Local Food

12:27pm

Tue April 23, 2013
The Salt

Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 9:25 am

Falling Fruit tells you where you can pick peaches and other foods free for the taking around the world.
istockphoto.com

If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too.

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3:14pm

Tue April 9, 2013
The Salt

Vermont Bests The Nation In Local Chow

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 5:00 pm

A Vermont farm stand. The state excels at getting the produce to the people.
David Sucsy iStockphoto.com

Sure, it's a tiny state, but Vermont is powerful when it comes to shopping at farmers markets, ordering up veggies from a CSA, and developing distribution systems for local products.

That's why the Green Mountain State topped the 2013 Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, a ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their commitment to local food.

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10:31am

Thu March 7, 2013
The Salt

Startup Wants To Redefine How Local Foods Get To Your Door

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:13 pm

Employees of Good Eggs deliver produce, meat and other local foods from producers in the Bay Area of California.
Courtesy of Good Eggs

Rising consumer demand for local foods has changed the job description for ranchers like Doniga Markegard.

Markegard, co-owner of Markegard Family Grass-Fed in San Gregorio, Calif., loves working with cattle, but she's not fond of the hours of phone calls and emails it can take to sell directly to a customer.

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2:18pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

A Taste Of Iceland Brings Cultural, Culinary Delights To Denver

Nathan Heffel KUNC

When Iceland air announced it would start flying into Denver International Airport, Mayor Michael Hancock said the new route would generate more than $19 million in tourism spending.

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12:36pm

Tue August 16, 2011
Farming & Business

Farmers Markets Grow Nationally, in Colorado

A scene from the Greeley farmers market
greeleygov . com

New figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that farmers markets are becoming more common across the country – and Colorado is among the top five states seeing growth over the past year. 

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