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Articles: building resilient food systems (57)
Writing books and essays about food, I hear a lot of stories about what people ate growing up.
f you find yourself in a climate like mine, know that it is not completely impossible to enjoy this exotic fruit, you just have to work a lot harder to realize a harvest.
Firstly, we can work hard at reviving our local economies and creating green jobs but if we neglect to pay attention to the wellbeing of our air, water and soil we are by-passing what makes economies long-term sustainable and humans and other species healthy.
In a city that has nearly 30 farmers markets and the most restaurants per capita nationwide, it may be hard to believe that thousands of adults don’t have access to healthy, nutritious food.
Local food as a consumer preference is definitely on the rise.
Chef Dan Barber says the farm-to-table movement that he helped build has failed to support sustainable agriculture on a large scale.
For most small-scale farmers and producers, the local farmers’ market is the engine of their business.
ALBA is one of a growing number of “incubator farms” across the United States dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.
This is rural revitalization, one small ag business at a time.