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The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era “Floating Gardens” 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky canals wind their way through the Xochimilco neighborhood. Here, the urban sprawl of one of the world’s densest cities yields to a lake region where indigenous farmers […]
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As Food Supply Chain Breaks Down, Farm-To-Door CSAs Take Off 16.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

While some American farmers have been forced to dump milk or plow under crops due to loss of markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers of community supported agriculture (CSA) programs are thriving.

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Nearly a Third of Small, Independent Farmers Are Facing Bankruptcy by the End of 2020, New Survey Says 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

It seems an oasis of good news in a desert of bad: Small farmers who saw restaurant sales evaporate and farmers’ market sales erode, in the wake of Covid-19, have found alternative ways to sell produce. They contribute to boxes sold by shuttered restaurants, sell their own boxes out of their trucks, even offer delivery. And they’re selling retail, not wholesale, so the money’s good.

COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

“I’m trying to connect our network with the people who would like to have that food in their home,” she said on Michael Dimock’s podcast, Flipping the Table, on March 26. “We can sort of skip the restaurant for now. … We could help people do the cooking in their own kitchen.”

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Where to shop during the meat shortage, from wholesalers to farms to barbecue joints 7.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Meat shortages have been reported, but you can still find deals on steakhouse rieyes and artisan sausages if you know where to shop
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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world 5.5.2020 Small Business |
Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal.
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Chicago chef Bruce Sherman helps launch CSA featuring small-scale women farmers 5.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chef Bruce Sherman launches CSA featuring weekly 'comfort boxes' of locally grown produce
What's available from L.A.-area farmers and beyond during the shutdown, and how to get it 4.5.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

A list of currently available produce from local farmers.

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First Chicago area farmers market opens under new coronavirus rules with two-block long lines 3.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Nearly 2,300 customers at downtown Evanston farmers market on 75-degree sunny spring day, mostly following the new distancing rules.
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Local farmers, reliant on shuttered schools and restaurants, find new markets 16.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of Minnesota farms grow food that supply schools, restaurants and families with everything from meat to vegetables to flour. The coronavirus pandemic has turned many of those markets upside down.
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As CSA Orders Surge, a Farm Owner Reflects on Loss and Renewal in Rural California 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
Most of the country is on hold, but fortunately spring is still moving forward. In California, it’s a time of sweetening strawberries and the first tender stalks of asparagus. CSAs—community-supported-agriculture programs—deliver these fresh offerings straight from farm fields to home kitchens. When stay-at-home orders took hold in March, and trips to the grocery store became fraught […]
Citing coronavirus concerns, several local farmers markets will temporarily close 13.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Markets in Beverly Hills, Culver City and Torrance will temporarily suspend operations.

These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers 25.11.2019 Small Business |
On fields across the world, phones, tablets, drones and other technologies are changing how food is grown. Through these devices, artificial intelligence (AI) — technology able to perform tasks that require human intelligence — may help farmers use the techniques they already know and trust on a bigger scale. And big data — data sets that reveal telling patterns about growth, yield, weather and more — may help farmers make better decisions before crises strike.
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With floral candles, Hmong sisters honor parents’ farming legacy 9.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Each November, the Hmong American Farmers Association offers artwork people can buy alongside produce grown by Hmong farmers. This year’s art — candles featuring flowers from a Hmong family’s field — comes with a good story.
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In a small Alaskan town, entrepreneurs attempt to go from food insecure to secure 28.9.2019 Energy & Climate |
Where food prices are 35 percent higher than the US mainland average, community members do what they can to address food insecurity.
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L.A. Farmers Market Guide: Heirloom apple picking 21.9.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

The deeply flavorful heirloom apples from two longtime local apple farmers are perfect for fall, as is a drive up to Oak Glen, where you can pick your own.

L.A. Farmers Market Guide: Cherry Bomb peppers aren't as explosive as you'd think 14.9.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Cherry Bomb peppers are more like mild jalapeños than the name suggests, and are unusually pretty and good for pickling too.

Made in Mexico: 6 Restaurants to Visit in Mexico City 30.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Chef Danny Mena shares his favorite spots in Mexico City
Hmong farmers, HealthEast write prescription for better health: Veggie boxes 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Eating healthy can be a challenge for people who lack access to fresh produce, or can’t afford it. The Hmong American Farmers Association and HealthEast have been trying to change that, and in turn, transform the doctor-patient relationship.
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The once-a-year ingredient you should order now 20.7.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Hatch chiles from New Mexico are around only once a year. Here's a recipe to use them in InstantPot pork tacos with a slaw of kohlrabi and mango.

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