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Posts tagged local food

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 12, 2011

Summer Bounty 

Pickling Jars with carrots, green beans, and wax beans

Summer Produce: Pickled Peppers And Fresh Fruit Boat

We get advice from a pickling expert and try our hand preserving some hot peppers. And, fresh fruit with tequila lime syrup makes a delicious brunch treat.

July 8, 2011

Summer Sweets 

Watermelon Rye Sorbet

Ice Cream And Sorbet: More Than Just Dessert

This week we speak with Jeni Britton Bauer, the woman behind the outrageous flavors of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and Sarah Kaiser makes watermelon sorbet.

May 6, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

chopped and diced fruit cupped in hands with white gloves

More Local Foods May Be Coming To School Cafeterias

A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?

May 2, 2011

Food Deregulation 

Fresh Eggs

We The People Exercise Our Right To Eat Local Food

Three towns in Maine have passed ordinances that say local food sales can be independent of federal regulation.

January 21, 2011

White House Meals 

State Dinner

The State Dinner Was Quintessentially American

Local American food played an important role in last night's state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

December 22, 2010

Recognizing Foodies 

chefs gathered in kitchen

New James Beard Leadership Award Announced

The James Beard Leadership Awards could potentially have some high profile nominees, from Michelle Obama to the USDA.

December 7, 2010

Blogger Introduction 

clara moore and the st. louis arch

Born To Cook Locally: Clara Moore Does The Impossible In St. Louis

My passions lie in all things food, from nutrition to farming. I see cooking as a way to communicate, cure, share, grow, or just simply spend a great afternoon.

November 19, 2010

Political Progress 

farmers market food and sales

Amendment Makes Small Farms Exempt From Some Food Bill Regulations

An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.

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.

July 9, 2010

Interviews 

marion nestle and book cover of feed your pet right

Marion Nestle (Part 1): Raw Milk, School Food & What To Feed Your Pets

Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle about everything from the raw milk debate to pet food to food labeling. This is the first part of the interview.

June 30, 2010

Alternative Sweeteners 

White and raw sugar cubes

Local Sweetness: Breaking Your Cane Sugar Addiction

If you want to keep your "home, sweet home" sweet and close to home, here are some simple ideas to get away from using cane sugar.

May 27, 2010

School Food 

Several Diet Coke two liter bottles.

D.C. Council Approves Healthy Schools Act, Rejects Soda Tax

The Washington, D.C. city council announced yesterday that the recently approved Healthy Schools Act will be funded by a new 6 percent tax on soft drinks.

March 26, 2010

Social Media For Foodies 

laptop computer and peanut butter cookies

44 Top Twitter Accounts All Eco-Foodies Should Follow

Earth Eats rounds up a big list of some of our favorite tweeters that we've grown to love in our time on Twitter.

March 4, 2010

Twitter For Eco-Foodies 

Cooking ingredients and a laptop computer

Top Ten Twitter #Hashtags For Eco-Foodies

If you use Twitter, you've probably heard the term "hashtag". Earth Eats has compiled a list of top 10 Twitter #hashtags for foodies.

February 26, 2010

Apples Apples Apples 

apple pie without top crust

Celebrating Good Keepers: Apple Pies And Apple Butter

Two apple recipes on the podcast today: apple pie and apple butter, and our special guest Gary Nabhan talks about heirloom apples and eating local.

February 25, 2010

Permaculture 

Black bee on gandul

Building A Sustainable Future: Permaculture In El Salvador

The Permaculture Institute of El Salvador is re-building sustainable agriculture in a country devastated by years of violence and environmental degradation.

February 12, 2010

School Lunches 

Bowl of jambalaya

New Orleans Kids Help Reinvent School Lunches

While big names talk about our responsibility to better the diets of America's children, some of America's children are taking the responsibility on themselves.

July 29, 2009

The Real Cost of Food 

steve bonney and daniel orr

Steve Bonney: Doing It Local For Nearly Two Decades

Steve Bonney of SustainableEarth.net talks about going local and avoiding misinformation about the cost of food in America.

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