During National Farmers Market Week, the U.S. celebrates the availability of fresh, local food and the support that markets provide their vendors.
Make farmersâ€™ markets a priority on your travel agenda and youâ€™ll save money (no admission fees), go green (most markets showcase seasonal, sustainable products) and support local (slap that cash directly in the farmerâ€™s hand).
Courtesy Steve Mason/Photodisc/Thinkstock In order to fight food deserts and make room for healthy food options, South Los Angeles now limits the building of new fast-food restaurants. Thereâ€™s no shortage of fast-food restaurants in South City of Angels. On the contrary: The City Council estimates that there are close to 1,000 fast-food restaurants in a […]
Courtesy Maryland Office of Tourism A proposed ruling in Maryland would require producers of local agriculture and seafood products, like the crabs Maryland is know for, to specify the origin of the product in advertisments. As consumers and producers alike debate the question â€śWhat is local?â€ť one state is taking steps to help its citizens […]
Photo by Judith Hausman The new pickles at farmers’ markets are making a real comeback from the traditional dill and bread ‘n’ butter.Â I also like to add eclectic flair to my preservedÂ produce by makingÂ relish. Everything old is, as they say, new again. This weekend, in a traditional Russian deli in Brookline, Mass., I saw pickled […]