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Mutable Maize

Mutable Maize | Local Foods | Scoop.it
“You can give an overview of the history of corn,” said John T. Edge in his confident, persuasive voice, ignoring my demurral that in spite of lots of experience with corn in Mexico, I …
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These Egg Shell Seed Starters Make The Cutest Garden

These Egg Shell Seed Starters Make The Cutest Garden | Local Foods | Scoop.it
And you're even reducing your waste at the same time

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A great idea for starting garden plants.
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2015 USA Seafood Statistics

2015 USA Seafood Statistics | Local Foods | Scoop.it
"A recent report, Fisheries of the United States, 2015, provides insight into U.S. per capita seafood consumption, aquaculture production, the U.S. seafood processing industry, imports and exports, and domestic supply of fishery products."
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Fisheries of the United States (FUS) provides a snapshot of data on U.S. commercial fisheries landings and value, recreational catches, and other information.
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McLeod’s Community Garden : Bette Midler's Green Thumb Revitalizes Community Gardens

McLeod’s Community Garden : Bette Midler's Green Thumb Revitalizes Community Gardens | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Tour eight amazing public spaces transformed by the actress’s New York Restoration Project

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:10 PM

Another reason to love the Divine Ms. Bette Middler. I learned about her endeavors around the time that I was gardening at one of Seattle's community gardens or P-Patches, named after the farmer Picardo who donated his land to the city under the condition that people would get to grow vegetables and such for their own and the community's benefit.

 

Since growing vegetables without pesticides is practically impossible if your neighbors are using chemicals on their plot, gardening at the Seattle P-Patches would across the board be an organic endeavor. 

 

As a native Dutch speaker, who a long time ago was wed to a scientist specialized in organic chemistry, "organic" gardening seemed an unnecessary redundancy, how could you garden other than organically, I thought. Perhaps natural would be more to the point.

 

Natural gardening? What's that? 

 

Never mind. Take in what can happen when people take it upon them to clear wasteland and make it into a space with natural beauty, albeit cultured or cultivated. 

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2016-17 Maryland Oyster Season

2016-17 Maryland Oyster Season | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Maryland’s 2016-2017 public oyster harvest season begins Oct. 1 and runs through March 31.
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Beginning Nov. 1, harvest methods will include sail dredging and power dredging in designated areas of Calvert, Dorchester, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties.
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West Virginia Nature Wonder Weekend 2016

West Virginia Nature Wonder Weekend 2016 | Local Foods | Scoop.it
The 49th annual Nature Wonder Weekend, North America's premier and longest-running wild foods event, will be held Sept. 16–18, 2016, at North Bend State Park in West Virginia.
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Nature Wonder Weekend includes speakers, presentations, nature walks, and collection and preparation of wild foods.
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 Locals Seafood

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Our mission is to sell the freshest possible seafood caught by North Carolina fishermen.
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Locals Seafood hand picks the best catch from fishermen and fish houses on the coast.
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New Orleans Slow Fish 2016 – Fresh Seafood

New Orleans Slow Fish 2016 – Fresh Seafood | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Slow Food New Orleans will host Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans, March 10-13, 2016 at the Old US Mint and French Market. The gathering marks the first time a Slow Fish event has been held in the western hemisphere.
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Slow Fish is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students, and food artisans to address environmental, ecological, economic, and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers, and cultural seafood systems.
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Fruits and Vegetables Photos

Fruits and Vegetables Photos | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Fruits, vegetables, and other food items are popular subjects for photography. Although many foods are widely available, they can be a challenge to photograph.
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Fruits and vegetables can be found at farms, orchards, gardens, food wholesalers, produce auctions, farm stores, produce stands, farmers markets, festivals, and other sources.

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July 2012 food and drink events and festivals by Simon Ward

July 2012 food and drink events and festivals by Simon Ward | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Here are our picks of July's hottest foodie occasions.

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Mid Atlantic News: savefarmfamilies.org

On September 15, 2011 The Wicomico County Young Farmers and Ranchers, the Maryland Farm Bureau, and Perdue announced the launch of SaveFarmFamilies.org, a group of agriculture interests who have come together to raise much-needed funds for the legal defense of a Berlin, Maryland farm family involved in a protracted and crippling lawsuit with the New York-basedWaterkeeper Alliance since March 2010.

