Video: Whole Foods engages with local producers
A small Vermont town at the epicenter of America’s local, organic food movement grapples with a question near and dear to me and other New Hope editors. In Hardwick, Vermont, unemployment is 40 percent higher and the median income is 25 percent lower than the Vermont state average. And yet, in the midst of this economic trouble, local, organic farming is booming, according to Ben Hewitt, who writes about the town in his book The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food.
But before you start celebrating the economic engine that can be fueled by small, organic farms, listen to the piece that aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. The story looks at the other part of Hardwick—the part that can’t afford to eat at Claire’s, the local restaurant serving up the area’s food bounty, or to buy the fresh, organic produce sold at the town’s busy farmers’ market. Continue reading
Nomad Foods has always been committed to sourcing all aspects of our product locally to insure freshness, quality, and equity. We invite you learn more about the local food movement from INGREDIENTS. This feature-length documentary reveals the people who are leading the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities. This film illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between food and the land, while celebrating the farm to table movement with vibrant cinematography and exploring solutions for creating a community based on seasonal food. Continue reading
Gluten is the common name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale grains that cause allergic reactions and digestive difficulty for those diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. A little over 3 million people in the United States have celiac disease, but only approximately 200,000 cases have been diagnosed, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation.
Of course, celiacs are far from the only demographic group interested in gluten-free products. A growing number of people are choosing a gluten-free diet for a host of reasons
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