Local Food

Is Chipotle’s Scarecrow Film an Example of ‘Disrupt and Delight’ or ‘Disrupt and Dislike’?

This debate over Chipotle's new Scarecrow film got me thinking – while Chipotle’s campaign obviously tries to present a "disrupt and delight" approach,…

Interview: Benzi Ronen on New Farmigo Champions and Food Communities

Farmigo is getting ready for its next evolutionary step, enabling entrepreneurs, or Champions, as Farmigo calls them, to start their own Food Communities.…

Why One Biologist Went Local to Fight Climate Change

This post was originally published on the Daly News By Rob Dietz Farmland LP is a business born from the “uh-oh moment.” The…

A Fresno Public Market Would Give the San Joaquin Valley Its “Local” Food Back

A Fresno Public Market would revitalize the 34th largest US city & the remodel of a shuttered department store would create jobs in…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…