How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, and there is no reason not to go out and support your local farmers, while buying and eating some of the freshest and tastiest produce you can put your hands on. According to … Continue reading

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One Thing You Should Do on Earth Day

One Thing You Should Do on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! We’re celebrating the movement to protect our environment with over 1 billion people in 192 countries. As our planet is heating up, carbon emissions have become a considerations for many corporations and nations. But what about individuals? … Continue reading

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Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

Navigating the Grocery Store Circular

If you’re the type of shopper that reads supermarket circulars, you’ve probably noticed that most of the stuff advertised is not the healthy food. This is because junk food manufacturers usually have the biggest budgets, and can afford to spend … Continue reading

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Seven More Recession Shopping Trends

Seven More Recession Shopping Trends

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has recently published their 2009 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. Here are some interesting tidbits: 1. A three stage behavior in cutting back on food spending: stage 1 – switching from sit down fare to … Continue reading

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Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Should There be a “Local” Label for Foods?

Organic food gets a nice seal of approval from the USDA that we can all see on the package. And meats imported from abroad must be labeled with their country of origin. (COOL Legislation). But some markings on foods are … Continue reading

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Chef Alice Waters on 60 Minutes: “Looking for Flavor”

Chef Alice Waters on 60 Minutes: “Looking for Flavor”

Alice Waters is a celebrated chef and one of the leaders of the organic and slow food movements in the US. She appeared tonight on CBS’s 60 minutes [12:31 minutes]: Watch CBS Videos Online Some tidbits from the interview: Looking … Continue reading

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More Local Produce at a Supermarket Near You

More Local Produce at a Supermarket Near You

The New York Times reports: Supermarkets are beginning to compete with farm stands and farmers’ markets for a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. What this means: More fresh choice for consumers, assuming the price difference is negligent. Local … Continue reading

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