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Getting By, Getting Ahead: Sustainability Challenge

Getting By, Getting Ahead: Sustainability Challenge | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Smith’s growing operation is a good example of what is happening across the Monadnock region. Situated away from any busy interstates, this rural corner of southwestern New Hampshire is relatively isolated. That’s created a strong sense of localism among residents.

 

The area is well known for its strong Buy Local movement, and its growing demand for locally sourced food. According to the latest Census of Agriculture, between 2002 and 2007, the number of farms in Cheshire and Hillsborough counties grew by about 30 percent. Most of those are small farms, and many of them are CSAs, like Smith’s.

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Study: Spinach makes you stronger

Study: Spinach makes you stronger | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study presented Monday showing why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger.

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy Organic Foods

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Organic Foods | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

While I typically try to eat local, seasonal food, every once in a while I will crave something that isn’t in season here in Chicago.

 

So last week I stopped into Whole Foods to pick up a cucumber and grapes, and since those are two items on the “Dirty Dozen” list of produce with the most pesticides, I opted for organic.

 

Not really paying attention to the price, I was met with a bit of sticker shock when the cashier told me the damage: $9.29! For a bag of grapes and a cucumber!

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