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Cooking Tips and Secrets, Chef Chuck Kerber | Pittsburgh Hot Plate

Cooking Tips and Secrets, Chef Chuck Kerber | Pittsburgh Hot Plate | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Fish farming raises tourism fears

Fish farming raises tourism fears | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

NEW ZEALAND:  There are claims the Malborough Sounds will be ruined by four new salmon farms given the go-ahead.

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Up here in Michigan (across the pond as it were) fish farming is only now becoming a frequent topic of conversation.

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New community garden funded - Register Pajaronian

New community garden funded - Register Pajaronian | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
New community garden funded Register Pajaronian WATSONVILLE — Watsonville is posed to get a new community orchard thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped raise more than $9,000 for the project spearheaded by Mesa Verde Gardens, a...
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Kickstarter and agriculture

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Food Photography – An Introduction

Food Photography – An Introduction | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Food #Photography – an Introduction http://t.co/p6L5OdnA
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As most everyone with an iPhone will know first hand, take photos of food that are as appetizing as the subject is no easy task.  Here are some tips.

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White House Stops Interfering in Approval of GM Salmon

White House Stops Interfering in Approval of GM Salmon | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration today released an electronic version of its environmental assessment for a genetically modified salmon developed by AquaBounty Technologies—effectively giving its preliminary seal of approval on the first...
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Hmmmm... something to ponder indeed.

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Crop issues test Coachella Valley vegetable producers - Western Farm Press

Crop issues test Coachella Valley vegetable producers - Western Farm Press | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Crop issues test Coachella Valley vegetable producers
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Pests, diseases, and other issues in vegetable crops grown in California's Coachella Valley have some producers sleeping with one eye open.
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In many parts of the country without our wintery bliss, the farms have sizable issues year-round.

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CherryFlex I Red Tart Cherry Fruit Gel Manufacturer

CherryFlex I Red Tart Cherry Fruit Gel Manufacturer | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Cherry Flex is made right here in my backyard.  Good stuff too.  Cherries! Yumm!

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Cherry Flex, a local food supplement here in Northwest Michigan.

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Plano farmers market officially in the works as both city council, public come ... - Pegasus News

Plano farmers market officially in the works as both city council, public come ... - Pegasus News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Plano farmers market officially in the works as both city council, public come ...
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It is a good day for small businesses and small farmers." The market will be located at Fairview Farms, 3314 N.
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Plano, Texas representing! 

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Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Offering Workshops in 2013 - Wisconsin Ag Connection

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Offering Workshops in 2013 - Wisconsin Ag Connection | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Offering Workshops in 2013
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Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Offering Workshops in 2013. Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/20/2012.
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Wisconsin offering several farm-centric workshops designed to build business skills.

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NYC milk distributor closes, 150 jobs lost

NYC milk distributor closes, 150 jobs lost | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's largest dairy distributors has closed its doors after losing its main milk distribution contract.
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Year-long wait for dried fruit almost over

Year-long wait for dried fruit almost over | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Dried fruit is a delicacy beloved of all Britons, but they abstain from it during the year so that mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake will taste even more delicious. Mother-of-two Emma Bradford said: “After twelve ...
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Sitting in Traverse City, MI it's difficult to imagine waiting for dried fruit.

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Evernote Food goes full circle on iOS: now on iPad along with all ...

Evernote Food goes full circle on iOS: now on iPad along with all ... | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
After being quite the hit amongst iPhone and iPod touch users, the Evernote Food application was bound to make its way to the iPad at some point. The.
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If you use a MAC, Evernote is essential.  Now they've got a special app designed to keep your food obsession well fed.

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15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee - The Oatmeal

15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee - The Oatmeal | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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An informative (non-political) poster on the history of coffee... at least the 15 most important things you should know.  Well done infographic.

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This old prison in Illinois may be transformed into a farming paradise | Grist

This old prison in Illinois may be transformed into a farming paradise | Grist | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
RT @TheYarden: This old prison in Illinois may be transformed into a farming paradise | Grist http://t.co/vLq41dxZ
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As if farming isn't already looked upon as a life sentence.  But it does bring to mind interesting solutions to otherwise underutilized public property.

