We eat lots of chicken. But these birds are not your grandmother’s chickens. The freaks of nature would shock your ancestors. Learn about chicken evolution.
We trust farmers markets to be the anti-supermarket. There are no unflattering fluorescent lights, loud disorienting music, those confusing price tags or dizzying endcaps. But what if farmers market stalls were just going to the supermarket for you—and bringing those store-bought items to their stalls? It’s happening in California, and the state is cracking down.
Farm to table: Chefs flaunt it, and we flock to farmers markets to support our small, local farms. But is it really making a difference for our farmers?
Welcome to the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week! It’s time to renew your commitment to the growers in your community. Here’s how to get it done…
What’s wrong with the state of farming and food in America? Vox posted a collection of maps, graphs, and charts that tell the story in an enjoyable way.
When you dig into the the realities of our food system, you find truths you don’t want to know. Such is the case with farmworkers’ conditions.
Have you bought your 2014 calendars yet? If not, Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market, wants to help. Hint: It’s a deal!
It feels like summer is over, but there is still time to enjoy the bounty and benefits of your local farmers market. Join the “I Love My Farmers Market” celebration!
It’s National Farmers Market Week! What will you do to celebrate your local farm families and their bounties? Here are five ideas to inspire you.
Recent research from the USDA shows that women are breaking the “grass ceiling” as their numbers increase on farms and ranches around the country. A million women are farming!
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?
The USDA tells us to: “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.” The American Farmland Trust reminds us: “No Farms, No Food.” Powerful messages indeed. And then there are the Peterson brothers — Greg, Nathan, and Kendal — from Kansas. They farm. They sing. And they’ve gone viral to the delight of millions. After writing funny, farm-friendly lyrics to LMFAO’s hit “I’m Sexy And I Know It,” these three brothers — who’ve branded themselves as The Peterson Farm Bros — have found a fresh way to focus a well-deserved spotlight on the people who grow our food.
A young farmer-poet captured the struggles of the organic farmer in this heartfelt poem with a message to America. She wrote it on her phone, at the 2012 EcoFarm Conference…