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Posts tagged local food

February 10, 2014

Food Gets Tech 

farmplicity-website

Virtual Marketplace Connects Small Farms, Local Restaurants

On Farmplicity.com, farmers can list the products they're selling and restaurants can purchase local ingredients directly from the growers.

December 23, 2013

Vital Signs 

Workers cutting squash

Outlook Good For Food Hubs In 2014

Researchers see promise in businesses that connect local food makers to larger wholesale markets like restaurants and schools.

December 9, 2013

Taste Of Nicaragua 

vicki baseman making johnny cakes and book cover

Pearls From The Lagoon: Meet The People, Eat Their Food

Vicki Basman's cookbook is a compilation of traditional recipes from the Pearl Lagoon basin in Nicaragua. Try making Johnny cakes in your own kitchen!

September 20, 2013

Campus Cuisine 

customer at rainbow bakery

Students Rub Elbows With Local Foodies At Big Red Eats Green

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.

September 14, 2013

Get Local 

okra plant

Turtle Soup, Big Red Eats Green, Okra From The Garden

Turtle soup in southern Indiana. Okra fresh and raw. Growing food with less water. And, a local food party on campus. Take a listen!

June 10, 2013

Food Aid 

starter-plants at farmers market

At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

About 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP. Most of the money is spent at grocery stores, but an increasing amount is finding its way to local markets.

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.

January 26, 2013

Spoon And Bowl 

sunrise on the farm

Breakfast Of Champions: Chia Seeds, Oats, Vigilant Eats

Three breakfast dishes to start your morning off right. Megan Hutchison of the Local Growers Guild talks about the issues affecting small farmers.

January 25, 2013

Global/Local 

local-food-sold-at-walmart

Can Small Farms Benefit From Walmart’s Push Into Local Foods

There’s no doubt Wal-Mart’s move into local foods has shaken up the food supply chain, but small family farms aren’t necessarily seeing the benefits.

July 19, 2012

Cognitive Dissonance?  

Stacks of different-colored Coke boxes arranged to create an image of the Olympic rings.

Olympic Eating: How Fast Is Your Food?

9 million hungry visitors will be descending on London in the coming weeks. Do fast food and fast runners belong in the same place?

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 11, 2012

Better Burrito? 

Exterior of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at night.

Chipotle: The Ethical Future Of Fast Food?

Chipotle claims to sell "food with integrity." But are there limits to how ethical a chain restaurant can be?

May 21, 2012

Where It's At 

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Local Grower’s Guild Plans Bloomington Online Food Hub

Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.

May 14, 2012

Money Money Money 

grocery shopping

Food Prices Break New Record In Indiana

The Indiana Farm Bureau shows prices have increased 3 percent from last quarter and broken a record set in 2008.

May 9, 2012

Foodie Celebrity 

chef clara moore

5 Questions For Chef Clara Moore

Earth Eats blogger Chef Clara Moore is a contestant on the Bravo's new cooking show "Around The World In 80 Plates."

April 6, 2012

Snail-Paced Legislation 

farmers market vendor sorts tomatoes

How Many Cuts ‘Til You Get To The Center Of A Farm Bill?

Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.

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.

October 28, 2011

Fall Fruits 

Persimmons And Paw Paws

Persimmons And Paw Paws: Cooking With Indiana Fruits

We’re focusing on Indiana fruits. Paw paws transform some sliced apples into a unique starter dish. Then, a recipe for traditional persimmon bread pudding.

October 10, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin and his new book Folks This Ain't Normal

Joel Salatin, Part 1: “Folks, This Ain’t Normal”

In part one of the Earth Eats interview, farmer, food activist and author Joel Salatin talks about his new book "Folks, This Ain't Normal."

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.

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