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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 Farmersí 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 youíre like me, you believe buying local is best. However, if youíre also like me, you find that whatís best isnít 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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5 Reasons to Embrace Home Canning

Home canning might seem more like an activity your grandparents did than something busy people in our day would embrace. But canning homegrown and local foods is undergoing a revival, and many people†…

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Another Look at 5 Classic Green Myths

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …

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