Oct 29, 2013 — Farmers and small processors are marketing local canned and dry goods under the CSA model. They call small batch food processing "back-breaking work." But many of them are in it to build their local food economy.
Aug 7, 2013 — If you're suddenly the proud owner of 25 pounds of pork or chicken, your freezer may feel the hurt. So marketers at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, N.Y., are piloting a community meat locker where consumers can store large quantities of meat purchased through meat shares.
Jul 29, 2013 — Feeding your pooch with locally sourced meats and vegetables may seem like the culinary equivalent of a Versace pet bowl. But producers of this posh-sounding pet food say it can cut down on food waste and help farmers.
Jul 24, 2013 — Under a program at two New York City hospitals, doctors are prescribing fresh produce to obese or overweight patients. It's part of an effort to connect low-income patients with healthful foods at local farmers markets.
Jun 27, 2013 — Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.
Jun 24, 2013 — Boloco is a chain of burrito restaurants that prides itself on ethical food sourcing. In a series of YouTube videos, its CEO unwraps his company's burritos and shouts from the rooftops about their decidedly distant origins.
Jun 21, 2013 — The Fourth of July is still days away, but in Maine, local food activists have already declared their independence. Ten towns so far have passed laws that essentially say local food producers don't have to abide by state or federal regulations if they are selling directly to consumers. And the revolutionary fervor has reached the statehouse.
Jun 7, 2013 — If a family vacation to Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons makes you fear for your waistline — or for your palate — there's good news: The National Park Service is revamping its menus to offer more healthful, local and fancier fare. How does a jumbo lump crab cake or almond-baked chicken sound to you?
May 23, 2013 — After Oprah Winfrey's friend and health adviser learned that 90 percent of the food on Maui is flown or shipped in from outside, he convinced her to turn a portion of her estate on the island into a farm. Winfrey is giving away the food she's now growing on 16 acres of land, but it may soon be for sale.
Mar 24, 2013 — Backyard chickens have become a hot trend, loved as a source of healthy local food and fluffy wonderfulness. But backyard birds have also sparked outbreaks of salmonella, the CDC warns.