When you sit down to a meal, do you ever wonder where the ingredients come from?
Wherever you live, find local farmers markets in your area to explore.
I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.
The University of Oregon Food Justice conference, Keynote Roundtable: Food Justice & Farm Advocacy in the U.S., defines what food justice means to them.
January 13, 2011 Get your party hats and glasses ready – there’s going to be a celebration! Prior to the announcement of this years James Beard Foundation Award nominations, there will be a gala event, in Portland, Oregon, to raise funds for the Oregon Culinary Institute. James Beard, a Portland, Oregon native, treasured good fresh […]
December 23, 2010 A group of middle school photography students from the University School of Nashville went to their local farmers market to snap pictures and ask a variety of questions of the farmers and vendors, such as buying local food over food being distributed from as far away as New Zealand. The result was […]
This post has been deprecated due to obsolescence. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the “successful” upstart organic farms. Laura and Adam from Loon Organics let me film and work through their Friday-Saturday operation. I had been idealizing the idea of starting a farm: seeing the […]
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. […]
March 07, 2010 Exposed to her parents interest in horticulture as a young child, Joya Parsons grew to embrace her green thumb. “By the time I reached my early twenties, I was bitten by the horticulture bug.” Her interest in growing things was played out on the land her parents went on to buy in […]
January 11, 2010 After all the planning, planting, and harvesting, how does a farmer get all that food distributed locally? “Even with bizarre weather patterns and climate change, even with the seemingly random challenges every natural system throws in one’s way, connecting the food they produce with the people who want to eat that food […]