Browsing the "produce" Tag

Mexico City’s Green Revolution

November 30th, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

At Ecolocalizer we are always looking for the ways that the spirit of humanity is continually find its way back to nature. I ran across this article today, and was very inspired to read about how the people in Mexico City are bringing green back to a city that has been notoriously dangerous and polluted for decades.


Stockbox Grocery Opens First Storefront in Seattle’s South Park Neighborhood

August 15th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Last year at the Slow Money Gathering in San Francisco, I was really impressed with a presentation that I heard from one of the founders of Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery in Washington. Her idea was simple and innovative — retrofit shipping containers to sell healthy food and produce in underserved neighborhoods. The easily portable container could be placed in industrial areas and regions where food deserts now prevail, instantly providing better access to fresh groceries


Greening the Food Deserts of East Los Angeles

March 18th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Food insecurity is huge problem in our nation. More families are now in need of food stamps than ever before in the history of our country, and in many neighborhoods liquor stores far outnumber produce markets. However, in the barren food deserts of East Los Angeles, a few small oases of healthy food options are beginning to sprout


Vote for America’s Favorite Farmers Markets

August 17th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Once you taste freshness it's hard to pick up a vegetable that's been carted across the country for several days. One way to keep interest in local farms is to promote activities like voting for America's Favorite Farmer's Market


Celebrating Seasonal Riches at the Farmer’s Market

August 9th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

My favorite way to celebrate the embarrassment of riches that is California’s seasonal produce is to take a trip to our local farmer's market. It is a weekly ritual that we enjoy as one of life's simple pleasures; the outing provides social opportunities to interact with my neighbors, and it is also much more fun than just an ordinary grocery shopping chore


Eating More Sustainably and Locally – Now There’s an App for That

April 26th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

If you are committed to buying food that is produced locally and sustainably now you have more help in finding it. You can use your smart phone, tablet or computer to locate information about various regional foods, whether your goal is to find some fresh organic kale from a nearby farm, or to trace a tainted food product in the case of a contamination or recall. The interest in mapping where food comes from and tracing the supply chain of food has resulted in some innovative web based tools that are creating transparency in the food supply. Some of these food maps are being built through citizen participation for data gathering, and the more people that participate the more complete and useful the maps become


Bringing Real Food to the People: The Guerilla Garden Ninjas City Co-Op

March 21st, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

It's a challenge creating access to healthy, affordable food in many urban neighborhoods. The following inspiring story was published on Eco Etsy last week, and it features the efforts of Juanita Rivas-Raymer, who has been able to do just that. She has succeeded in combining the concept of a community garden with a food-swapping co-operative


Hayes Valley Urban Farm Blossoms

September 16th, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter

I can not think of a better example of a shining hope for our collective sustainable future than the Hayes



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