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Cocktail Conference: Shaken or stirred? - Food - San Antonio Current

Cocktail Conference: Shaken or stirred? - Food - San Antonio Current | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
San Antonio restaurant and bar reviews, foodie chisme, special events, and mega deals. From tortas to tortellini, burgers to bubbly. Caution: Tender-mouthed food critics and rowdy whiskey drinkers hard at work.
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Wow, imagining what cocktail hour looks like at this conference.

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Chickens for Eggs - Recommendations for the best laying hens | Keeping Chickens: A Beginners Guide

If you want laying hens that will produce lots of eggs then these are my top 10 recommendations. (@olivia_solon To complement what @beanee says, particular breeds do tend to produce particular sizes.
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Urban chickens are suddenly the rage.  Here's a guide to make sure you're buying the right ones.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Never Met a Farmer's Market I Didn't Like

Never Met a Farmer's Market I Didn't Like | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Farmer's Market on Johns Island in South Carolina makes for a memorable stop for beautiful produce and flowers. (Never Met a Farmer's Market - I could pass by! Including this one on Johns Island!
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I guess I'd have to agree with this premise.

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India: Scientists produce new fruit preservation coating

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the fresh produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatch, and photo albums (RT @agriculturamex: India: Scientists produce new fruit preservation coating
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Hmmm... as if paraffin wasn't good enough.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Great Gifts for Food Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Great Gifts for Food Lovers | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
For aspiring chefs and people who just love to eat, a great gadget is a priceless gift to transform the kitchen experience. (Great toys for foodies!
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And for those of you who think this blog is anti-consumerist...

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'Farming Style' hits 10 million views

'Farming Style' hits 10 million views | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Three Kansas brothers took on PSY’s popular “Gangnam Style” song with their agriculture-centered parody, “Farming Style.” As it turns out, fans love it and are returning to the Peterson brothers for more galloping and on-the-farm fun.
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These guys are talented, no doubt.  And they can even toss a bale in rythym to the tune.

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Farming for Food Plus ~ Food+ Farming

Farming for Food Plus ~ Food+ Farming | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
UK: Projects are now trying to bring the management and appreciation of nature’s services – ecosystem services – to life.  Here is a case study I prepared for a seminar, part of one o...
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In England surveyors take the lead in agricultural planning.  It's a more traditional approach harkening back hundreds of years. Here in the states surveyors are more likely thought of as technicians.

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Welcome to Cherry Capital Foods - Cherry Capital Foods

Welcome to Cherry Capital Foods - Cherry Capital Foods | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Welcome to Cherry Capital Foods

Cherry Capital Foods is a unique food distributor based in Traverse City, Michigan. We work with farmers, growers and producers both locally and regionally but only from the state of Michigan.
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Make sure to see the CCF promo video on thier new site.

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OFC debate: Should the UK embrace mega-dairies? - 12/15/2012 - Farmers Weekly

OFC debate: Should the UK embrace mega-dairies? - 12/15/2012 - Farmers Weekly | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The importance of size in farming, and whether economies of scale are overstated, will be debated at the Oxford Farming Conference in January (The debate on scale in farming will continue into 2013: http://t.co/vg0H1Xp2)...
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To Mega, or not to Mega, that is the question.

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UCLA smartphone attachment detects food allergens

UCLA smartphone attachment detects food allergens | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a device called the iTube that turns a smartphone into an allergen sensor.
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Looks more like a small laboratory you strap your smart phone into.

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Project Hope dinner in Easton provides food, clothing to needy - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com

Project Hope dinner in Easton provides food, clothing to needy - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comProject Hope dinner in Easton provides food, clothing to needyThe Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comProject Hope Volunteers serve food to people, including Maxine DuVal, right, of Easton, during the Project...
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State cracks down on WIC and food stamp abuse

State cracks down on WIC and food stamp abuse | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
State and federal agents raided several locations around Georgia on Friday as part of a reported crackdown on WIC card and food stamp abuse. (Really? I'll believe it when I see it.
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This will be a bigger and continuing story as time goes on.  There's a lot of pressure on the Obama administration to deal with food stamp (welfare) fraud, (real or unreal or something else entirely).

