Hello, Green Tuesday

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock This holiday season, not-for-profit organization Green America seeks to initiate a new annual shopping tradition: to make the Tuesday after every Thanksgiving “Green Tuesday.” To jump-start this eco-conscious holiday, Green America’s GreenDeals.org will be offering special deals on the week of Green Tuesday, which falls on Nov. 29 this year. GreenDeals.org […]

Hain Celestial Feeds Homeless

thinkstockiStockphoto This Thanksgiving Day, Hain Celestial’s Simon family will join 700 other volunteers at The Bowery Mission to help prepare traditional turkey dinners for homeless New Yorkers. The Bowery Mission in New York City has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879 — a tradition that will continue this Thanksgiving Day. On November 24, from 10:30 […]

Cooking Demo: Organic Baby Food

Photo courtesy BabyCenter Today’s live Facebook event features a healthy baby-food cooking demonstration by Chef Tyler Florence and BabyCenter’s Lindsay Weiss. Pregnancy and parenting website BabyCenter.com will be hosting its first-ever live Facebook event today. Scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the event will feature a cooking demonstration by Tyler Florence, chef, […]

Organic Community Wins Fight to Keep Labels Accurate

Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock This week, the State of Ohio agreed to abandon a rule that prohibited farmers from stating how their organic milk products were produced. On Monday, the State of Ohio agreed that it would no longer pursue regulations limiting the labeling of organic dairy products. Previously, Ohio had attempted to prohibit statements on labels […]

Growing for Good

Photo courtesy Growing Cities Filmmakers Dan Susman (right) and Andrew Monbouquette (left) traveled the country looking for urban farming. Article first published in Urban Farm November/December 2011. From children swiftly entering their teenage years to small towns hastily developing into cities, growth — and change — happens within a blink of an eye. But a […]

Surveys Foster Consumer-Farmer Dialogue

Photo courtesy PRNewsFoto/U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Results from surveys of farmers, ranchers and consumers. Last week, the findings of two national food production surveys were released during “The Food Dialogues,” a town hall-style discussion presented by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The surveys, conducted by phone by Ketchum Global Research Network and Braun Research […]

Santa Monica Farmers Market Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Photo courtesy tarajane/iStockphoto At this weekend’s Good Food Festival and Street Fair, visitors can watch demos from LA’s distinguished chefs and eat street food from vendors that source from the Santa Monica farmers market. Launching this week, the very first Southern California Good Food Festival & Conference, produced by FamilyFarmed.org, heralds a five-day celebration of the 30th Anniversary […]

Couple Ditches Supermarket Dependency

Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market Tom and Rachel proudly show off the home-grown produce that’s been their sustenance for the past six months. Six months ago, Rachel Hoff and Tom Ferguson of Vallejo, Calif., made an incredible commitment: Go a whole year without eating food from grocery stores or restaurants. “Four or five years […]

Breast Cancer Prevention Partnership: Organic Living

Photo courtesy Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Thinkstock Organic Living emphasizes the positive impact that an organic lifestyle can have on breast health and the health of the environment. Breastcancer.org recently announced the launch of Organic Living, an innovative online partnership with Stonyfield Farm. Updated weekly with articles, recipes, videos and lifestyle tips, Organic Living emphasizes the positive impact […]

Butte College Improves Energy Efficiency, Goes “Grid-Positive”

Photo courtesy PR Newswire California’s Butte College becomes the first college in the nation to be grid-positive. Oroville, California’s Butte College recently became the first college in the United States to go “grid-positive.“ Not only will the college generate more electricity from its solar arrays than it consumes, but it will also contribute to energy efficiency by […]

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