Local Food

Farmers Markets: A Sustainable Commerce Revolution?

You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy?…

The Global Food Waste/Energy Nexus: Is Buying Local Always the Best?

Food production can be a pricey business, especially when it comes to processing and production. But with regards to the energy costs for…

On Resiliency, Risk and Cheese

Three founders fundraise through unusual means.

6 Factors Changing Where Your Produce is Grown

The Farm-to-table restaurant trend is just one of the factors that will affect where and when your produce is grown.

Ecotourism in Ecuador: Eating Chocolate Like a Locavore

When I think seriously about becoming a locavore, I cringe at the thought of giving up coffee, avocados and especially chocolate. But now…

Chick-fil-A Loses Legal Battle to Kale Enthusiast

A three-year legal battle ended, with a Vermont folk artist being allowed to continue using the phrase, "Eat More Kale," despite objections from…

Beetcoin: A New Way to Invest in Local Agriculture

Woody Tasch, chairman and founder of Slow Money, discusses Beetcoin -- which directs funds to small, organic food enterprises, by popular vote, as…

5 Tips for Engaging With Your Community in a New Location

Obviously, you can’t do much to convince a community that you’re local when you’re not. It would be foolish to even try. But…

Why Buying Local and Organic Won’t Always Affect Our Environmental Footprint

Choosing organic and local over conventional products may not always decrease the main greenhouse gas emissions coming from the food that we eat.

A Look at Local Food and Urban Farming in Two American Cities

Urban farming may help address inadequate food access by expanding fresh produce options in the inner city, but at the same time it…

Burgerville: A Sustainability and Sourcing Case Study

Jack Graves is considering buying chicken. More precisely, Jack is considering where to buy chicken.

The Growing Local Food Movement: Staying ‘Small’ as Things Scale Up

For many people who like to buy local food, and for the farmers who prefer to sell their product directly to consumers or…

Local Beer Will Save us All

How craft beer is leading the charge toward sustainable businesses and communities.

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Sustainability in 2014

Looking back at 2013 here are five trends that should keep you optimistic about sustainability in 2014

Worker-Share CSA Farms Promote Resiliency and Community

The symbiotic relationship between Little River Community Farm and Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage has formed a multigenerational community in Midcoast Maine with a…