Whole Foods Market is rolling out a new produce rating system to promote sustainable farming practices. How much does it really mean? You be the judge.
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Food waste stats are staggering, and our refusal to buy misshapen, ugly produce is a big part of the problem. But people are starting to flip the script.
Don’t judge a carrot by its straightness or an apple by its roundness. Most “defective” produce ends up as food waste because it’s just not pretty enough.
The Environmental Working Group has released its 2014 guides to pesticides in produce. The ‘Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Clean Fifteen’ lists showcase the fruits and vegetables with the most and least amount of pesticide residues.
Whole Foods Market is on its way to provide major transparency into the produce and flowers it sells by launching a tiered labeling system. Learn more.
Tossing too much of the gorgeous produce you’ve brought home from the farmer’s market? Here are five intriguing ideas for extending the freshness of your produce picks.
We’ve written a lot about ways to reduce food waste, but it bears repeating now that spring is bringing us the good stuff.
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?
Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables that store well over the winter. Be sure to stock up at your final local farmers market!
Whether you’re interested in starting a garden or you just want to try some new varieties of produce next year, seed catalogs are a great way to research what will work for you. Here are my three favorite sources for seeds. What are yours?
A recent, small-scale study found that 20 percent of the conventional produce that kids eat contains measurable amounts of pesticides.
As the growing season draws to a close, it’s time to talk about this year’s garden success and failures. Which unusual or exotic seeds will you be reordering this winter, and which ones will be forever banned from your garden?
[social_buttons] Not only do low-income neighborhoods have less access to fresh produce, but the rare fruit or veggie found in these areas is also more likely to be tainted. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that the levels of bacteria, yeast, and mold found on fresh produce vary according to […]