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5 Top States To Start Your Farm In

Looking for land? These states have the prices, resources and market outlets to make a beginning farmer’s venture successful.

A Moveable Feast – Urban Farm Online

Photo courtesy of Revival Foods cruises around Georgia, offering fresh produce in areas that don’t have access to it. You don’t have to wake up early on Saturday mornings to buy locally grown foods. Creative farmers have found a way to bring their produce to you. A spinoff of food trucks, mobile farmers markets […]

The Future of Food Production

Photo courtesy of Horizons Saima Moshin visits PlantLab in The Netherlands. Adam Shaw and Saima Moshin, broadcast journalists with the Horizons program on BBC World News, produced a documentary that examines innovative solutions for feeding an ever-expanding urban population. Shaw, an award-winning journalist and recipient of the British Broadcaster of the Year award, traveled to […]

Urban Orchard

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock The Beacon Food Forest mixes forested areas with fruit trees and shrubs, as well as gardening patches. Residents of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle came up with a plan to transform an unused tract of land into an urban food forest. Despite robust community support, creating the Beacon Food Forest, […]

Produce for Preschools

Courtesy of Western Growers Foundation   Preschoolers gaze upon a freshly picked strawberry, right from their garden. When teachers recite the nursery rhyme, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” preschool children in California and Arizona will have the answer. In January, 100 preschools and daycare centers in California were awarded $1,000 from […]

Fresh Food: There’s an App for That

Photo courtesy Information on fresh, local food is now readily accessible through your smart phone. Wondering where to find the nearest farmers market? Curious about the “Animal Welfare Approved” label on an egg carton? Want to know which fruits and veggies are in season? Look no further than your phone. A host of fresh-food […]

Gleaning for Good

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock Nonprofit groups are feeding the hungry by gleaning. For gleaning groups, the sight of unwanted fruit rotting on the ground beneath tree branches represents an opportunity to make a difference. Gleaning, the practice of harvesting unwanted or leftover produce, is not new, but it is becoming more popular as a means […]