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May 13, 2014

 

Teresa Wiemerslage

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

April 4, 2014

 

bloomington community farmers market

Bloomington Farmers’ Market Opens For 40th Year

Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

August 29, 2013

Black Gold 

farm

Report: Government Could Have Avoided $1 Billion Crop Payout

The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests farmers could avoid major losses if they used practices that promote soil health.

March 13, 2013

Fresh Times Two 

muddy fork table at bloomington winter farmers market

SNAP Dollars Worth Double At Bloomington Winter Market

With the help of an anonymous donation, the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market hopes to ensure that no one is priced out of buying fresh, local foods.

June 22, 2012

Let's Get Baked 

baking bread at muddy fork farm and bakery

Muddy Fork Farm & Bakery: Local From Flour To Fire

Muddy Fork Farm & Bakery discovered that buying ingredients from local sources wasn’t just good for the local economy, it was good for their products.

February 11, 2012

Rock Star Chef 

Chef Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert Interview: Respect Your Food

Eric Ripert talks about how to be a successful restauranteur, what goes into creating new dishes, and his suggestions for preparing parsnips and eggplant.

October 12, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin On His Polyface Farm

Joel Salatin, Part 3: Polyface Vs. Walmart

In part three of Earth Eats interview with Joel Salatin, he talks about whether small producers could ever successfully partner with corporations like Walmart.

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.

August 25, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional 

apple

The Dirty Dozen: What To Buy Organic

You want to avoid pesticides but you're on a budget. The "Dirty Dozen" to the rescue!

August 2, 2011

Good School Food 

Kid Eating A Cherry Tomato

Farm To School Meal Program Off To A Good Start

Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.

July 23, 2011

Summery Greens 

Summer Salad with blueberries, greens, and rice

Farmers Market Salad With Fresh Lemon Basil Dressing

What I decided to make from the treasures I purchased from the market was a salad that makes a wonderful side or light lunch.

October 1, 2010

Apple Recipe 

apples

Down Home Apple Dumplings

Apple season is here! Try out this delicious apple dumpling recipe.

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 20, 2010

Local Farms 

organic vegetables and a life organic farm sign at the bloomington farmers market

Community Supported Agriculture At LIFE Certified Organic Farm

LIFE Certified Organic Farms is a family owned farm in Southern Indiana. We asked them about their CSA programs and the variety of heirloom tomatoes they grow.

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