Know your bites: Does the USDA’s local-farms program have a chance?

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, the USDA's two-year-old campaign to support local growers, faces a moment of reckoning.

Surviving winter eating local: Grist readers’ advice

We asked our locavore readers to tell us how they make it through the dark days of winter. If the answers we got are any indication, they're doing just fine!

Mexico City’s urbanization threatens ancient ‘floating gardens’

Chinampas, or floating gardens -- small artificial islands full of crops, built up on shallow lake beds -- once sustained the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, producing multiple harvests every year. They still exist in Mexico City, for now.

Soup & Bread: Inspiring a community of giving [Recipes]

Check out an excerpt from a new cookbook that celebrates a popular winter food tradition, and the community event it inspired.

Photo project takes commuters to a California they’ve forgotten

With her new documentary project, author and photographer Lisa Hamilton hopes to reacquaint urban train riders with rural life.

Will organic free trade really do a world of good?

We're all for trading organic food with the European Union, but let's not forget about food miles.

Clammed up: Digging for local, sustainable protein on a muddy beach

Our fearless green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, went in search of the elusive Pacific razor clam. Lucky for her, she met a gun-toting clam angel, who gave her a taste of the community that comes from a shared search for …

Urban farming in Detroit gets the documentary it deserves

Urban Roots is a documentary about farming within the city limits of Detroit, and as such, it’s a handy way to get an education on the subject in something like 90 minutes.

Farming the ‘burbs

Suburban farmers might just have the best of both worlds: A captive audience hungry for hyper local produce and the space to grow more food than their city counterparts.