Are Your Veggies Sleeping?

New research suggests the way we store harvested produce can affect its circadian rhythm and nutrient offerings.

Help! We’re Drowning in Kale!

Our freshly harvested kale sits in a bucket on the kitchen counter, just as the day before and the day before that. Actually, every day this week, we’ve needed to pick this prolific green, which we’re growing for the first time.

FDA Proposes Food-safety Rules

Food-processing facilities and produce farms are the targets of two proposed food-safety rulings available for public comment.

Produce for Preschools

Courtesy of Western Growers Foundation   Preschoolers gaze upon a freshly picked strawberry, right from their garden. When teachers recite the nursery rhyme, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” preschool children in California and Arizona will have the answer. In January, 100 preschools and daycare centers in California were awarded $1,000 from […]

7 Questions with Mark Williams

Urban Farm takes a break with the corporate executive chef of Brown-Forman to get his take on container gardening and sustainability.

Urban Farmers Fight Legal Hurdles

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock In attempts to grow foods locally, some urban farmers have violated local laws. While aphids are raiding gardens for a taste of the tomatoes, city officials are conducting raids of their own, handing out fines to urban farmers for breaking the law. Yep, growing tomatoes—or any food crops—is illegal in some municipalities. Certain […]

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Community Gardens Boom in New Jersey

Residents of Camden have experienced harvesting their own produce thanks to the proliferation of community gardens in the area.

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