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…
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Would you buy expired food? Or bruised and battered fruits and vegetables? One guy thinks people will, and he plans to open a market to test his theory.
Many farmers have had a tough winter — it’s so important that we support them as spring is upon us. Which is why I decided to take an oath to be “Good For 20.”
I ran across some gorgeous photos and the fascinating history of a community garden in the Bronx and thought that you guys would enjoy them, too!
We all know families that gather together on a regular basis to sit at the dinner table and eat as a family. The general motivation behind this tradition seems to be to spend time as a group, to catch up with one another, and to reflect upon each other’s days. Yet, in addition to this sense of togetherness, researchers believe that health benefits ought to become an inspiration for family dinners.
We rode out to Mills Farm just outside of Athens to pick up organic corn grits and corn flour, and I got to have a really nice chat with Alice Mills, who runs the farm with her husband Tim. She told me a story that sort of blew my mind, and I just think it’s an amazing example of the power of community.
The Guerilla Garden Ninjas City Co-Op is located in Los Angeles. Rivas-Raymer started this food co-op as a way to share and exchange different foods, as well as ideas about how to prepare healthy food, among her local community members. It’s a way to expand the concepts of freeganism directly to the source and freely share with each other.
Did you know that you can find Eat Drink Better on Facebook? If you’re not a fan, we’d love for you to click on over and connect with us! We’ve only had our fan page for a couple of months, and it’s already becoming a place where you guys have offered some great input and […]
This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Fred Kirschenmann. Kirschenmann won in the Thought Leader category for his leadership at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a New York nonprofit that operates as a sustainable farm, kitchen and teaching campus for urban New York residents. I got my first glimpse […]
With all the news surrounding food safety, global pollution, misguided government food policies, and the myriad of other problems faced by consumers, it’s always comforting to occasionally read some good news. Here’s a bit of uplifting news. An organization, Edible Schoolyard, bringing gardening knowledge to junior high school kids in urban areas. The program strives […]
Pear pie. Pear ginger muffins. Pear cordials made from fruit, sugar and vodka. Pears canned in sugar syrup. Pear jam. When my senior neighbor Mary calls me every year at the end of August with her annual message of “The tree is ripe – come pick,” I turn into the Bubba Gump of pears, gratefully […]
Want more out of your garden this season? By “more,” think beyond increasing tomato yield of zucchini size. Drawing inspiration from the Victory Garden era of WW II, plant your seeds with a deeper mission this season. Strengthen your growing your efforts on a personal level by giving your garden a purpose, a symbolic calling […]
Twas the night before Christmas, when what was to be seen, Not a fossil fuel stirring, as Santa went green. He’s already horse-powered, no petrol on his list, But this year he’s adding a new sustainability twist, In our crazy-busy world, we needed someone to share, A way to live with joy and appreciation, a […]