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This is the second garden in my project to create...

This is the second garden in my project to create... | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
This is the second garden in my project to create free food for my community… My neighbour has a slightly different landscape, and so instead of a layered mulch to build up beds, we have placed a...
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This is a great idea. Growing food for the specific purpose of serving others. Many of the CSAs I know set aside a portion of thier gardens for charity.

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012 | Art21

Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012 | Art21 | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year's best food-art projects.
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All food, done right, is art in my opinion.

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Wine & Food Pairing Chart

Wine & Food Pairing Chart | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Quick wine & food pairings chart gives you at a glance suggestions to matching your favorite foods to complementary wines. Use as a resource for your bar's wine rack or for selecting tonight's meal.
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Nice chart to print and hang on your fridge next to your kid's tempera hand print.

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Food Fight Friday: Chicken-Fried Moose vs. Venison Sausage

Food Fight Friday: Chicken-Fried Moose vs. Venison Sausage | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Let’s all welcome newcomer Travis Miller to Food Fight Fridays. This is Miller’s first submission and he created an account just to get it in on the action. (Food Fight Friday: Chicken-Fried Moose vs.
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It's the holiday.  Wild game is a very traditional staple in the circles I travel. Hater gotta hate, but I'll go for the Chicken-fried Moose!

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Occupy Monsanto » Uniformed Secret Service Agents Arrest Organic Consumers Association Political Director as She Tries to Deliver Petitions for GMO Labeling to Michelle Obama

Occupy Monsanto » Uniformed Secret Service Agents Arrest Organic Consumers Association Political Director as She Tries to Deliver Petitions for GMO Labeling to Michelle Obama | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Uniformed Secret Service Arrest OCA Director as She Tries to Deliver Petitions for #GMO Labeling to Michelle Obama http://t.co/MyMUwTmQ
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Monsanto seems to be ever in our way.

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The Intentional Minimalist

The Intentional Minimalist | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it

Minimalist farm-to-table recipes created with local fresh produce paired with homemade infused oils, dressings, marinades, pestos and sauces.  By eating seasonally, we reap the benefits of good health through nutrition from fresh, unprocessed and sustainable produce.

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Kristin cooks up some amazing dishes in her little kitchen at the Village Commons.  And most of them are born from the farms and fields and gardens in our own backyard.

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Becoming a permaculture parent - 4 steps to improve family communication

Becoming a permaculture parent - 4 steps to improve family communication | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Christmas is a time when we turn more of our attention to family life. We look at how permaculture principles can inform our parenting to create happier, healthier families. (RT @AustinPermies: Just in time for the holidays ...
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Permaculture as a parenting strategy and skill set.

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Victory in Michigan! Shady Grove Farm Protected by Right to Farm Act

Victory in Michigan! Shady Grove Farm Protected by Right to Farm Act | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
For Immediate Release Watch the Shady Grove slideshow Falls Church, Virginia (December 19, 2012) — Fund members Randy and Libby Buchler of Shady Grove Farm learned today that their farming operation in Forsyth Township, Michigan can continue.
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Thanks to our friend Penny K for posting this.

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How to build a tunnel for your vegetable garden

How to build a tunnel for your vegetable garden | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
If building a greenhouse seems too complicated and expensive but you want to keep on growing your vegetables during the winter, there’s a solution that suits you perfectly: a tunnel.Similar to a greenhouse but smaller, a tunnel is half-cylinder...
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I call them hoop houses and you call them tunnels.

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Food bank getting a shot in the arm exactly when it's needed the most - Arizona Daily Star

Food bank getting a shot in the arm exactly when it's needed the most - Arizona Daily Star | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Food bank getting a shot in the arm exactly when it's needed the most Arizona Daily Star This holiday season the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is opening its doors each morning to lines of people waiting for emergency food boxes - a...
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We like to track food bank needs this time of year.

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