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Posted Sep 19, 2012 @ 3:14 PM
For the second year, Fair Food Network has administered a small grants program to support projects and programs of the Good Food Battle Creek collaborative (GFBC). With funds from the WK Kellogg Foundation, FFN awarded more than $130,000 in grants to support a variety of GFBC projects.
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Posted Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:36 AM
With a hint of fall in the air you may be thinking it's too late to take in the advantages of area farmers markets. But most of them are open through the end of October and that's good news for the rising number of people using Double Up Food Bucks.
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Posted Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:13 AM
While working with the founding team of UC Santa Cruz's organic farm project, Oran Hesterman received "a direct communication from the earth. That we need to change the way we're collectively feeding ourselves. And that it's possible."
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Posted Sep 10, 2012 @ 9:04 AM
Cook-off pits local chefs against each other. The goal? Teach healthy cooking techniques that won't break the bank. Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how.
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Posted Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:48 PM
John Wright picked a bean off its plant as he stood among growing peppers and tomatoes. He split the bean in half, the crisp sound slicing through the air, and popped it into his mouth. “It’s not work,” said Wright, founder of the Grow Getters program and a member of Fremont...
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Posted Aug 23, 2012 @ 8:25 AM
A year ago, Kathie Maldonado couldn’t imagine eating food like this. Fresh fish from Lake Michigan. Fruits and vegetables picked juicy and crisp just the day before at local farms. And even chewy, flavorful bread she’d never seen in grocery stores.
Oran Hesterman, photo (c) Douglas Elbinger 2010
Posted Aug 21, 2012 @ 9:52 AM
Some of you may remember the 2008 interview Bill did with author and food activist Michael Pollan on Bill Moyers Journal. It’s still one of the most popular videos on the website.
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Posted Aug 20, 2012 @ 11:02 AM
At a recent food conference, I saw a video of a Chicago teenager taking his first-ever bite of a fresh apple. The same food system that brings me apples in Michiana year round never got one to him in that Chicago neighborhood. This is one small example of a “broken” food system.
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Posted Aug 16, 2012 @ 12:36 PM
Anyone who’s been to the grocery store recently knows how expensive food can be and, usually, the healthier the food, the more it costs. So how do you encourage low-income families getting federal food assistance to eat more fruits and vegetables? You start by doubling their money.