Pop-Up General Store in Oakland

May 27, 2010 At the end of last summer, Eccolo in Berkeley, CA, closed much to the sorrow of the owner/chefs, and to the clientele also. They cooked for flavor, using ingredients that were locally grown and raised. The results were thoroughly enjoyed by many. Fast forward to now: The two chefs – Chris Lee […]

Customer samples mustard from food vendor at Beaverton Farmers Market

Food Sampling at Austin Farmers Market Gets Yes Vote

Editor’s note: this is a dormant page available only for historical purposes. It was originally published on April 29, 2010. The video and some of the links are no longer active and have been removed. April 29, 2010 Going to the Farmers Market is always an uplifting adventure. Not only do I get to meet […]

Carlo Petrini Good, Clean, Fair

Carlo Petrini: Good, Clean and Fair part 6 (video)

Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini argues for economic respect, and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology share the same roots, both require a local context in order to survive.

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2010 National Farmers Market Directory

April 28, 2010 Farmer Markets have grown exponentially this past year – a 23% increase over the number in 2008. And more are opening in communities across the country and many more are in the planning stages as people want to source their food locally and also get to know their farmer and food producer. […]

Pam Mehnert

A Year of Inconvenience

April 27, 2010 Pam Mehnert, general manager of Outpost Natural Foods in the Milwaukee, WI, area, had an ‘Aha!’ moment and decided to challenge herself: stay out of the middle aisles of the grocery market, keep away from processed foods and over-packaged goods, and make from scratch all her meals and snacks. Her initial blog […]