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Local Burger on a mission to serve up fast, healthy, local food

In her two years in business, Hilary Brown has gotten more publicity for her Local Burger restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas, than your average restaurateur can hope to get in twenty. But, then, Brown isn’t your average restaurateur, and Local Burger isn’t your average restaurant. Brown is the...

Sustainably raised (pastured) turkey worth effort to get

I thought a lot about local food last night as I made the 28-mile (roundtrip) journey to get the turkey I'll roast for my family's Christmas dinner. Does it make a lot of sense, I wondered, for one person (me) to use over a gallon of gas to pick up one turkey? I have to conclude that it probably does not,...

Pharmaceutical rice stirs little dust in Kansas

A frustrated Dan Nagengast, executive director of the Kansas Rural Center, said after a recent forum on pharmaceutical crops that opponents needed to take the fight somewhere else. Some 35 to 40 people attended the forum in Topeka on Nov. 14, which provided a pile of handouts, but it got little press and...

State of local food not bad in this Plains city

Kei, a commenter on my blog, recently asked about what kind of produce is available these days in Kansas. A San Franciscan, she was surprised by the dearth of produce she found recently in New York compared with her home. Although I gave her a brief answer, I thought I’d check it out in a trip today...

Baumans Cedar Valley Farms: It takes a family to produce pastured eggs

Bonnie here: We're pleased to announce that Janet Majure, who has guest-posted for us peviously from Lawrence, Kansas, has donned an Ethicurean team apron. Janet is a mom and has written about cooking for years for newspapers; she started her blog, foodperson.com, in March. You can read more about her at...

Yes Dorothy, we’re still in Kansas

From our Kansas contributor, Janet Majure, whose blog is Foodperson.com. Note to RSS readers: You're missing a slideshow of images from the farm. Janet's Flickr set has full captions. If one thing stands out among the farms in the 2007 Kaw Valley Farm Tour this past weekend (Oct. 6-7), it's the remarkable...

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