What Farmers’ Market Do You Love?

American Farmland Trust is raising awareness about local farmers’ markets while raising money for the farmers who keep the markets afloat.

10 Minutes With Jeff Mcpherson

The author of a book on honor-system marketing touts the method’s benefits he’s experienced at his own farm stand.

Farmers Market With Beer in Mind

Image courtesy of Lorene Faure Claiming third place in the Famers’ Market Competition, Beer Hops Farm Brewerymarket features a design that was inspired by the hop plant. Titled “Beer Hops Farm Brewerymarket,” London-based designers Lorene Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui’s project was the third-place winner for the Farmers’ Market Competition, sponsored by Sprocket Design-Build in Denver, […]

Farm to Hotel

Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Hotel culinary staff seek out fruits, vegetables, dairy items and meats at farmers markets and local farms. At some hotels, food choices are the result of culinary staff trolling farmers markets or dialing up local farms in search of juicy fruits, earthy vegetables, artisan dairy items and mouth-watering meats. A few months before […]

Farmers Markets Move Online

Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock The rise in popularity of farmers markets has been a boon for farmers and consumers alike. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 7,175 farmers markets operating throughout the country by mid-2011, a 17 percent increase over 2010. And the trend shows no signs of slowing down. But the […]

Empty Pumpkin Vines

I’m so disappointed that we didn’t get any of our own pumpkins this season! I planted five pumpkin vines, including an Atlantic Giant, a Howden, and some others I don’t remember, but none of them managed to set any fruit.

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 […]

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