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South Florida’s appetite for organic foods growing

 By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel 12:09 a.m. EST, January 12, 2014 Organic and natural farming, offering fruits and vegetables free of strong pesticides and chemical fertilizers, are growing in popularity, as evidenced by the increasing number of outlets in South Florida, including a new market to open Jan. 18 in Dania Beach. “People are becoming more concerned about…

Hong Kong Farmers Take To The Sky

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities, but hidden among the concrete towers a growing number of rooftop gardeners are finding their escape. Osbert Lam is one of the city’s pioneering roof top gardeners, establishing his not-for-profit business City Farm almost four years ago. “I started teaching people, showing my knowledge of…

Meet the accidental agrarians of Soul Brothers Farm

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Young Soul Brothers eschew late night parties to rise with the sun, learn butchering from YouTube By CRAIG SAILOR — Staff writer Like a lot of young, idealistic men, Austin Carrier had no problem giving his opinions on the issues of the day. His usually centered on the local, sustainable food movement. “I was talking the…

St. Lawrence Market A piece of Toronto’s history

Since 1803, the St. Lawrence Market has been the community’s beating heart and culinary focal point of the city of Toronto. It’s the living symbol and anchor of the neighbourhood and for the families who live here. It’s a place to connect, to share stories and of course, to taste and to discover great food.…

Benefits Of Olive Oil

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 by: Yanjun (NaturalNews) If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs’ creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from…

Young Farmers Break The Bank Before They Get To The Field

As the average age of the American farmer has crept up to 60, fewer young people are filling in the ranks behind them. That’s prompted some to ask if young people even want to farm anymore. The quick answer is yes, just not in the same numbers as they used to. And surveys indicate many…

Urban Farming

Future of Urban Farming Arrives in a Box By Sara Vandergrift, Special to the Independent The farm itself is a wonderful oddity, consisting of 150 hydroponic vertical towers growing over 8,000 plants in less than 1/20th of an acre. The plants range from medicinal herbs to berries to veggies, all organic and housed in coconut…

San Francisco’s – Heart of the City Farmers’ Market

Heart of the City Farmers’ Market is a farmer-run non-profit farmers market located in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The market was created over thirty years ago to bring high-quality and affordably priced produce from small local farms to the heart of the San Francisco’s urban low-income communities, as well…

Experience Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market.

The St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is open: • Thursday and Saturday    7 am – 3:30 pm all year Hundreds of food and craft vendors bring you Ontario’s farm-fresh produce, meat, cheese, baking and more. You’ll also find tempting ready-to-eat regional specialties and international foods, so bring your appetite! The main market building is a…