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Localvores Rejoice! 2008 Boasts Record Number of US Farmers’ Markets

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) division tracks the number of farmers’ markets operating in the United States. As the graph above shows, they are reporting that the number of markets operating in the country has been increasing steadily since 1994 and has topped a whopping 4,685 this year!

If you’d like to see the markets operating in your area, AMS operates this searchable database where you can find markets by name, location, or forms of payment.

It’s great to see a resurgence of local food production and local consumers. Let’s keep it up!

The chart above courtesy of La Vida Locavore.

A Simple Way to Grow Fresh Greens Indoors This Winter

Just because the temperatures have started to drop doesn’t mean you have to live without fresh greens until next Spring. With author and gardener Peter Burke’s innovative method of growing soil sprouts indoors, you can grow nutrient-dense greens all year long at a fraction of the cost of buying at market. Burke’s new book, Year-Round Indoor Salad […] Read More..

Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Pancake

When most people think pancakes, they think breakfast. But for Amy Halloran, breakfast is only the start.Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, is a self-described pancake connoisseur. From a young age, she was entranced by the magic of bubbly batter rising to fluffy cakes on the griddle. Over time, her love of pancakes developed […] Read More..

May Roundup: News, Views & Stuff You Can Use

The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases.Permaculture Advice For Beginners. Hint: Start Small  Interested in applying a permaculture approach to your land, but […] Read More..

Tasty Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds

As much as we love pumpkins, sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out how to take advantage of all those nourishing seeds. Packed with rich nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, and plant-based omega-3s, these seeds are certainly worth the extra effort in the kitchen.  If you’re tired of the standard roasting drill, try some […] Read More..

Poisoned for Profit, How Toxins are Making our Children Chronically Ill

Alice Shabecoff, author of Poisoned for Profit along with her husband Philip, speaks to a meeting of the National Disease Clusters Alliance. The book was written to answer the question, “Why is my child sick?” The answer, according to the Shabecoffs’, is constant exposure to toxic chemical by-products from industrial processes–and millions of children are […] Read More..
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