How does your state rate with respect to promoting and supporting local food? Find out now. Scan the Strolling of the Heifers’ third annual Locavore Index.
Heading out to a Major League baseball game this season? You may be pleasantly surprised at the food stands, especially if hotdogs and nachos aren’t your thing. Yep—the locavore foodie trend has hit the major leagues.
Do you love fresh veggies more than the process of actually growing them? Is your yard a farmer’s dream, but your work schedule a gardener’s nightmare? Perhaps you have physical disabilities or other health issues that make tending a garden difficult. Never fear: fresh hyperlocal produce can still be yours! With some networking help from these yard sharing groups, you might have more springtime gardening options than you realize.
Housing developments for locavores? It makes a lot of sense. I recently heard a piece on NPR about Agriburbs, housing developments that focus on local food production for residents. Agriburbia, [ … ]
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.
Last week we announced we will be hosting a giveaway for free copies of the wonderful documentary, PLANEAT! PLANEAT talks about the global effects of food and how diseases of affluence can be greatly aided by a plant-based diet. (If you don’t remember, you can read the review here.) Just a little reminder that you can still enter the giveaway over the weekend. See below for how to enter.
On May 23rd, The Sweet Potato Project will be hosting a fundraiser to garner awareness and hopefully monetary donations to get the project off the ground. If kids can learn skills that keep them busy and have long-reaching effects, perhaps the betterment of urban areas nationwide is only a yam away.
It’s not too often that I get to talk about buying handmade around here, so when I saw this super adorable onesie from Growing Up Wild, I had to share it with you!
If you’re looking to eat amazingly fresh food, support local farmers, and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then consider investing in a farm share. Also known as Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA), farm sharing has become an increasingly common option for consumers to purchase food directly from a local farm.
Green Diva Lisa blew back into town and we had all the mics lit up for this show. As always too much to talk about in an hour, but we had fun discussing a recent poll we published on the Green Divas facebook page that asked, “if you HAD to pick one category to describe your style of eating . . . ”
Produce in the United States is shipped an average of 1,500 miles before being sold; as a result, more than 80% of the cost of food goes to processing, packaging, transporting, storing and preparing food – not the food itself.
Anything you can do to reduce transportation and the related emissions is good for the environment, good for society and good for the economy.