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Postcard from Portland, ME: Even Andrew Zimmern knows that Rabelais is the place to be

Should you find yourself in Portland, Maine, on the first Friday of the month, you can participate in the monthly art-walk, a self-guided tour of local galleries, studios, museums, and other venues. There are plenty to choose from —62 venues in June ’08, to be exact. One of those venues might Rabelais. You...

The Cereality show, coming to a college town near you!

This guest post is by Tracy Lerman, who likes to cook food from the Santa Cruz farmers market and ride her bike by the ocean. In her spare time Tracy works at the Organic Farming Research Foundation doing policy advocacy and organizing. Recently a new “restaurant” opened up where I live. This eating...

Marie Catrib’s: Finding love, and community, in the center of the G-Rap universe

The following is a guest post from Stephanie Pierce in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stephanie writes, dreams, and plans at Fourth Sector Consulting, a for-benefit company that works only with mission-driven organizations. Her unofficial title is Practical Wonderer. Stephanie is a graduate of Albion College,...

Chewin’ in Charleston

Noshette and I went down south to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend a wedding of an old childhood friend of hers and we did a little bit of Ethicureanating while we were there. (once the word Ethicurean gets an entry in the dictionary, we'll have to figure out how to conjugate it.) A quick bit of...

Foraging in Quebec

This week was Noshette's birthday, and among the many things we did to celebrate was to have dinner at Les Jardins Sauvages, which in English means "the wild gardens", a woodland table restaurant in St.Roch de l'Achigan. (Since I no longer go by the name "Nosher", Noshette will now be...

Getting a feel for Philadelphia’s local-food scene

Note to RSS readers: Flash-based slideshow is embedded in post. When you come from a smaller city in a rural area and your main local-foods choices consist of a couple of upscale restaurants or your own home cooking (with produce from the farmers market, of course), sometimes you want to know what it's like...

Digest – Features: Heirloom bees, canning is hot, raw-milk cheesemakers unite

Bee-coming an apiarist: Keeping bees is a dying pastime, so much so that the "heirloom" strains of native bees have almost vanished. Can people with just a few hives in their backyard really make any difference? (New York Times) "Pickling is the new knitting": The services of Harlem...

Vermont Diary – Part I

I just came back from 2 amazing days in Northern Vermont. You see, I was hired to be a chauffeur to an evil capitalist management consultant who was going to a small Vermont town - with or without me - to convince a nice small-town Vermont construction company owner to diversify and morph into a greedy...

Digest – Features & Blogsnacks: Demand for school gardens, Barber on high-tech eco-farmers

Greening the curriculum: California is the first state to allocate $ 15 million to support gardens in the state's 6,000 schools, and teachers and school officials are lining up to fin out how to get funding and start digging. (San Francisco Chronicle) Molecular agronomy?: Some sustainable farmers are...

Digest – News and Commentary: canned food recall, Farm Bill happenings, soda sagas

Botulism alert boosted: The recall of canned meat products made by Castleberry's Food Co. (under many, many labels) has expanded to cover almost 100 products. The article has a list of brand names and a contact number. (San Francisco Chronicle (AP)) (More information: the official FDA press release and some...

Digest – Features: toxic gardens, green restaurants, stylish shopping bags

A side of sustainability: Solar water-heated dishwashers, biodiesel delivery trucks, local produce are all part of the burgeoning trend of "green" restaurants in Los Angeles. Russ Parsons tries to make sense of the claims, shows what restaurateurs are doing (and are not doing, like totally giving...

Digest – news and commentary: People’s Grocery, Wendy’s plans, Alice speaks

Feeling a little bit unethical?: The Wendy's fast food chain is improving its animal welfare practices by setting up a preferential buying program that rewards pork producers that don't use gestation crates (cages so small that a pregnant or nursing sow can't turn around) and chicken producers using a less...

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