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June 30, 2012

Cooperation Is Key 

vendor and customer at farmers market

Beyond Farmers Market: Food Hubs Expand Access To Local Food

With interest in local food continuing to grow, producers are trying to find more ways to serve customers. That's where local food hubs come in.

June 20, 2012

Meat Eaters 

pig-nose

Second Servings: Meat Of The Matter

Traditional Arts Indiana offers a look at the farm-to-table journey of Indiana goods and the farmers who are fighting to keep Hoosier cuisine locally raised.

May 24, 2012

Health Food Nation? 

A large spread of fresh produce for sale at a farmer's market, including greens, tomatoes, peppers, and more.

New Study: Americans Really Love Fresh Food, Farmers Markets

Americans overwhelmingly support the idea that government and communities should work to make fresh, local produce more widely available.

May 9, 2012

Fresh Produce 

market

Farmers Markets Get Grants For Food Stamps

Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.

April 27, 2012

Vegan And Proud Of It 

Gene Baur With Bubbles the Turkey

Gene Baur Interview, Part 1: Compassion For Farm Animals

In part one of our interview with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, he talks about how animals are treated on factory farms and why vegan living is his religion.

March 7, 2012

Local Sweetness 

three types of marshmallows

240sweet Gets Creative With Artisan Marshmallows

240sweet of Columbus, Indiana is breaking new ground in the world of confections. They use local and organic ingredients in their artisan marshmallows.

January 21, 2012

Winter Diversity 

Collard Greens For Sale At Farmers Market

Honeybees, Broccoli And Collard Greens

Rob Green talks about the curious case of Colony Collapse Disorder. Then, two dishes with ingredients purchased from the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

garden grow

Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

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 

burst cherry tomatoes

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.

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