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2008-07-29 21:00:33

By Karen Hansen Jeffrey Shoaf of Bloomington, a yoga instructor and massage therapist, recently volunteered part of an afternoon to help harvest garlic at Congerville's Blue Schoolhouse Farm. Hartsburg resident Shelley Thomas started the Logan County Locavores blog to teach others about the importance of locally grown and produced foods. Normal resident Christina Reinhart, a strong proponent of buying local, took home goodies including zucchini, onions and Swiss chard from vendors at a...

2008-07-29 18:00:39

The 100-mile diet is not a theory. It's a decision. It is possible to eat only foods grown and raised in a 100-mile radius from home, especially in Maine where there is a proud ethic of self reliance, land for cooperative community gardens, plenty of farmers markets and ready access to farm-raised meats and dairy products. Maine's largest grocers are making greater efforts to shelve local fare, too, so it's not inconvenient to make the commitment to eat local. Eating "locavore," as it has...

2008-07-29 18:00:39

By Eileen AJ Connelly NEW YORK - Franca Tantillo puts rising fuel prices in the same category as the springtime hail storm that wiped out part of her strawberry crop. Both cut into the profit she can make at the farmers markets she sells at in New York City, about 135 miles south of her farm. Like Tantillo, market farmers nationwide face exponentially rising costs for fuel, fertilizer and animal feed that could force them to hike prices that are already often higher than those in grocery...

2008-07-27 09:00:28

By Matt Glynn, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 27--Grocery stores find a lot to like about buying and selling locally grown produce nowadays. Some chains are playing up their connections to growers in Western New York and other parts of the state, while reaping the benefits of purchasing from sources closer to their stores. With fuel prices soaring, buying local cuts the cost of shipping produce from far away. Food retailers also say the practice supports the local economy, allows them to...

2008-07-27 03:00:29

By Karen Hansen, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 27--Jeffrey Shoaf of Bloomington, a yoga instructor and massage therapist, recently volunteered part of an afternoon to help harvest garlic at Congerville's Blue Schoolhouse Farm. Hartsburg resident Shelley Thomas started the Logan County Locavores blog to teach others about the importance of locally grown and produced foods. Normal resident Christina Reinhart, a strong proponent of buying local, took home goodies including...

2008-07-25 15:00:51

By Jennifer Huberdeau, North Adams Transcript, Mass. Jul. 25--NORTH ADAMS -- As prices for gas, food, and utilities continue to cut deeper into people's paychecks, the number of those seeking assistance from food pantries and emergency service agencies in Northern Berkshire has begun to rise. "We've seen an increase of about 15 percent countywide," Donald Atwater, director of Berkshire Community Action Council said Wednesday. "We've seen an increase of between 10 to 15 percent in...

2008-07-25 09:01:02

By Ambrose Clancy On a wickedly hot Friday at noon, Holbrook resident JoAnn DeSantis passed on buying fruit and vegetables in an air- conditioned supermarket to shop in a broiling asphalt parking lot. "It's just so much fresher and about the same price as the big stores," DeSantis said about the recently opened Long Island Farmers Market run by J. Kings Food Service Professionals. The market, located next to the giant food distributor's 125,000- square-foot Holtsville facility, has been...

2008-07-24 06:00:42

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2871c4/taiwan_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "Taiwan Food and Drink Report 2008" report to their offering. This Taiwan Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Taiwan's food and drink industry. Investment activity in Taiwan's food and drink sector throughout 2007 confirms that the market remains a mixed bag for investors. High consumer spending levels, driven by...

2008-07-23 12:00:58

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cc537a/india_food_and_dri) has announced the addition of the "India Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. This India Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on India's food and drink industry. With India's food industry witnessing explosive growth in line with the country's on-going economic development, there has been a marked move towards trying to get more out...

2008-07-22 18:00:42

By J.B. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 20--The Waco Farmers Market seems like a friendly enough place: a few humble tents in a parking lot by the county coliseum, tables crowded with baskets of peppers, peaches and purple-hull peas. But beware: Locavores are on the prowl. A generation ago, homegrown produce was a way of life in Waco Clutching canvas tote bags, they scope out their prey: melons still wet with dew, tomatoes with blood-red flesh, honey scented with cotton...