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Building Community Through Food Donations

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Nugget Markets partners with local food recovery program to feed those in need In Marin County, one of the wealthiest counties in America, one in five residents is food insecure. That’s nearly 50,000 people in Marin, half of them children and elderly, who don’t have a steady supply of nutritious food on which they can depend. Many…

Food Is Free Project

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Fresh, healthy, nourishing food is a human necessity. However, in modern society, food often comes with high out-of-pocket and environmental costs, is increasingly depleted of nutrients and is produced miles from where it is enjoyed, offering consumers little to no connection to the farmer or the growing process. These troubling aspects of modern food production…

Waste-Free Lifestyle: Reusable Lunchbox

Very few of us ever recycle plastic bags or wraps, especially when we are on the go.  What does this mean for the big picture?  In the US alone, our landfills are packed with an extraordinary portion of the 380 billion plastic bags and wraps that we consume each year, which can take hundreds to thousands of years to degrade. As far as cost goes, ECOlunchboxes.com released a report that an average family with two children and one parent packing lunches spends around $132 on plastic bags alone annually, not taking into account the cost of disposable utensils, napkins, and…

Foraged & Wild Foods

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You don’t need to live in the deep woods to find foraged foods. From herbs to berries to mushrooms, you can find an abundance of food if you know how to look. Why forage? To take part in an industrial agricultural system means to be dependent on a system of food cultivation over which one…

Native Foods Vegan Cafe

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Vegan is going mainstream It wasn’t long ago that eating vegan was a difficult thing to commit to, and eating out was nearly impossible.  The past few years have seen interest in plant based eating on the rise in the United States, and with it a flourishing of vegan cuisine.  Whether you’re baking up a…

Sustainable Food in New Orleans

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Grow Dat On our farm we work collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local…

Real Food Kitchen: DIY Dried Fruit

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Use an inexpensive dehydrator to make the most of a season’s harvest, and to make sure your pantry is stocked with high quality, real ingredients. It’s easy to dry your own fruit using an inexpensive dehydrator, and the taste and nutritive value are much better than store-bought dried fruits.

How To Buy Ethical Food On A Budget

Our best tips to help you eat nutritious, local, ethical and organic food for less 1. Drastically reduce the amount of processed foods you buy Processed foods can cost five times as much as home made, and often the ingredients are low quality.  Even certified organic processed foods can actually contain more filler, sugar and…

Waste-Free Kitchen Holiday Tips

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With the appropriate planning, you can save money this holiday season without throwing your food ethics out the window.  Forget canned green beans, factory farmed turkey and pre-packaged stuffing.  This year, serve your family a healthy, delicious holiday feast and avoid food waste. The winter holidays are all about abundance—being surrounded by friends and family,…

The Beacon Food Forest

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The next time you run low on fruits and veggies, instead of driving to the grocery store, how about taking the kids on a trip to the food forest to see what’s in season? Seattle is creating just such an edible landscape. Imagine yourself in a forest in which almost every plant, shrub, and tree…

Chefs Sourcing Sustainable Seafood

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The US produces more than 100 aquatic species for consumption, making the management of these fisheries an important topic in both environmental and ethical terms. As the demand for sustainable seafood increases, so has the focus on sustainable seafood practices in a chef’s culinary education.

Zero Waste: Let’s Count The Ways

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Restaurants are a significant source of pollution—from food waste to spent cooking oil to toxic chemicals. Eden Canon explores the ways in which the restaurant industry is cleaning up its act. From making simple changes, such as setting up recycling programs, to working with the city to turn spent cooking oil into biofuel that run city buses, restaurants are taking up the challenge to go green.

Annabelle Randles: What are the benefits of being flexitarian?

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For some people, adopting a strict vegan or vegetarian diet — whether it’s for health, social, environmental or animal welfare-related reasons — can be a challenge. Embracing the flexitarian approach, however, offers meat lovers the perfect, self-determined degree of wiggle room. Flexitarianism simply advocates plant-based diets that include the occasional steak or pork chop, allowing adherents the flexibility…

Sustainable Kitchen Guide

How to cook, clean, reduce waste and shop for the healthiest food within your budget How to buy meat There are many reasons to avoid eating meat unless you know how it was produced. Learn what the issues are, how to navigate the confusing world of meat labels and use our checklist to find the…

Family Cooking From Scratch

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How to cook healthy, home made meals and snacks your kids will love. We all know by now that the best way to ensure healthy eating is to get in the kitchen and cook. Cooking your own food allows you to know and control what’s in it, and to source the best quality ingredients. But for many there is a gulf between knowing they should be cooking more and actually figuring out how to put home cooked healthy meals on their family’s table and in their kids’ lunch boxes day after day. That’s when clean food bloggers like Jacquelyn of…

Sustainable Restaurants: Haven Houston

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If you think of Texas as dry and dusty, Houston will surprise you. It’s hot, sure, but also humid, almost lushly so, thanks to its location on the Gulf of Mexico. That prime seaside spot also lets chef Evans play with a wide variety of seafood. The result? Dishes like his signature shrimp corn dogs with Tabasco mash remoulade.

Certifying Sustainability

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Defining sustainability in the restaurant industry, let alone measuring it, has proven to be an incredibly difficult task. A range of new businesses have emerged to help analyze a restaurant’s sustainability as well as provide certification for businesses to stand as a visual indicator to their customers of a restaurant’s ethical values—helping diners make smart choices.

Compostable Containers Gaining Ground

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It used to be that to-go packaging, save Chinese take-out, was made out of Styrofoam which came complete with a set of plastic cutlery. Today restaurants are switching to packaging made from biodegradable plastics or recycled paper products, printed with vegetable-based inks. Whether through a restaurant’s own motivation or a city’s ordinance, the world of to-go packaging is looking increasingly compostable.

Sustainable Farming in Bali | Ben Ripple of Big Tree Farms

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On the forefront of developing sustainable, community enhancing food systems in Bali, Indonesia Expats Ben and Blair Ripple left their organic farming jobs in Washington and moved to Bali, Indonesia, in the late 90s. Since then, they’ve been become somewhat famous in their efforts to bring artisinal Indonesian products to a larger market and to establish and…

Interview With Mark Shepard of New Forest Farm

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Working with and within nature using perennial food crops and restoration agriculture. Mark Shepard has created something of an environmental oasis at his Wisconsin homestead, New Forest Farm. Shepard, a farmer and author, is a longtime proponent of restoration agriculture, the practice of recreating healthy, naturally occurring, economically viable perennial farms. Packed with biodiversity, these…

Daily Bread: Doing Business and Doing Good

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JP and Michelle MacFadyen are dedicated to sustainable practices in their restaurant and to sharing the bounty of their bakery with others through local food donations to feed the hungry. By now we’re all familiar with the locavore ideal: buy food from local producers, family farms and businesses. In the pursuit of this ideal, sometimes…