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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
Commuters in Jakarta take up cycling to avoid the hassle of negotiating the city's chaotic roads.
a couple documents the difficulties in trying to eat healthily on a foodstamp budget (~$2/meal)
When food stamp numbers hit an all-time high last year, America was rocked by the sudden uptick. In just two years, the number of food stamp recipients had leapt from 30 million to 40 million. This year, the tally reached 44 million.
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
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!!
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!
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.
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
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!
For the first time, locally produced beer will be sold at the Greenmarket.
Let the ramps mania begin!
This is what Rapunzel's mom sold her out for? They've been showing up in dribs and drabs for the last...
"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
A Floating farmer's market in Puget Sound!
Traditional maritime transport of sustainable local foods and artisan crafts on historic vessels.
“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.
What if you could pick up your delicious fresh local produce at your neighborhood library? http://blog.rwjf.org/publichealth/2011/04/08/libraries-a-new-source-for-healthy-food/
"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: 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?
One Turkish man's mission to support Turkey's local farmers and increase local food consumption.
On March 24, Sabanci Foundation's Turkey's Changemakers hosted Tahir Dadak, who aims to introduce innovative approaches to agriculture to support local farmers in eastern Turkey.
Bronx is the least healthy county in NY - obesity, early death, teen pregnancy plague borough: study
The onx is dead last in the state when it comes to health - with more people dying early, more people in bad shape, and not enough checkups.
New York City's Extinct Blooms - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Only a fraction of the native plant species documented in New York City’s history remain. Here’s a selection of plants that have vanished.
Bipartisan study into how to effectively combat obesity through integrated programs. Let's hope something constructive comes of this!
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Rising food costs could effect the upcoming elections.
The Obama administration isn't worried about prices affecting the economy, but one analyst draws parallels with Carter.
From Earth to Kitchen featured in Real Time Farms' article about courageous delivery bikers braving the weather & more
Movers & Shakers: The Many & Brave of Bicycle Food Delivery
"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.
Yet another reason to buy local lettuce!
It may be a land of milk and honey, but California's Central valley – the most productive farmland in the US – is being sucked dry
The High Line
The official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line
Research for sustainable farming completely cut from the 2011 House budget.
ATTRA Loses Its Funding at Least Temporarily
Cheap food may be a thing of the past in U.S.
American consumers have long enjoyed a luxury that few others could boast: an abundance of affordable food.
Will 7 Billion People Make Us Smarten Up About Water? A Look at Technology, Supplies, and Politics :
Photo by ernop via Flickr Creative Commons This year, we're going to hit a human population of 7 billion. Yet already 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation, and 1.8 million
'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 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 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
Now at a Greenmarket near you...
Organic spoils can be turned into soil at more green markets beginning Saturday.
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