Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. read more and see videos
In 1979 Pete and Alice Eschelman were neighbors in Greenwich Village in New York City. Read more
Farm carts and small neighborhood grocery stores once brought produce into densely populated areas. Now liquor and convenience stores are the norm, carrying little more than highly processed snack foods and sugary drinks. Read more
As an employer of 94,000 people in over 100 countries around the world, Microsoft is keenly aware that the dining choices offered at its campuses can be a positive part of their effort to be a more sustainable business. At the Puget Sound campus they started a program in July 2012 called Farm to Fork that partners with more than 60 regional farmers, ranchers and fishers to supply the dining hall with fresh options for our 41,000 employees in Puget Sound. Read more
University of Oregon dining offers Farm to Fork, an all local meal, in Carson and Barnhart dining to raise awareness of local business. The dinner event took place November 7, 2012.
Agriculture isn’t just about sowing the land; it’s about finding solutions to modern problems facing our food supply. With farmland shrinking and a hungry population growing, what’s being done to ensure an abundant food supply that will be healthier, last longer, taste better?
Nine Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming has two 10 minute episodes you can view now with episodes 3 and 4 scheduled for the next two weeks. View here
On a rooftop farm in Brooklyn one sunny afternoon, dozens of tomato plants heavy with fruit swayed in the wind, a farmer stooped over rows of dandelion greens and the customers kept coming. They climbed through the door to the 65,000-sq.-foot roof of the Brooklyn Grange Farm, in the city’s navy yards, across the water from Manhattan, and without fail they exclaimed with delight. “I love it. This is beautiful!” said Giovanni Cipolla, a grey-haired man who bought a bunch of dandelion and remarked that the only other place he could buy greens this fresh was Italy.
In California, legislative resolutions tend to reflect universal sentiments: We embrace literacy. We disavow dating violence. But when Sacramento Assemblyman Roger Dickinson introduced a resolution to dub September Food Literacy Awareness Month, the details of the motion set off a virtual food fight.
Several lobbyists for growers and grocers stepped up to oppose the language in the resolution during a hearing last week, confirming that in a state where half of the nation’s fruit, nuts and vegetables are grown, seemingly uncontroversial statements about food draw intense scrutiny. More…
In elementary school, I may not have understood the full social and economic ramifications of my family’s decision to participate in community-supported agriculture (CSA), but I certainly understood the excitement and childhood delight that came from opening a box filled with a weekly surprise. More…
The life of a tomato, from farm to kitchen.
A huge tub of cranberry-apple salsa, made from Wisconsin-grown fruit, glows ruby-red under fluorescent lights in the Mount Horeb Area Schools’ production kitchen.
The EcoFarm Conference has been a centrifugal force for more than 30 years. It will be jam-packed with networking opportunities and information on the newest eco-ag developments and techniques.
Pork Magazine (Farm-to-Fork is hot trend for restaurant diners: According to the survey, locally sourced meat and seafood was t…)…
Seeking a local winery with history as rich as the hills, I reached out to long-time local developer Tom Davidson. Tom is a major advocate for the Winegrowers Alliance in the Santa Rita Appellation.