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March 13, 2012

Caffeine Concepts 

A pattern that looks like a spruce tree drawn on with espresso in the foam of a latte.

Third Wave Coffee: Local, Sustainable, Drinkable Art

There's a movement afoot in the U.S. to convince you that your coffee deserves the same respect given to fine wines, cheeses, beers and chocolate.

March 9, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

Farm Field

USDA Launches Interactive Farm And Food Initiative

Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.

February 24, 2012

To Drink Or Not To Drink 

raw milk bottles

Raw Milk Ban Doesn’t Stop Indiana Residents From Drinking It

Selling raw milk is illegal in Indiana, but residents find ways around it despite the ban.

February 3, 2012

Fresh And Local 

garden produce

Changing The CSA Model To Fit Consumer Needs

Community supported agriculture means fresh, local food and being connected to the farmers and the land. But not everyone is sold on the traditional model.

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 


USDA To Close 249 Offices, Affect Local Farms

Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.

December 16, 2011

Fresh Not Frozen 

winter market

Fresh And Local All Year Long With Winter Farmers Markets

Winter farmers' markets have increased nationwide in the past two years, bringing more local and fresh produce no matter the season.

November 15, 2011

Business Booming 

local farmers

No Small Change For Local Producers

Farmers sold nearly $5 billion dollars worth of local produce in 2008, and that number is expected to rise.

November 4, 2011

Tasty Legislation 

farm and fall

Speed Doesn’t Equal Transparency With New Farm Bill

The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.

October 27, 2011

Full Speed Ahead 


A Farm Bill So Fast You’ll Flip Your Subsidy

The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.

October 24, 2011

Festival For Food 


Mindful Moments Started 36 Years Ago For National Food Day

Did you know the first National Food Day was in 1975? After only two years, the movement fizzled out -- until now.

October 18, 2011


Occupy Bloomington food stand

A Foodie Democracy: Occupy Wall Street And The Co-op Model

Traditional business models disconnect consumers from profits. Co-ops give communities an opportunity to participate in their own businesses.

October 13, 2011

Local Brews 

sun king team

‘Kings’ Of The Indianapolis Brew Scene

"We're both Hoosier boys, born and bred," co-founder Clay Robinson says about himself and co-founder Dave Colt.

September 28, 2011

Fresh Look? 

packaged foods

Pondering Positives Of Processed Foods

"Processed foods have become the default for everything negative," co-presenter Lindsey Loving said at the ADA conference. Some think there is reason for that.

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 


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 20, 2011


different colored peppers on display

A Tale Of Two Cities: Artisanal Food

Artisanal foods combine the locavore movement -- eating only locally-sourced food -- with a personal touch. Can the movement translate across communities?

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 31, 2011

Fruity Treat 

Berry Cobbler With Whipped Cream

Pick Your Own Berries, Make Your Own Cobbler

My family had an adventure picking our own berries at a local farm, but the best part was enjoying the cobbler I made from them.

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.

April 23, 2011

Local Seeds 

Purple Calabash Tomato

Nature’s Crossroads Wants To Be Your Local Seed Source

This Indiana company offers locally produced seeds to folks who want to make every aspect of their garden organic, earth-friendly, and local.

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