Local Food http://www.kunc.org en On The Farm, Chef Camp Teaches Basics Of Food Production http://www.kunc.org/post/farm-chef-camp-teaches-basics-food-production <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">With&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/integrated-local-food-system-can-grow-market" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">farm to table restaurants springing up left and right</a>, cooks are having to go beyond the grocery store. That’s why about a dozen chefs from Chicago and central Illinois recently gathered for a two-day crash course on where their food comes from – the farm.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Sean Powers & Harvest Public Media 58301 at http://www.kunc.org On The Farm, Chef Camp Teaches Basics Of Food Production Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market http://www.kunc.org/post/integrated-local-food-system-can-grow-market <p>The smell of baking dinner rolls fills the kitchen at Decorah High School in northeast Iowa. As two kitchen workers mix a fresh broccoli salad, another, Chad Elliott, ladles tomato soup from a large metal pot on the stove into white plastic buckets for delivery to the town’s elementary schools.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55814 at http://www.kunc.org Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market Local Farmers Attempt To Tap Bigger Markets http://www.kunc.org/post/local-farmers-attempt-tap-bigger-markets <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Farm stands and farmers markets remain really important for many local farmers, but U.S. consumers barely buy any food directly from farms. That’s why local farmers are trying to crack in to the big institutional markets such as grocery stores, work cafeterias, schools and hospitals.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 55813 at http://www.kunc.org Local Farmers Attempt To Tap Bigger Markets For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales http://www.kunc.org/post/local-food-movement-all-signs-point-higher-sales <p>When the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases detailed data from the 2012 <a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php" target="_blank">Census of Agriculture</a> in May, the numbers should illuminate all sorts of details about the country’s farmers. And for those involved in local food initiatives, the data may finally make it possible to update the statistics on the size and scope of their successes.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:46:07 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55987 at http://www.kunc.org For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success http://www.kunc.org/post/public-private-partners-key-local-food-success <p>As Food Corps service member Ashley Turk navigates her way through a brand-new greenhouse in the courtyard at Waukon High School in the northeast corner of Iowa, she points to a robust supply of red and green lettuce leaves growing neatly in rows.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55812 at http://www.kunc.org Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success