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In the dairy case, ripe prose

Poet, novelist, songwriter … cheesemaker? Cheesemakers and vendors across the country are finding creative, clever, interesting, and fun ways to describe their products. Photo: Pdphoto.org In the dairy case, ripe prose By Jeff Gordinier, The New York Times They can tell you about torment. They can describe long, frustrating hours sitting in dark, stinky basements […]

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McDonald’s embarks on transparency campaign

McDonald’s Canada has embarked on a campaign of transparency to answer consumers’ questions about how their products are made. The campaign addresses questions that are submitted to McDonald’s Canada’s Our food. Your questions website where consumers are urged to ask “any questions” about its products. A recent video, which appears below, addresses a question about how […]

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On second thought …

In what can only be described as a “whoops” moment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture urged its employees to practice “Meatless Mondays” in an interoffice newsletter that was published to the USDA’s website. Needless to say, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was none too pleased, calling it “a slap in the face of the people […]

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Bringing the table to the farm

Outstanding in the Field is the pioneer of the farm-to-table dinner, which consists of farmers and chefs collaborating to produce a meal that is enjoyed by diners seated at tables in a farm field. This concept, however, is now being used across the nation. In fact, individual farms are offering dinners to showcase their farm and products […]

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Wine, cheese, bread, fruit outdoor dinner

Texas legislature establishes new farm-to-table caucus

Texas recently established the bi-partisan “Farm-to-Table Caucus.” Started by State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D – Austin), the caucus is reported to be the first of its kind in the nation. The caucus will focus on issues related to family farms, ranches, coastal fishing operations, food security, child obesity, and hunger. “This diversification of food sources spurred […]

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Re-connecting diners to the land and the origins of their food

Outstanding in the Field’s mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 they have set the long table at farms […]

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