thedailygreen.com blog post feed http://www.thedailygreen.com/ en-us http://www.thedailygreen.com <![CDATA[In Season: Apples]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-apples?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-apples??src=rss Apples Here's another fruit that--before you start really paying attention and eating with the seasons--you might think was a year-round staple. But in fact, apples are a cool-weather crop. Late September to Thanksgiving is the prime time for fresh-picked apples, and there are so many ways to enjoy them.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:10:00 EST
<![CDATA[Grocery Swapping]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/grocery-swapping?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/grocery-swapping??src=rss eggplantNo matter how much you adore eggplant or zucchini, there comes a point where a bumper crop spills over into a glut. Rather than leaving your unwanted harvest on your neighbors' doorsteps in the dead of night, why not search out other similarly burdened folks and arrange an old-fashioned food swap?

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Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:14:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Truly Local Loaf]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/a-truly-local-loaf?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/a-truly-local-loaf??src=rss Morell's Bread Local Loaf made with Eatwell Farm wheat flour As grain prices have risen drastically, many farmers have reconsidered wheat both as a cash crop and as home-grown fodder for their livestock. As a side benefit, locavores who yearn for a truly local loaf can get their hands on flour for homemade bread and 100%-local products from artisan bakeries.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:17:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Season: Melons]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-melons?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-melons??src=rss Cantaloupe Watermelon may be classic warm-weather picnic fare, but its musk-melon cousins -- including popular varieties like the ubiquitous cantaloupe, the chartreuse-fleshed honeydew, and the heavenly-scented Charentais -- fill farmers market tables as summer turns to fall.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:24:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fighting Climate Change at the Market]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/fighting-climate-change-at-supermarket?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/fighting-climate-change-at-supermarket??src=rss Tesco's carbon footprint labelWhile many supermarket chains are still getting wise to the consumer appeal of local food, organic options, and energy-efficient stores, one British company is taking the lead in helping consumers make informed grocery-buying decisions. And this time, they're not just focusing on the wellness of the eater, but the health of the entire planet.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:20:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Raise Prize-Winning Poultry]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/kids-raise-prize-poultry?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/kids-raise-prize-poultry??src=rss kids eggs 10-year-old Elsa Amiss won the title of "Food Champion of the Year" at the Waitrose Made in Britain Food Awards. To a city girl like me, it seems astounding that a pre-teen could run her own organic free-range duck and egg business. Admittedly, Elsa does have some help...from her younger siblings.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2008 09:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Season: Summer Squash]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-summer-squash-44090308?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-summer-squash-44090308??src=rss Pattypan, or the aptly named Ronde de Nice -- whichever makes its way into your basket, there will be plenty of recipes to choose from.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Slow Food Nation Recap]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/slow-food-nation-recap-44090308?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/slow-food-nation-recap-44090308??src=rss Love 'em or hate 'em, there's just no denying that Slow Food is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of sustainable eating. And nowhere was this fact more obvious than at the Labor Day weekend extravaganza known as Slow Food Nation. Part farmers market, part county fair, with a dash of college symposium and rock-concert venue thrown in for good measure, the foodie-fest was the subject on everyone's lips (and blogging fingers) for what seemed like weeks on end.]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:05:00 EST <![CDATA[Lunchtime for Locavores]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/lunchtime-for-locavores?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/lunchtime-for-locavores??src=rss All-Colorado BLT from The Denver Post Picking one meal, or even just a single dish, to make with ingredients from your foodshed is a thoughtful way to ease into the locavore life. And the Denver Post's food section does just that: Crafting a classic BLT from ingredients they found within a small radius of town.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2008 09:19:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Gray Lady Eats Green]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/New-York-Times-Local-Food-Features?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/New-York-Times-Local-Food-Features??src=rss New York Times: photo of a family cow If you picked up Sunday's New York Times, you might have noticed a trend: Not one but four stories this weekend focused on the region's local food chain, with a decidedly sustainable/organic bent.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:05:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Season: Tomatoes]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-tomatoes?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-tomatoes??src=rss Early Girl tomatoes Non-heirloom varieties like Beefsteaks or Early Girls -- the kind of tomatoes you can find just about anywhere -- have taken a back seat to their exotic looking cousins in recent years, but they're equally delicious when fresh and perfectly ripe.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Magazine Walks the Locavore Talk]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/Sunset-walks-locavore-talk?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/Sunset-walks-locavore-talk??src=rss Sunset magazine's One Block Feast Teams of Sunset magazine editors and writers took over their Bay Area test gardens, blogging the entire process of growing everything they needed for an entire multi-course dinner.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 09:36:00 EST
<![CDATA[Drink Local: A Spirited Challenge]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/drink-local-spirited-challenge?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/drink-local-spirited-challenge??src=rss peach and sage cocktailMixology Monday brings the world's cocktail bloggers together for a monthly party based on an ever-changing theme. This month's editon takes inspiration from the notion of "Local Flavors," searching out the best local ingredients and drinks from more than 40 destinations.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Season: Corn]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-corn?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/in-season-corn??src=rss Corn I always make a point to eat the first few ears with nothing more than a little salted butter and fresh black pepper. But then, weeks into the season, the inevitable gilding of the lily sets in.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Olympian Task: Safe, Sustainable Food]]> http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/an-olympian-task-sustainable-food?src=rss http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/blogs/organic-sustainable-food/an-olympian-task-sustainable-food??src=rss Feeding the Olympics - Soil Association report coverThe Soil Association -- the UK's leading organic-food organization -- has called for food-sustainability targets for the London Summer Games. Some of the SA proposals may not sit well with athletes or their trainers who have very specific nutritional goals in mind. But others make a world of sense.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:35:00 EST