Terra Madre

Slow Food’s biannual international gathering celebrates the diversity of local foods from around the world.

Fresh Food: There’s an App for That

Photo courtesy getlocavore.com 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 […]

Turn Your Passion into Income: Think Pizza

“It seemed obvious,” Scott Lynch says with a grin when asked why he and his family started La Fortuna Pizza, a mobile wood-fired pizza business based in Madison, Wis., that features local ingredients. But Scott’s not trying to be coy: “We have a passion for local food, love to cook and find a deep satisfaction in making people happy. Pizza brings these all together.”

World to Celebrate Kitchen Garden Day

Kitchen Garden International encourages gardeners of all abilities and with all sizes of land to celebrate local food during World Kitchen Garden Day.

Americans Prefer Organic Over Local

Although interest in USA-made products is growing nationwide, an eco-centric study of Americans’ buying habits shows Americans prefer natural or organic.

Middle Man

Marc Alvarez’ Concierge Foods brings the East Coast organic, locally grown, gourmet food and milk to your home.

Plan Revamps NYC Food Systems

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock New York City’s FoodWorks plan aims to transform the city’s food systems to make local food more accessible and sustainable. “New York state is home to over 36,000 farms and 7 million acres of farmland.  We rank second in apple production—growing more than enough to meet our local demand. Yet we still import […]

Matchmaking for Farmers

Courtesy Westchester Land Trust/ Eileen Hochberg At Kitchawan Farm, a local native farmer is protecting family land by farming it. To help revive a little of the country-gentleman farming so prevalent in the northern part of my county a scant generation ago, an innovative suburban land-use program, the Westchester Land Trust, last year established a Local […]

Winter Farmers’ Markets

Photo by Judith Hausman Don’t think that winter farmers’ markets only have root vegetables for sale. Vendors at Gossett’s winter market sell a variety of produce, including mushrooms. Is everyone smiling at the Stop and Shop? I don’t think so. But on Saturdays at Gossett’s Farm Market in South Salem, N.Y., no one looks grumpy. […]

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