Local Food

3:12pm

Wed June 5, 2013
The Salt

Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:16 pm

Amazon has been testing its AmazonFresh delivery service in the Seattle area since 2007.
Joe Nicholson AP

12:07pm

Mon June 3, 2013
The Salt

Wal-Mart Pledges Fresher Produce By Cutting Out The Middleman

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 2:02 pm

A shopper selects produce at a Wal-Mart in Deptford, N.J.
Matt Rourke AP

The nation's largest retailer announced Monday that it will be delivering produce from farms to stores faster by buying fruits and vegetables directly from growers.

The plan is to source about 80 percent of fresh produce directly, explained Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of the food business for Wal-Mart U.S., during a conference call that we participated in Monday morning.

In many instances, Sinclair says it will be possible to "cut out the middleman," but he added that local wholesalers will continue to "play an important role for us in the areas we serve."

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3:19pm

Thu May 23, 2013
The Salt

Oprah Winfrey's Latest Venture Is Farming In Hawaii

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 1:48 pm

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The June issue of The Oprah Magazine includes an article with details on Oprah Winfrey's new farm in Hawaii.
The Oprah Magazine

The local food movement has a powerful new poster girl.

More glowing than American Gothic, Oprah Winfrey and her pal, Bob Greene, appear on the cover of the June issue of The Oprah Magazine, standing in what looks to be a field of kale.

"Oprah's New Farm!" reads the headline splashed across the pair's checkered shirts. "How She's Growing Healthier — and You Can Too."

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1:27pm

Mon May 20, 2013
The Salt

Washington State Butcher Spikes Pig Feed With Weed

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 8:25 am

William von Schneidau, who owns the BB Ranch butcher shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle, has made prosciutto from pigs fed marijuana.
Courtesy of BB Ranch

William von Schneidau, an intrepid butcher in Seattle, is giving a whole new meaning to "potbelly pig." Lately, he's been feeding marijuana refuse to the pigs he turns into prosciutto for BB Ranch, his butcher shop in the city's famous Pike Place Marke

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10:56am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Salt

How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 12:54 pm

A bottle of Cleveland Whiskey's bourbon sits on a shelf with empty bottles at the company's distillery.
Courtesy of David Kidd

When it comes to bourbon, Tom Lix doesn't believe in age discrimination. Most bourbons might age in the barrel for eight to 12 years or more, but Lix figures his are ready to drink in less than a week.

Lix makes Cleveland Whiskey, a new brand of bourbon that exemplifies two major trends in American whiskey-making today: the desire to speed up the process and the effort to establish a local identity.

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