Urban Solutions, a nonprofit economic development organization, and La Cocina, a group specializing in culinary entrepreneurship for low-income communities, have teamed up to take 35 students, including McPherson, under their collective wing.
Ana Catalán is applying her skills learned at the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) to run a successful organic farm. Learn more about her story.
“What advice do you have for someone who would like to incorporate more local foods into his or her diet but isn’t sure where to begin?”
As the insects that pollinate our crops disappear, a team of scientists has learned that they thrive on land grazed by cattle
Illinois officials hope serving the invasive species on a plate is the creative solution to two big problems: controlling the plankton-gobbling carp from entering the Great Lakes and record numbers of people facing hunger.
On Sept. 22 the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted four "Food Dialogues" in major agricultural production and policy areas to, in their own words, answer consumers' questions and have an open discussion about American production agriculture and the future of food.
Discussions, which were held across the country, included people from across the farming and food policy spectrum, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and were hosted by Claire Shipman of ABC News.
How the government can nudge people to spend food dollars in a way that benefits local small-scale farms and creates farmers' markets in areas where consumers have no alternative
There's just something wonderful about farmers markets, said Sersland, who sells fruit and vegetables grown at Dave Lewis Farms, six miles west of town. "You get the healthy lifestyle from eating fresh produce," she said. "And you keep the dollars local."
Cities all over the country are addressing the lack of access to fresh and healthy food on the part of their residents, but few are in as much of a bind as Baltimore.