Posts tagged local vegetables


10 Ways To Trick Your Kids Into Eating Veggies

You have enough to worry about already when it comes to your children. Choosing the right family doctor, treating scrapes and bruises, and ensuring that your kid sees just as much sunshine as he does television (or more) can feel like a full-time job all on its own. As eating right is the foundation of …

Shopping With a Mirror and Other Crazy New Healthy Food Tips

What does it take to get shoppers to eat organic, local vegetables? Would you believe that it might be as simple as some yellow tape, a mirror or a list of a store’s best-selling produce? Most Americans haven’t been responding to more in-your-face healthy food tips, so researchers in New Mexico are trying out gentler …

10 Edible Plants You Totally Ignore

What would you say if someone told you that your backyard is teeming with edible plants, even though you don’t have a garden? Would it shock you to learn that we often needlessly throw away the stems, leaves and roots of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables? Even sustainable food experts might be surprised …

What is the 100-Mile Diet?

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to leave processed food behind and just live off the land around you? Can you picture a life of fresh local vegetables and fruit instead of pre-packed dinners shipped halfway across the country? It’s hard to believe that it’s even possible today, but getting everything …

How Does the U.S. Farm Bill Affect Sustainable Food?

With Congressional approval ratings somehow hitting a new low every year, you don’t need to explain why you might’ve tuned out debate over the federal Farm Bill. Even hardcore supporters of sustainable food probably lack the time and energy to keep up with the House and the Senate as they work to pass this huge …