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.
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.
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.
A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?
Three towns in Maine have passed ordinances that say local food sales can be independent of federal regulation.
Local American food played an important role in last night's state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
The James Beard Leadership Awards could potentially have some high profile nominees, from Michelle Obama to the USDA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earth Eats rounds up a big list of some of our favorite tweeters that we've grown to love in our time on Twitter.
If you use Twitter, you've probably heard the term "hashtag". Earth Eats has compiled a list of top 10 Twitter #hashtags for foodies.
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.
The Permaculture Institute of El Salvador is re-building sustainable agriculture in a country devastated by years of violence and environmental degradation.
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.
Steve Bonney of SustainableEarth.net talks about going local and avoiding misinformation about the cost of food in America.