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Tomorrow — Saturday, November 30th — is a special day. Small Business Saturday is a day to support your small, local shop owners. Why? They make a difference.
This helpful local food infographic comes to us from the awesome folks at The Land Connection. They are the people behind the Farm Fresh Now series that you’ve been seeing here at Eat Drink Better lately.
Today is the third annual Small Business Saturday, but why stop at a day?!? It’s simple to patronize small businesses every day! Check out the first five of ten ways to do it.
When I find a good source — one that cuts through the crap and organizes information that’s important to me in a way that makes sense, I get a bit giddy. That happened today, when I got an e-mail from Ecotrust touting a new infographic from FoodHub, an Ecotrust site that seeks to connect local food producers with buyers and distributors.
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 cottage food movement is really starting to catch on! It seems like state after state is introducing legislation to allow people to produce food for sale in their home kitchens. The most recent state to introduce a cottage food bill? California!
Advocates of cottage food say allowing sales means more food freedom, and opponents worry about food safety. Let’s take a look at some of the cottage food rules in different states, and you can decide for yourself: what do you think is a fair way to regulate cottage food? Should it be regulated at all?
A recent piece in the New York Times talked to some farmer’s market organizers and farmers about a relatively new problem: too many farmers markets.
This weekend draws to a close National Farmers Market Week and across the country, farmers markets will be celebrating through special events, contests, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and much more. Since 2000, when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) first proclaimed National Farmers Market Week, the number of farmers markets has grown 150%, from 2,863 […]
Anything you can do to reduce transportation and the related emissions is good for the environment, good for society and good for the economy.
Now that you have grown beautiful vegetables, lovely flowers or have gorgeous chicken eggs, how do you go about selling them at a farmer’s market? What are some of the tricks of the trade and the lessons learned from veterans?
Did you know that many farmers markets take food stamps?
Many of the markets here in the Atlanta area have been taking food stamps for years, and it looks like markets other cities are doing the same. This trend feels like a win for farmers and for customers!