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08/26/2011
Foodshed Market

Most (all?) markets will be closed this weekend except the *indoor* Foodshed Market. Theyre hosting a special special SATURDAY market from 9am in addition to their regular Sunday market.

Foodshed Market - Founded September 19, 2010. An indoor Sunday market for all seasons connecting you and your foodshed. Now accepting EBT cards! - Description: A year round, indoor farmer's market that accepts EBT. We have fresh, local, organic and fair trade products available. On the second flo...

Indonesians resort to pedal power
08/05/2011
Indonesians resort to pedal power

Indonesians resort to pedal power

Commuters in Jakarta take up cycling to avoid the hassle of negotiating the city's chaotic roads.

If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops
06/03/2011
If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops

If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops

The image below details what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill (via Slow Food USA Twitter). The image, created by Kitchen Gardeners International, shows the layout of the Spring 2011 White House garden.

How bicycles are fighting illiteracy and empowering women in India
06/02/2011
www.grist.org

How bicycles are fighting illiteracy and empowering women in India

Grist List

The old food pyramid has been replaced with "MyPlate". What do you think about it? Is diagramming health useful?
06/02/2011
USDA's MyPlate - Home page

The old food pyramid has been replaced with "MyPlate". What do you think about it? Is diagramming health useful?

ChooseMyPlate.gov is the home page for the USDA's MyPlate -- the federal government's nutrition education and guidance.

If you haven't tried these yet, you are missing out!!
05/13/2011
Market Fresh: Cooking With Sunchokes : Gothamist

If you haven't tried these yet, you are missing out!!

Welcome back to our semi-weekly column, Market Fresh, in which we take a look at one ingredient that's showing up in the city's Greenmarkets right now and tell you what to do with it. Last week, we played around with overwintered spinach, and today, we're taking a look at sunchokes, also known as Je

An interesting concept -- speed-dating-style meet-ups betweens farmers and chefs!
05/12/2011
Local Farmers and Chefs Cook Up Connections - KTRV Fox 12

An interesting concept -- speed-dating-style meet-ups betweens farmers and chefs!

Boise, Idaho -- Area chefs got a chance Tuesday to meet face to face with local food producers, all in one room. The event had a unique twist with the goal of having the chefs meet as many people as

New Study Compares Prices at Farmers’ Markets and Supermarkets. The Results Might Surprise You.
05/11/2011
New Study Compares Prices at Farmers’ Markets and Supermarkets. The Results Might Surprise You.

New Study Compares Prices at Farmers’ Markets and Supermarkets. The Results Might Surprise You.

We’re all familiar with the accepted gospel: Only well-heeled food snobs can afford the exorbitant prices charged for those attractively displayed baby greens and heirloom tomatoes at farmers’ markets, while those who can’t afford such greener-than-thou food-purchasing decisions must paw through lim

Eating local can help preserve farmland
05/06/2011
Eating local can help preserve farmland

Eating local can help preserve farmland

Eat local. These two words have become a catchy phrase. They are displayed on produce stands, on billboards, in menus, in sustainability articles and uttered from the mouths of locavores as gospel.

Beer comes to the Union Square farmers market. Even the Hops are grown in NY!
05/05/2011
Beer Straight Off the Farm

Beer comes to the Union Square farmers market. Even the Hops are grown in NY!

For the first time, locally produced beer will be sold at the Greenmarket.

"Food hubs are innovative business models emerging across the country specifically to provide infrastructure support to ...
04/27/2011
USDA Blog » Food Hubs: Creating Opportunities for Producers Across the Nation

"Food hubs are innovative business models emerging across the country specifically to provide infrastructure support to farmers." I suppose From Earth to Kitchen counts as a food hub!

As I talk to farmers across the country, regardless of what they produce or where, they all share one common challenge: how to best move product from the farm to the marketplace. This is especially crucial for small and midsize farmers who may not have enough capital to own their own trucks, their

“Instead of all the red tape, we should roll out the red carpet, because every time one of these farmers’ markets succee...
04/16/2011
Farm Markets Face Obstacles in City’s Poor Areas, Report Says

“Instead of all the red tape, we should roll out the red carpet, because every time one of these farmers’ markets succeeds, you end up serving a community that has no access to this produce...”

A report to be released by the Manhattan borough president says community groups hoping to open farmers’ markets in low-income city neighborhoods face excessive fees and confusing rules.

"It sounds to good to be true- except that this service is for real. Now that those of you who live in the Union Square ...
04/05/2011
Tasty Tuesdays: From Earth to Kitchen

"It sounds to good to be true- except that this service is for real. Now that those of you who live in the Union Square environs have fresh, local products at your beck and call, you have no excuse not break out all those recipies you've been waiting to try."

Enjoy lunch in the office with none of the usual greasy take out post-meal napkin piles. From Earth to Kitchen delivers farmer's market fresh meals to your work

Proposal to keep in tact farm subsidies but slash SNAP benefits going through the legislature. What do you think?*NOTE: ...
04/04/2011
Federal farm subsidies should be slashed

Proposal to keep in tact farm subsidies but slash SNAP benefits going through the legislature. What do you think?

*NOTE: Article a bit mis-informed about how 'rich' farmers are (most non-argibusiness farmers struggle to put food on the table)

Why are taxpayers being asked to prop up wealthy producers enjoying boom times?

03/25/2011
Cutbacks in Food Stamps

"Vicious politics is already in the mix, including a surly provision to deny food stamps to any family that includes a worker on strike."

Sad wonder that cuts in food stamps are the latest proposal heading for the House Republicans’ budgetary chopping block.

03/22/2011
The High Line

The High Line

The official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line

'The Close the Gap Campaign aims to close the ten to 17-year life-expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous A...
03/10/2011
People power can help close Indigenous health gap

'The Close the Gap Campaign aims to close the ten to 17-year life-expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians’ within a generation.'

The unnecessary early death of many Aboriginal elders contributes to a lack of governance in communities, and impacts on the transmission of culture and languages. So why and how are we allowing health inequality to continue?

Not a new idea that agro-ecological (not Organic) agriculture can provide a more resilient and equitable food system tha...
03/09/2011
Sustainable Farming Can Feed the World?

Not a new idea that agro-ecological (not Organic) agriculture can provide a more resilient and equitable food system that can absolutely feed the planet, but more scientists are climbing on board!

A new report proposes agro-ecology as a way to feed the world.

"Under the administration proposal, people who make more than $500,000 a year in adjusted gross income would not be elig...
03/09/2011
U.S. budget may cut farm subsidies -Senate leader

"Under the administration proposal, people who make more than $500,000 a year in adjusted gross income would not be eligible for crop subsidies, down from the current $750,000 AGI. And the maximum available in the so-called direct payment would be $60,000 a year for a married couple, down $20,000."

* Leader Reid cites farm, oil subsidies as targets * House Speaker Boehner open to farm, ethanol cuts * Obama would trim payments to wealthiest farmers WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - Farm subsidies

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