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March 20, 2019

 

Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? The Market Is Saturated

Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food and maybe closure.

February 1, 2019

 

Food Critic Laura Reiley Investigates The Farm In Farm-To-Table Dining

In a town the size of Bloomington, it would be difficult to fake local food sourcing at a farm-to-table restaurant. Word gets around. In Tampa Bay Florida, it took an investigation from a food critic to keep some chefs honest.

July 10, 2018

 

Rhode Island Bets Cheap Land Will Help Local Agriculture Thrive

The state is about to offer bargain basement prices on something that's become increasingly unaffordable: real estate. But the land must be used for farming only.

June 7, 2018

 

In Puerto Rico, Food Sovereignty Intertwined With Statehood Debate

Before Hurricane Maria hit in September, the island imported most of its food. The storm sparked a movement to rely on local crops, and highlighted a complicated relationship with the U.S. government.

November 24, 2017

 

The History of Baby Food, Ranch to Restaurant, TG Leftovers

From the Earth Eats archive, Amy Bentley follows trends in baby food, from invention to today. Indiana rancher develops relationship with local restaurants.

September 21, 2017

 

This Once-Obscure Fruit Is On Its Way To Paw-Pawpularity

The locavore food movement has embraced the "Indiana Banana."

July 27, 2017

 

‘Neural Food Network’ Helps You Eat Global And Local

Researchers at the University of Illinois trained a neural network to substitute a recipe's ingredients based on what’s available in your part of the world.

March 6, 2017

 

In Search Of Profit, Some Conventional Farmers May Go Local

Despite Kansas’s place as a prime farm state, just a tiny fraction of the produce consumed there is produced locally. That represents opportunity for farmers.

February 6, 2017

 

How Fancy Cheese May Save Some Small-Scale Dairies

Increasing demand for upscale, local foods has created a market for on-farm cheesemakers. Profit is not guaranteed and the up-front investment is significant.

January 1, 2017

 

Ag Department Commissions Local Direct Farm Sales Survey

The largest chunk of sales in 2015 were made to local schools, hospitals and wholesalers.

August 24, 2016

 

What Can The Sharing Economy Do For Local Food?

Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.

August 22, 2016

 

Vilsack Hopes Next Administration Continues Diverse Scope

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.

November 3, 2015

 

Farmers Raising Meat Look To Keep Up With Your Changing Diet

The most recent dietary guidelines recommend most Americans eat about .21 pounds of meat per day. Most Americans average about .36 pounds of meat per day.

August 28, 2015

 

Are Farmers Markets Becoming A Tough Sell For Growers?

As farmers diversify how and where they sell their produce, more and more customers access local food without face-to-face interactions with growers.

August 24, 2015

 

Louisville Food Hub Cancels Biofuel Plans

After facing community opposition, plans for a massive new food hub in Louisville will no longer include a composting facility to turn food waste into energy.

July 28, 2015

 

‘Farm To Food Bank’ Promises Fresh, Local Produce

Indiana's food banks are starting a new Farm to Food Banks program that aims to get more fresh produce to low-income Hoosiers.

July 6, 2015

 

New ‘Indiana Grown’ Program Launches Tuesday

Project manager David King says the program can help farmers, producers and consumers. He says the state needs Indiana people buying Indiana products.

May 28, 2015

 

Green BEAN Grocery Delivery Service Expands To Bloomington

Green BEAN Delivery dropped off one ton of fresh produce to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

May 28, 2015

 

Even In The Heartland, ‘Going Local’ Is Tough For Chefs

Finding enough farmers is a challenge for chefs who want to go local, but the infrastructure is growing and more restaurants are overcoming those barriers.

April 10, 2015

 

Taste Of Place, Voices Of The Market, Local Food In Wyoming

Amy Trubek studies taste and its connection to place. Bringing research to rural cancer patients. Local producers set-up shop at spring farmers' markets.

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