The Weekly Harvest 7/6/12 Sustainable Food Blogs Here and Yonder

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July 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

 

According to “The Locavore’s Dilemna’s:In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet” by Pierre Desrocher being a locavore is a bad thing. Grist.org discussed the book in “Local Haterade:Authors Say Locavores Do More Harm Than Good”   Shopping “local” has a Slow Money effect. You are contributing and part of a community whether it is at a farmers market like the starter market at Browntrout Restaurant , the more established Green City Market or a local store like Green Grocer, Provenance Food & Wine or Pastoral Artisan. The USDA put out this video about “why shop at farmers markets?”Shopping local keeps your dollars in the local community and allows all these farmers, artisans and producers to flourish and as Chief Beet Rob Gardner would probably say, the food tastes so much better!!!

Lots more in the blogosphere like the heat:

Is this heat affecting your plants? Read about Plant Stress from the University of Illinois Extension College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Grist.org described how a “Parched Midwest could mean smaller Gulf dead zone“. The Tribune reported that the “midwest heatwave is sending world food prices higher

New York Times reported that “Small Scale Farmers Creating a New Business Model as Agriculture Goes Local

A video narrated by Bill Paxton “Why We Need Meat Without Drugs

Grubstreet Chicago reported on Governor Quinn signing the shark fin ban at the Shedd Aquarium.

Okay, if you were wondering what fracking is about, here is a short film about fracking in New York State, “The Sky is Pink” Here is a petition you can sign to stop the export of fracked gas.

Here is the petition that I posted last week, asking to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act. This petition asks to stop the killing of whales and dolphins.

Mark Bittman on the New York Times Opionator Blog talked about progress in food trends.

Hopefully by now Nourishing The Planet is on your “must read” list every week but in case it isn’t, here is their most recent post, they post daily  on meat alternatives.

Michael Ruhlman blogged about butter is a vegatable month.

WeFarm posted this on their Facebook page about medicinal herbs

Jose Garces, a Kendall Alumni gave the graduation speech to the recent graduating class of Kendall. If you want to be inspired, Grubstreet Chicago has a link to it here.

Of course, “after I hit the Publish Button” SkyfullofBacon’s latest adventure in Harwood Heights with @LocalFamily and Chief Beet Rob Gardner, “Accidental Epcot: The Greatest Strip Mall in Harwood Heights

 

 

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One Comment

  1. Vera says:

    Where are the weekly calendars that used to tell you “what to look for now” at the farmers markets? I found the lists of what’s in season to be the most useful part of the whole website. A whole-year calendar that shows what’s typically in season in each month for our region would also be extremely useful–if that’s available here, I haven’t been able to find it! Thanks!

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