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The Importance of Urban Farming

Food production is an important part of our existence as humans, but the traditional definition of farming conjures up images of rolling wheat fields and large fields of fruit trees. As the population of the world grows and cities occupy … Continue reading

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Pickling: An Easy Way to Preserve Your Favorite Veggies

We’re all familiar with pickles—cucumbers preserved in brine with dill and some other spices. But you can pickle almost any vegetable, from asparagus to zucchini, and make the most of the work you did in your garden or the veggies … Continue reading

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Five Less Obvious Benefits of Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

There are lots of great reasons for buying food at a farmers’ market, first and foremost of which is that you’re going to get local, seasonal food picked at the peak of freshness. That adds up to great taste and … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave the Farmers Market Without these Fruits and Veggies

During the summertime, it never feels like a chore to eat the best in-season fruits and veggies. From berries to stone fruits, to delicious herbs and corn, there is absolutely no shortage of produce at the farmers market right now. … Continue reading

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Throwback Post: June is Ripe with In-Season Fruits and Veggies

Around this time last year I wrote a blog entry about the best fruits and vegetables to find locally at your farmer’s market during the summer months. Now that summer is officially here, what better time for a refresher on … Continue reading

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The Best In-Season Fruits and Veggies: Winter Edition

A few months back, I wrote about the most in-season fruits and vegetables one can find locally in autumn. Sure the temperatures are reaching an all time low, and you may not want to put on about twenty layers of … Continue reading

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Was 2013 a Bad Year for Community Gardens?

Gothamist contributor Christopher Robbins recently asserted how “2013 was not kind to community gardens.” This claim was preceded by a story about how bulldozers ravaged and decimated the informally run but beloved Coney Island community garden earlier this month. For … Continue reading

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Four Fantastic NYC Farmer’s Markets

Many folks think that it’s hard to find fresh produce in an urban setting, but now more than ever there are lots of ways to indulge in a farm-to-table, “locavore” lifestyle. Here’s a look at a handful of fantastic farmer’s … Continue reading

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Where Do Urbanites Shop for Fresh Produce?

Those who live in the city know that it isn’t always easy to access the freshest produce. Happily, over the last decade there have been more and more efforts made to increase urbanites’ access to fresh, locally-sourced food, that you … Continue reading

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The Union Square Greenmarket is One of New York City’s Treasures

All across the country, farmers’ markets are becoming a staple in many cities. These open-air markets are full of vibrant and delicious farm offerings unlike any other produce found in the city, as well as handmade goods, artisanal products, and … Continue reading

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