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Financial Future is Bright for Food Hubs, Study Says

In the new industry of food hubs, a report details the bright outlook for those involved. This is good news for farmer’s markets and food hubs across the country...

Got Food? How Local Food Systems Can Build Resilience for Turbulent Times

In these turbulent times, we need to make our food supply systems more resilient. Producing and distributing food on the local level could help us weather disruptions of all kinds.

Growing Vegetables for Sale

Is a clash of priorities between sufficiency and subsistence, on one hand, and economic growth and ‘consumerism’, on the other, implicit to the challenges of taking green and local food seriously?

Hudson Valley Harvest: Transparency is Key to Scaling Local Food

When asked what a good food system looks like, Alward says, “I think it’s one filled with information. The most effective tool is information. Let the consumers decide.” To this end, the company emphasizes transparent labeling that not only identifies both product and producer, …

Rethinking Food – Out of Our Own Backyards!

Buying local these days can be difficult, as most of the food in supermarkets travels thousands of miles.

Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses

A program that helps low-income families and local farmers.

Why We Need Local Food Systems and How to Get Them

The globalisation of food production has led to an industrial monopoly within the agricultural sector.

Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

From a community land trust that preserves land for growing, to kitchens and retailers who buy and sell locally grown food, to a new waste management co-op that will return compost to the land, a crop of new businesses and nonprofits are building an integrated food economy.

New England Can Feed Itself. Here’s How.

A new vision for New England's food.

West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive

Local food is nothing new in Appalachia...but the tradition of self-sufficiency has nearly died out

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