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Delicious, Nutritious, Local Food

This is a post by Susan Clark, executive director of the Columbia Foundation. The Columbia Foundation grants tens of thousands of dollars each year to regional sustainable food and farming projects. Our communities desperately need a transformation of our food system. All over the country, people are calling for locally produced, healthy, fresh, affordable food. …

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Veggie Trader – A Craigslist For Organic, Local Fruits and Veggies

How great would it be if there were want ads in your local newspaper or on Craigslist for organic fruits and vegetables, grown in your town, by your neighbors?Β  A new website – Veggie Trader has sprung up that offers exactly such a service, a purchasing and bartering clearinghouse for locally grown fruits and vegetables. …

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Chipotle Lures Locavores, Sources Produce Locally

Chipotle Mexican Grill is once again breaking from the fast-food model. The Denver-based chain known for its clean flavors and burly burritos is pledging to use a set amount of local produce at each of its more than 730 restaurants around the country β€” when produce is in season. This summer, Chipotle is purchasing twenty-five …

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Terroir is not a small dog or related to 9/11

Localism, regionality, indigenous, terroir. What does it mean and why should we care? It’s mysterious. Ask two different winemakers, chefs or farmers for their definition and you will get three different answers. The classic definition of terroir (pronounced ter-whahr) is “a taste or sense of a place” or it’s an item that “uniquely reflects its …

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Celebrate Slow Food Nation From Afar

Guest contributor Pamela Price is the founder of Red, White & Grew, a blog devoted to β€œPromoting the Victory Garden Revival and other simple, earth-friendly endeavors as bipartisan, patriotic acts in an age of uncertainty.” If you’re a full-fledged foodie, then you’re well aware of this weekend’s Slow Food Nation ’08. Sandwiched as it is …

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