|Chefs Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply.|
|USDA Farmer's Market Info Page.|
|USDA Farmer's Market Search Page. Find a Farmer's Market near your home.|
|"Packaging of food alone accounts for 6% of the energy consumption in the U.S."
|Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Calculating food miles for a multiple ingredient food product. PDF.|
|Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. How far do your fruits and vegetables travel? PDF.|
|Environmental Science and Technology. "Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United States" Carnegie Mellon University. April 2008.|
|Ethicurean Blog "Fighting climate change: Food miles vs. food choices" 23 June 2008.|
|A must watch video on eating local !!!
|ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Listings for local food directories and promotional programs, searchable by state.|
|Glynwood. "Guide to Serving Local Food on Your Menu" A guide for Chefs and Food Service Professionals on how to integrate local food into their operations. Provides advice and insider tips. PDF.|
|Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of thousands of family farms, restaurants, markets and other outlets of fresh, locally-grown food throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors simply enter a zip or postal code to find good food and create free printable booklets|
|Local Harvest, a directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources.|
|Rodale Institute. Farm Locator; locate a farm in your area. A place where farmers and businesses can match-make with each other. Coming soon, restaurants, retail stores, institutional buyers and other food businesses interested in purchasing produce from local farmers.|
|Cornell's Northeast Regional Food Guide Fact Sheets "Seasoning" Your Kitchen -Eating season appropriate.|
|FoodRoutes is a national non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food; the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables. Plus, Tools for Action, including campaign materials for farming advocates and toolkits.|
Eliminates lengthy transport and middlemen.
Reconnects you to those who grow your food.
Builds commitment to a sustainable way of life and society.
Contributes to the local economy and saves local farmland.
Eating local and fresh guarantees better food quality and nutrition.
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.