The USDA announced that there are now 6,132 farmers markets in the country, up a stunning 214 percent since 2000. But direct sales still represent just a tiny drop in the U.S. food bucket.
By vetoing a bill that would have given farm workers equal footing with other workers, California's governor has defended an injustice that lies at the heart of our food system.
From her rooftop perch at Eagle Street Farm, urban farmer Annie Novak is on a mission to inspire New Yorkers to grow, cook, and eat good food. She shares what motivates her and what advice she offers for potential farmers …
Urban agriculture seems new and exotic, but it's been the norm for cities since the dawn of farming 10,000 years ago.
Last week, in honor of National Farmers Market Week Aug 1-7, I vowed to buy and cook some unfamiliar vegetables. My second foray, into fresh garbanzo beans, has opened the door to a new acquaintance.
As if the Deepwater Horizon disaster weren’t enough, this year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever.
You're probably familiar with the iconic black-and-white photos of farmworkers by Dorothea Lange and others, but these color images offer a gripping, intimate glimpse of the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small-town residents.
Ask Umbra tackles where to buy slime-free hamburger meat. She also revisits the flushability issue from last week's kitty litter column.