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