Maryland Tries to Define “Local”

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 “What is local?” one state is taking steps to help its citizens […]

Local Food Prices Indicate Value

Slightly higher-priced local-food menu options indicate a higher valued product to restaurant patrons. Not only are restaurant patrons willing to pay more for meals prepared with produce and meat from local providers, the proportion of customers preferring local meals actually increases when the prices increase, according to a team of international researchers. A recent study […]

College Dining Takes a Fresh Turn

Courtesy University of Kansas/ Shant Thomas The Farm-to-Cart program gives students at the University of Kansas the opportunity to buy fresh produce from local farms. When students at the University of Kansas go home for Thanksgiving dinner this year, many might actually eat worse food than they do at school. In the college town of […]

Local Food in Montreal

Photo by Judith Hausman Apples were in full stock at Atwater Market in Montreal. The Hungry Locavore is a Francophile from way back—that made a recent weekend trip to the French-North American hybrid city of Montreal even more appealing. I loved the combination we found of sturdy, New World Canadian with enduring European influences. You […]

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