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The FarmPlate Young Farmers Series: Brian Stroffolino from Oak Wood Farm | FarmPlate

The FarmPlate Young Farmers Series: Brian Stroffolino from Oak Wood Farm | FarmPlate | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Meet our latest young farmer! Brian Stroffolino from Oak Wood Farm in #VT talks about how he got started in farming http://t.co/8tfp8vyx
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Vermont just continues to "bring it".  

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Twitter / MoomahMagazine: If fruits and vegetables were ...

RT @MoomahMagazine: If fruits and vegetables were always displayed this beautifully, a healthy diet would be far more appealing! http://t.co/ItbVNrWm
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WFU This Week: Early bird Midwest CSA Conference registration extended until Friday, events and more!

WFU This Week: Early bird Midwest CSA Conference registration extended until Friday, events and more! | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
WFU This Week: Early bird Midwest CSA Conference registration extended until Friday, events and more! http://t.co/CIUFLaeT
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If you're looking at a CSA farm conference, this would be a good choice in the upper midwest.

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Do You Live in a Winter Farmer's Market Hotspot? | Rodale News

Do You Live in a Winter Farmer's Market Hotspot? | Rodale News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The buy local movement is now year-round. (Winter in the Big City is anything but a #local produce wasteland. http://t.co/p5xDUPnf)
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Ummm NO, but each year we seem to get closer to that end.

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Start a garden with food stamps

Start a garden with food stamps | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Families around the country are struggling to make ends meet with food stamps, but one Texas woman has found a little known option of the food stamp program to feed her family in the future.
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Exchange food stamps for seeds.

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Best Farming Class

Best Farming Class | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
City Chicken Workshop is, essentially, a master’s program in hen-ology, covering every last detail of raising fowl in the five boroughs. (RT @CircleVibe: Learn to farm in NYC!
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Nice that a farming class makes the Best Of list in New York magazine.  We've hit the bigtime!

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Edible Education 103 at UC Berkeley – Course lead by Michael Pollan — City Farmer News

Edible Education 103 at UC Berkeley – Course lead by Michael Pollan — City Farmer News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Edible Education 103 at UC Berkeley – Course lead by Michael Pollan: A Bee’s Eye View, by C... http://t.co/Mx6UE2f0 http://t.co/9ICOhKF8
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Don't miss these recorded lectures from the Urban Farming archive.  A great resource.

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Farming News - Indian research council in GM crop scandal

Farming News - Indian research council in GM crop scandal | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
UK: A panel of investigators appointed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has published its findings over a GM crop scandal that emerged last year.
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From the UK, stories of GMO crops and the scandals they bring with them.

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Verge Permaculture Grad Interview Series - Intro Video

The Verge Permaculture Grad Interview series tells the stories of 10 graduates from Verge's Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course, documenting what th...
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Nice short documentary on this extraordinary permaculture program.

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Portland food scraps, sewage in Washington County raise ire of residents ... - OregonLive.com

Portland food scraps, sewage in Washington County raise ire of residents ... - OregonLive.com | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
OregonLive.comPortland food scraps, sewage in Washington County raise ire of residents ...OregonLive.comA familiar situation – at least for residents – is now playing out in North Plains, where a nearby compost facility that accepts 150 tons a day...
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The Eden, often known as Portland, OR, gets some interesting stuff going on.  Paradise is NOT perfect people!

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Get serious about food safety this summer | Victorian Government

Get serious about food safety this summer | Victorian Government | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Australia:

Safe food practices are important all year round, but Victorian's should be particularly careful in summer when the risk of food poisoning is higher.
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It's summer in Australia and food safety is on the agenda.

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Food drive renews to help up to 30000 in OC - OCRegister

Food drive renews to help up to 30000 in OC - OCRegister | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Food drive renews to help up to 30000 in OCOCRegisterIRVINE – The cavernous warehouse looked like a real-life Santa's workshop Sunday with more than 350 volunteers hustling about a conveyor belt like elves assembling toys.
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Strapped Seattle food bank: 'We need the community' | Local & Regional ... - KOMO News

Strapped Seattle food bank: 'We need the community' | Local & Regional ... - KOMO News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
KOMO NewsStrapped Seattle food bank: 'We need the community' | Local & Regional ...KOMO News"To come to a food bank where people are working hard - working so hard from their hearts from the bottom of their souls to cater to the community - I...
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I try to keep up with food bank requests and news over the holidays.  It's this time of year when they are in the most urgent need.

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