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New California Law Supports Home Kitchen Small Businesses

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law AB 1616, a law that will allow Californians to sell some low-risk foods prepared in home kitchens. This good news is very important and wi…

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What is Food Culture? Two Women’s Nourishing Definition

When you think about nourishment, what comes to mind? For Jocelyn Jackson and Keri Keifer, co-founders of Grace Hearth, an organic catering business in Oakland, California, nourishment is everything f…

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4 Late Summer Farmer’s Market Recipes

I finally live in a town that has a farmer's market - not that I lived so far from it before we moved a whole mile and a half to the new place, but there is something about being able to walk out the …

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Organization Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger In April, TreeHugger covered the work of Katy Kolker and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, just one of many community organizations that gleans unwanted or underutiliz…

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Superfood: Eat More Blueberries!

Nothing says summer like fresh berries, and on top of being downright delicious, those fresh, organic blueberries that are in season right now are packed with nutritional mojo! Health Benefits of Blu…

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5 Reasons To Shop At a Farmers’ Market

You might not know it, but this week (August 5 through August 11) is National Farmers Market Week, officially designated by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to enco…

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Good Eggs: The Etsy for Local Food

By Lacy J. Hansen for DietsInReview.com If you’re like me, you believe buying local is best. However, if you’re also like me, you find that what’s best isn’t always the easiest option. I want my fo…

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Sweet Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

This dish is a trifecta of tastiness. It melds three of the very best flavors of summer--juicy tomatoes, crunchy, sweet corn, and fragrant basil. There's not a whole lot more to it than that but someh…

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Share Your Summer Bounty

As I have written here before, one of the ways that gardeners can make a difference is to share their excess produce with those in need, while getting rid of those crops that they might have too much …

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Ecuador Farmers Organize ‘Illegal’ Community Food Fairs

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger While the connectivity achieved in the XXI Century through the Internet and mobile technology keeps knocking down intermediaries in production and marketing chains, …

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