The Farm to Table Movement: Merely Lipstick on a Pig?

Farm to table: A positive social trend and fashionable movement. Chefs and restaurateurs flaunt it while we flock to farmers markets to support our small, local, family-owned farms.

But is it really making a positive difference for our farmers? Continue reading “The Farm to Table Movement: Merely Lipstick on a Pig?”

Why Farming Should Be on your Kid’s Class Schedule

“Farm to school” is a popular phrase right now. It’s garnering lots of press, and numerous non-profit organizations have been created to spread the word. The goals? To teach your kids about real food — where it comes from, how to grow it, and why they should eat it. But these aren’t the only outcomes. A new report from the National Farm to School Network explains how the farm to school movement benefits more than just your children.

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AgLocal Wants To Bring Humanely Raised Meat To Your Tables

AgLocal

By now, you know I’m an omnivore, and I believe a good steak can cure many ills. I’ve also gained a lot of insight into the methods used to produce most of the meat we buy in grocery stores. It’s not a pretty picture. I do my best these days to seek out humanely raised meat products to cook at home and to order when we eat out.

So I’m ecstatic to see a new online meat marketplace, AgLocal, whose mission is to bring more humanely-raised meats to restaurants everywhere — beginning with San Francisco and Kansas City — but soon to expand.

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Go Local During National Farmers Market Week Through August 11th

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Studies show that most supermarket produce has traveled hundreds of miles from harvest to store. During its trip, it has lost most of its nutritional value and taste. Why buy dismal, well-traveled fruits and vegetables when you can find superb, locally-grown produce at a farmers market in your area?

There’s no better time to find a farmers market than now, as National Farmers Market Week hits its peak in the next few days. Continue reading “Go Local During National Farmers Market Week Through August 11th”