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Sunflower Farmers Market to Expand in California

Sunflower Farmers Market was launched in 2002 with the slogan “Serious Food…Silly Prices!” having grown from one to 32 stores within six years…
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Global Organic Food & Drink Sales Approach $60 Billion

The global market for organic food & drink is recovering from the economic slowdown, with revenues projected to approach $60 billion this year.…
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Fishy Farm Creates Polyculture System for Home Use

Fishy Farm out of Hillsboro, Oregon has created both an indoor and outdoor aquaponic-horticulture-vermiculture system that can grow food and raise fish all…
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The Future of Organic Products: Brands or Private Labels?

By Amarjit Sahota Retailer private labels are capitalizing on consumer demand for organic foods. New research finds that private labels are showing healthy…
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Rishi Tea’s Long Journey To Fair Trade Sourcing

Rishi Tea, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the first tea companies to embrace fair trade. Its founder, Joshua Kaiser, figured that…
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Prop 23: A Bad Deal for California’s Farmers

By Matthew Green, Outreach and Media Coordinator, California Climate and Agriculture Network With three weeks to Election Day, one of the most widely…

Street Food Gets Green Makeover from GustOrganics

At the Northwest corner of Park Avenue and 53rd street in New York City, you will find a totally different yet refreshing kind…
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Sustainable Startup: Rhythm Superfoods Shares Ingredients for Success

Scott Jensen, co-founder and CEO of Rhythm Superfoods, discusses the challenges of running a sustainable startup as well as changing consumer behavior toward…

Profit Trends in Organic Food Markets

  The farmers’ market was absolutely packed this past Saturday. Of course, it was my own fault for getting up so late… If…

Cooking Oil From Sewage Shocks More Chinese Into Buying Organic

The Chinese have surpassed the Japanese in the consumption of organic food. Estimates suggest that the organic food market in China is worth…

Food Foraging Grows as a Business

The food foraging trend has hit North America. Last week we featured a Bay Area forager who churns and sells jams made from…
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Portland Roasting: Taking Coffee Beyond Fair Trade

Fair trade has come a long way in a short time, the most visible face of it being coffee. No longer the provence…

Onigilly Brings Japanese Street Food to San Francisco with an Organic Twist

By Celeste LeCompte If you live in just about any city in the U.S., you’ve probably noticed an uptick in enthusiasm for all…
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Aging Farmers Open Door for Next Generation of Sustainable Producers

By Lesley Lammers for the Green Chamber of Commerce The average American farmer is 57 years old. Only one percent of our population…
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Zella’s Soulful Kitchen: Bringing Healthy, Organic Soul Food to Whole Foods and Hospitals

by Amy Westervelt For most small businesspeople, getting a product into a store like Whole Foods is a dream. But if you’re a…