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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

Tada! 10-Day Local Food Challenge Begins

Simply put, in October you’re invited to join an experiment: can you, for just 10 days, eat only what grows within 100 miles of your home?

Towards an Energy Standard of 'Local'

In other essays I presented data showing that small-scale, local farms aren't always more energy efficient than larger-scale producers, but as far as energy used to distribute food  local farms seem to have an advantage.

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