Making pesto for the first time, learning how to pickle, discovering panzanella, and improved self-esteem. All part of the territory for this CSA shareholder in week 10 of a take-out eater's transformation into Community Supported Agriculture fiend.
When chemical-farming advocates dismiss organic farmers as Luddites, I always think of the brilliant Eliot Coleman. Check out a video of the master farmer sharing his wisdom.
Once, the meat industry acted with impunity, confident that its lobbying clout could deflect challenges to its practices. Now it's on the defensive.
If you're going to all the trouble to eat locally grown, organic vegetables, it's a shame to truck their remains away to landfill prison when you could be feeding them back to the earth. So why aren't you composting yet?
A new study sheds light on the murky topic of childhood pesticide exposure.
New Orleans has the sense of a wild laboratory, with free-wheeling discussions about food security and plenty of action. It's partly because of Katrina's ruin, but it's also just part of the culture, reports David Hanson for Feeding the City.
The School Nutrition Association exists to "advance good nutrition for all children." So why is it promoting sugary milk drinks in school cafeterias?
This very week, the sweet-corn patch on Maverick Farms came ripe. Harvesting and processing it took half a dozen people nearly all day. Here's what I fed them for lunch.
Can local, sustainably grown, organic ingredients make street food actually good for us -- and the planet?