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How to eat local during the winter months

Ways to indulge your inner locavore during the winter months, if your teeth stop chattering enough to enjoy the food.

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Sweetie Pie urban ag in Minneapolis

Urban kids learn about ag

There’s a disturbing trend occurring among America’s youth that’s been coined a “nature deficit disorder”. It’s a disorder that primarily affects urban children who often do not have an opportunity to develop an appreciation for nature, including agriculture, believing that milk, bread, and other food products simply come from the grocery store and not the […]

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Entrance to the College of Ag at the University of Arkansas

A call for more American colleges to focus on agriculture

A recent article, by William R. Wootton, linked below, argues that too many American colleges, especially liberal arts institutions, which typically advocate for issues like sustainability, environmentalism, and social justice, often turn to large corporate agribusiness to handle their food service. In fact 50-60% of college food service is handled by large corporations and three […]

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Campus farm sprouts student involvement

In 2009, Texas A&M student Brady Grimes, established Howdy! Farm at the university. In its four short years of existence, the farm has grown into a gem of the campus community, educating those on and off of the farm.  According to its website, Howdy! Farm was “started as a student led initiative that seeks to promote local […]

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Farmers and brewers partner in the locavore movement

Farmers and brewers working together. What could be better? The Flying Dog brewery in Maryland recently bought over 100 pounds of hops from seven local farmers and invited them to help brew a new batch of the brewery’s Harvest Ale. Although the brewery can’t buy all of its ingredients locally, Flying Dog sees its Harvest […]

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Back to the soil: Families look to local farms to provide healthy options

As we’ve mentioned often on this site, the “farm-to-table” and “locavore” movements are thriving in many communities across the nation. This article articulates just how well these movements are doing. For instance, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) research found that there are more than 7,800 weekly farmers markets operating across the nation. This figure […]

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