Come Saturday Morning: Fresh Local Greens in a Minnesota Winter? Why Not?

By: Saturday September 14, 2013 6:45 am

For more on the good done by the Sustainable Food Program, and to find out what to do to bring it back, go to .


Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

By: Monday August 26, 2013 2:55 pm

We live on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. We are a mix of African descendants and indigenous peoples who came about more than 200 years ago in the island of San Vicente. Without our land, we cease to be a people. Our lands and identities are critical to our lives, our waters, our forests, our culture, our global commons, our territories. For us, the struggle for our territories and our commons and our natural resources is of primary importance to preserve ourselves as a people.

Food for Body, Food for Thought, Food for Justice: People’s Grocery in Oakland, California

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:40 pm

The neighborhood of West Oakland in California has long been without a large grocery store, let alone one that offers healthy, fresh food. With unemployment at about 10% and nearly half the population of 30,000 residents living at or below the poverty line, West Oakland is a neighborhood that grocery store chains have claimed isn’t able to sustain a full-functioning store. But the logic that West Oakland lacks buying power isn’t sound.

Come Saturday Morning: “Tools for Transition” Helps Farmers Go Organic

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 6:45 am

While browsing around the website of Lanesboro Local, a cooperative dedicated to promoting local foods in southeastern Minnesota (and filling the gap left when Lanesboro, Minnesota’s last grocery store shut down three years ago), I ran across the Tools For Transition Project

Late Night FDL: Wisconsin Pizza on the Farm

By: Friday August 26, 2011 8:00 pm

There’s a farm outside of Stockholm, Wisconsin — a jewel of a Mississippi River town just an hour or so from the Twin Cities — that does something I don’t think any other farm in America does.

Every Tuesday evening from March to around Thanksgiving, from 4:30 to 8:00, they turn their farm into a pizzeria, complete with brick oven.

Giving Thanks for the Richness of Michigan

By: Thursday November 26, 2009 5:30 pm

Michigan is, economically, the nation’s basket case.

But because of our agricultural diversity, it is incredibly rich in fresh and local food–perhaps not a bread basket, but definitely a healthy food basket. Which–should you ever decide to limit yourself to local ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner–makes it a wonderfully rich state.

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