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Hampton Roads Spot Fishing

From late summer through early fall, spot are abundant in the waters around Hampton Roads Virginia.

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2016-2017 Maine Scallop Season – Fresh Seafood

2016-2017 Maine Scallop Season – Fresh Seafood | Local Foods | Scoop.it
The 2016-2017 Maine Scallop Season is off to a strong start, according to an early report from Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR).
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Maine scallop harvesters report landing some of the largest scallops in recent memory.
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Rhode Island Winter Farmers Markets

Rhode Island Winter Farmers Markets | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Rhode Island winter farmers markets are being highlighted through the “Get Fresh. Buy Local” campaign, a program from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
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Local markets will feature an array of products from Rhode Island, including fresh seafood, meats, produce, prepared foods, and gifts.
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At Seattle Tilth People Become Organic Gardeners

At Seattle Tilth People Become Organic Gardeners | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Learn about Seattle Tilth's mission, vision and history, see staff and board listings, and find contact information.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:53 PM

My first garden in Seattle was 10' x 10', I practiced square foot gardening, but only after sifting the soil for rocks and pebbles. P-Patches in Seattle are all organic, no pesticides allowed. One of my favorite gardens is Bradner in the Mount Baker neighborhood where Tilth Master gardeners share their expertise in exemplary plots.

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How to Grow Your Own Endless Mushrooms At Home

How to Grow Your Own Endless Mushrooms At Home | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture @ Flickr Compost, Wood Chips, and Other Organic Substrates Ideal for indoor container cultivation or for an outdoor mushroom patch, these types of decomposers can be grown in trays, bags, jars, terrariums,...
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Endless mushrooms?
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Are Lionfish Edible?

Are Lionfish Edible? | Local Foods | Scoop.it
The lionfish, a native of the Western Pacific Ocean, is a venomous, voracious predator that’s flourishing in coastal waters of the U.S. Southeast and the Caribbean.
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Lionfish fillets are becoming a popular form of seafood.
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Wild Gulf Shrimp Win Taste Test – Fresh Seafood

Wild Gulf Shrimp Win Taste Test – Fresh Seafood | Local Foods | Scoop.it
Consumers who participate in blind taste tests tend to prefer the taste of wild-caught Gulf shrimp over that of pond-raised, imported products, according to Dave Burrage, Mississippi State University Extension Service fisheries specialist.
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Lower priced imported shrimp are handled as commodities, while wild-caught Gulf shrimp can be handled and marketed as specialty products.
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Washington DC Food Tank Summit 2016 – Fresh Seafood

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, will host the 2nd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit, April 20-21, 2016 at the School of International Service.
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Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together at the Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit.
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The Local Food Movement Has Tripled in 20 Years, and Now Critics Are Taking ... - AlterNet

The Local Food Movement Has Tripled in 20 Years, and Now Critics Are Taking ... - AlterNet | Local Foods | Scoop.it

eWhy are some trying to tear down this movement?

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The interest in local foods is likely to continue, despite challenges.

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2 more Maine towns pass local foods ordinance | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

2 more Maine towns pass local foods ordinance | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Local Foods | Scoop.it

Maine towns are passing this ordinance as a struggle for transparency and the fundamental right to access foods of our choosing.


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Audit urges stronger enforcement of organic foods - EurActiv

Audit urges stronger enforcement of organic foods - EurActiv | Local Foods | Scoop.it
EurActivAudit urges stronger enforcement of organic foodsEurActivIndependent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics.

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BaltimoreDIY: How to Market in Baltimore

BaltimoreDIY: How to Market in Baltimore | Local Foods | Scoop.it

The door-to-door market seems to be a helpful model so far.

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www.onlyatfarmersmarkets.com - Home

www.onlyatfarmersmarkets.com - Home | Local Foods | Scoop.it

OnlyatFarmersMarkets.com promotes the richness of farmers markets by serving as a clearinghouse for customers and growers nationwide.

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