Local Food http://www.kunc.org en Organic Or Not, Local Food is Better For The Environment http://www.kunc.org/post/organic-or-not-local-food-better-environment <p>Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase pollution and diminish the quality of those fruits and vegetables.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 58924 at http://www.kunc.org Organic Or Not, Local Food is Better For The Environment 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