Local Food

Farmers market bounty

Farmigo Launches Online Farmers Market

Farmigo aims to create more locavores by bringing the farmers market experience to the computer screens of those who can’t make it to…
Walmart Shareholders meeting store tour at 6th street store in Fayetteville

How Local is Walmart’s Local Produce?

Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can…
Chipotle

Chipotle Ups the Ante to Twice as Much Local Produce

Remember this year’s Chipotle Mexican Grill ad “Back to the Start” that captured hearts and minds around the issue of factory farming?  As…
good eggs

Will Good Eggs Become the Airbnb of Local Food?

Good Eggs, a San Francisco-based startup aiming “to bring people and food closer together,” launched a pilot this week. It provides local farmers…
farmer_x

Financing and the Small Regional Farmer

Our food system has become increasingly complex, and created barriers that make it very difficult for small regional farmers to successfully bring their…
urban ag_x

Quantifying Urban Agriculture Impacts, One Tomato at a Time

With most of the world’s population living in urban areas for the first time in history, understanding food supply in urban areas is…
walmart, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, leon kaye, 2012 global responsibility report, clean energy, renewable energy, renewables, solar, waste diversion

Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

Ready to comb through Walmart’s 2012 Global Responsibility Report? The past year has been a bumpy one for its sustainability agenda. Local food,…

3 Reasons Why Freakonomics is Wrong About Local Food

Local food is bad for your health, bad for the environment and bad for the economy, not to mention its potential risk for…
Buy Local

Competing with the Big Dogs: Marketing Tips to Build Local Economies

I’m a big supporter of local economies because I believe doing so will help solve many of the social and economic ills troubling…
Fried farm egg.

Would You Like an Egg With That?

A farm fresh fried egg is a beautiful thing. Featured on Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas, juicy high-stacked burgers, and now, here before me, this…
windowfarms

The Next Generation of Windowfarms is Looking for Funding on Kickstarter

If you’re looking for innovative sustainable food solutions, I’ve got two words for you: New York.  This city might not be the mecca…
syscologo

Food Service Company Sysco Goes Local

When you want some fresh produce, it’s not too hard logistically to get it. You can go to the nearest local farmers market,…
new-orleans-louisiana

New Orleans Doubles as Food Desert & Foodie Mecca

This month News One rated New Orleans the country’s #1 “worst food desert,” while Travel + Leisure simultaneously put the Big Easy at…
feat-birite

Bi-Rite Market Poster Child for How to do “Small Food”

U.S. grocery retailers are looking to Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco’s Mission District, to stay up to speed on…
farmers market

Green Consumption 2.0 – Not Just Frugality

Last Thursday, the New York Times had an interesting piece on green consumption during the recession. The article provided very interesting examples from…