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Farm-to-School's Teachable Moment 4.10.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by JoAnne Berkenkamp

Schools throughout the country are shaking up the cafeteria through new initiatives to improve children's health while giving a boost to local farmers. It's time to give the mystery meat a break and bring out locally produced apples, squash, tomatoes, and chicken.

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Letters to the editor, Oct. 4 4.10.2010 SFGate: Op-Ed
Letters to the editor, Oct. 4
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A locavore in China, Pt. 1: Black-market melons, un-free birds, and masquerading mangosteens 4.10.2010 Grist Magazine
by Andrew Stein. I’ve lived happily for months under the impression that I eat locally. Within one block of my apartment, in downtown Hangzhou , the capital of China’s rich and fertile Zhejiang Province, I can take care of almost all my food needs by supporting the little, local guy. No need for supermarkets when you’ve got great local food available! Then, one day, cutting veggies for an omelet in my kitchen, I was awoken by a mid-summer’s ripe tomato. Emblazoned across its shiny red face was a sticker that read “Yunnan.” Hey! That’s not local, I thought. Heck! Yunnan is as far from Hangzhou as Dallas is from New York City. I wondered: Just how local are these foods I’ve been eating? With reusable water bottle in hand and organic cotton socks pulled up tight, I set off to see where my food really comes from. Veggie whiz Along the way, I encountered a truck piled high with watermelons. Herds of these trucks ascend from the ...
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With more chefs growing their own fruits, vegetables, gardens are named top restaurant trend 4.10.2010 Star Tribune: Business
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Chefs name gardens top restaurant trend of 2010 4.10.2010 AP Business
By MICHAEL J. CRUMB 2010-10-04T08:16:52Z
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gardens have been named the hottest trend in restaurants this year as more chefs involved with the eat local food movement decide to grow their own tomatoes, herbs and other produce....
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Chefs name gardens top restaurant trend of 2010 4.10.2010 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Gardens have been named the hottest trend in restaurants this year as more chefs involved with the eat local food movement decide to grow their own tomatoes, herbs and other produce.
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Chefs name gardens top restaurant trend of 2010 (AP) 4.10.2010 Yahoo: US National

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, poses in the vegetable garden that has replaced sthe restaurant's landscaping.  Vegetables and herbs are picked and cooked with daily.  (AP Photo/Adam Bird)AP - Gardens have been named the hottest trend in restaurants this year as more chefs involved with the eat local food movement decide to grow their own tomatoes, herbs and other produce.


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Chefs Name Gardens Top Restaurant Trend of 2010 4.10.2010 International Herald Tribune: Business
Gardens have been named the hottest trend in restaurants this year as more chefs involved with the eat local food movement decide to grow their own tomatoes, herbs and other produce.
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The Vegetable Express: A Way to Sell Produce to Those in Need 4.10.2010 AlterNet
One Vermont farm has found a creative way to get healthy food to underserved communities.
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A Teenage Activist... This Girl's Soapbox: "Red October" 4.10.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Editor's Note: A Teenage Activist... This Girl's Soapbox is a blog created by 16-year-old Elora Malama to document her high-school senior project about the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. As seen in the Academy Award winning documentary, The Cove, each year the sleepy little town of Taiji becomes home to a horrific secret.

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Letters to the editor, Oct. 4 3.10.2010 SFGate: Op-Ed
Letters to the editor, Oct. 4
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Lula's Legacy Looms As Brazil's Voters Weigh Choice 3.10.2010 NPR: Sunday
While Brazil's thriving economy is helping it become a global power, people in the northeastern countryside are still focusing on the basics. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's has done much for the region, and his protégé, Dilma Rousseff, is favored to win Sunday's vote.
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Connecticut Dining | At the Farm: Frosty Harvests, a Season in Reverse 2.10.2010 NY Times: NY Region
Farmers are taking advantage of the exploding demand for local produce year round.

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New rating system puts the focus on the local 2.10.2010 Star Tribune: Business
The P6 label, being rolled out Saturday at Seward Co-op, aims to spotlight products from small, local suppliers.
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Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 16: The many uses of baking soda 2.10.2010 Gristmill
by Jennifer Prediger. It’s Week 17 of living the good life of Community Supported Agriculture, chronicled here in this Urbivore’s Dilemma series . In 12 weeks I will be CSA share-less. Thinking ahead, I was already feeling tempted to eat to-go pizza every night until the CSA starts up again in summer. But thankfully, a fellow CSA member told me there’s a frozen-foods CSA share you can buy into for the winter. Hoorah! Frozen, delicious local vegetables. Actually, will they be good? Ah, it’s hard being so spoiled by fresh food. And yet I was separated again from my veggie box this week. After my trip home to be with my family , I found myself boarding an airplane three days later for a scheduled work trip to Seattle. Without time to go home in between, I had no vegetables to pack in my suitcase this time. So I don’t have much to say this week about the contents of my CSA—except that the apples do sometimes fall far from the tree: One from the CSA fruit ...
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Living In | The Meatpacking District: The Corner of High Life and High Line 2.10.2010 NY Times: Real Estate
In a neighborhood not zoned for residences, most devotees experience the vibe by moving to adjacent streets in the West Village.

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Katherine Goldstein: Just Food's Let Us Eat Local: Where Sustainability And Good Food Are Stars 1.10.2010 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
What's so inspiring about combining a love for food with a passion for the environment is that you can see, feel and taste your values -- you can put your money where your mouth is.
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Local co-ops host member appreciation breakfast Saturday 1.10.2010 Post-Bulletin: Local News
Tri–County Electric Cooperative and ACE Communications Group will host their annual Member Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday.
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Dozens of NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan 1.10.2010 MSNBC
Dozens of NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan
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Nuns forming good habits through organic farming 1.10.2010 Seattle Times: Health
Sisters feed the poor and teach how to live in harmony with nature.
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