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March 2011

New Study to Assess Economic Prospects for Food Localization in Colorado

More great news on the local food front (see Tuesday’s featured post), this time from Transition Colorado. See the press release below to find out more. February 2011, Boulder, CO: “As Colorado transitions towards a sustainable future, food will play an increasingly significant role in shaping the local economy,” says Michael Brownlee, co-founder of Transition […]

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Why the Government’s Unemployment Rate is Dangerously Deceptive – And the Dark Reality it Hides

The following post comes to us from Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It. It appeared originally on the web at I’m here to confirm everyone’s gut sense that the way the government measures […]

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Speculators & Oil Cost Are To Blame For Gas Prices, Not The Middle East

by Jamie Court, author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell. While skirmishes in Libya and uncertainty in the Middle East are nice cover for outrageous gasoline prices, the fact is the same old suspects are making a killing from sky-high gas prices approaching $4 dollars per gallon in California: big oil companies and greedy […]

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Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares a finalist for 2011 IACP Cookbook Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that Greg Marley’s book, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms, is a finalist for a 2011 IACP Cookbook Award in the Culinary History category. Read the official press release here. The awards, distributed by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, are a “prestigious honor considered the […]

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Maine Town Passes Landmark Local Food Ordinance

The following press release was provided by Food for Maine’s Future on March 7th. SEDGWICK,  MAINE – On Saturday, March 5, residents of a small coastal town in  Maine voted unanimously to adopt the Local Food and Self-Governance  Ordinance, setting a precedent for other towns looking to preserve  small-scale farming and food processing. Sedgwick, located […]

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A Rollicking Quest for Chiles ‘Along The Pepper Trail’

Jill Koenigsdorf of the Santa Fe New Mexican published the following review this week of our newest title, Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, and Gary Paul Nabhan. Read on! Everyone loves a book that has a good quest at its center, be it a great white […]

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A Masterpiece Written In Our Own Era

The following review was written by Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Renewing America’s Food Traditions and co-author of the newly released Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots on the Pepper Trail.  It appeared originally online at his website, Without question, the most remarkable horticultural history book of this decade was released in late January, some fifteen […]

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“Everyone concerned with health care reform should read this book.”

Author and blogger Judy Alter recently reviewed Maggie Kozel’s book, The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine, for Story Circle Book Reviews. Check out what she had to say, below. Everyone concerned with health care reform should read this book. From President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehmer to the […]

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NOW AVAILABLE: Chasing Chiles

We’re delighted to announce the release of a new book by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, and Gary Paul Nabhan entitled Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail. Two years ago, The Economist reported that “the diet in the rich world is heating up,” as Europeans and North Americans increasingly began incorporating chiles into […]

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He Keeps Ancient Apples Fresh and Crisp

Anne Raver of the New York Times wrote a feature article yesterday on Creighton Lee Calhoun, author of Old Southern Apples. Purchase the book at 25% off in our bookstore now! Pittsboro, NC: On a cold sunny morning last month, Creighton Lee Calhoun Jr. stood in his orchard, surrounded by 300 heirloom apple trees, and […]

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