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
By Jennipher Walters
The Paleo Diet has been called the caveman (or cavewoman diet, in this case) diet with good reason: it’s based on the diet that our primal ancestors lived on back before wheat was harvested and there was a McDonald’s in every town. While there are definitely cons to the Paelo Diet, there are also some health benefits to eating like humans did 10,000 years ago. Below are some benefits!
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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