.

August 4, 2010

Farmers Markets 

Vegetables at a farmers' market

USDA: Farmers Markets Up 16 Percent In 2009, Indiana Up 47 Percent

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.

August 4, 2010

Pesticides 

fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

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.

August 2, 2010

Factory Farming 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Pigs Living Naturally, Meat In The City

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.

July 30, 2010

Preserved Foods 

a jar of pickled green beans

In A Pickle: Simple Guide For Preserving The Summer Harvest

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.

July 30, 2010

Preserved Foods 

pickling spices in a jar with cucumbers ready to pickle

Canning Expert Amy Jeanroy: Give Pickling A Try

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.

July 13, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 2): Food Policy, Local Food & Food Labeling

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

June 29, 2010

Food Deserts 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Farmers’ Markets Help Bring Life To Pittsburgh’s Food Deserts

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.

June 8, 2010

Eating Organic 

a bunch of organic carrots

The Big O: Creating An Organic Strategy For Your Family

Earth Eats contributor Nicole Henderson writes about steps her family is taking to bring more organic food into their kitchen and onto their plates.

March 15, 2010

Facebook For Foodies 

a screenshot of the main page of Facebook.

Facebook For Foodies: Ten Facebook Pages About Sustainable Food

Earth Eats has compiled a list of our favorite Facebook pages that are great tools for learning more about food and sustainability online.

March 1, 2010

Root Vegetables 

turnips, carrots and other winter root vegetables

A Trip On The Turnip Truck: Tasty Turnip Truck Tagine

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.

March 1, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

Michael Pollan on stage at the IU Auditorium

Michael Pollan Food Rules: Practical Advice For Local Eating

Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan sat down with author, activist and professor Michael Pollan to talk about his new book "Food Rules"

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