Local Food

The local food production industry so far has mostly been constrained to a niche market—expensive and available only to a small percentage of consumers. A project in Portland is working to change that.
Oct 21, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
A new report from The Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force calls for the government to take steps to increase accessibility to local, healthy food in urban areas.
Oct 6, 2010   Good
The farmers market trend has gotten so popular that West Coast chain Safeway tried setting up some stands of fruits and veggies outside their store with a sign saying "Farmers Market". Locals called them on it.
Sep 28, 2010   Grist
Local food advocates have promoted the idea of only eating food raised within 50 miles of your home. But how about 2 blocks? A Vancouver neighborhood experiments in communal growing.
Sep 23, 2010   The Vancover Sun
Online tools designed to connect local farmers with consumers are helping sustain the local food and urban agriculture movements.
Sep 16, 2010   Next American City
Gene Fredericks wants to turn empty big box stores into hydroponic and aquaponic growing centers using the latest technologies.
Sep 2, 2010   Grist
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of farmers markets in the United States, with a 214% increase since 2000.
Aug 9, 2010   Grist
Patrick Martins, CEO of a sustainable meat company, says that Americans should embrace slaughterhouses in their cities.
Jun 18, 2010   Grist
What can you do with an old crane factory? Turn it into a fish farm, and a hydroponic produce operation.
May 17, 2010   Wall Street Journal
The local food movement is growing in popularity, but a lack of related agricultural and processing infrastructure is holding back its spread.
Mar 31, 2010   The New York Times
An art group called Fallen Fruit promotes the idea of public fruit trees for general consumption by all. But on a trip to Madrid to plant trees, the government refused their intervention, saying that trees were architecture for the city, not food.
Mar 3, 2010   GOOD Magazine