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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.

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.

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