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  • Obsessively good organic dark chocolate.

    San Francisco's TCHO makes outrageously delicious dark chocolate from certified organic, fair trade ingredients. The company, which was co-founded by space shuttle technologist-turned -chocolate maker, creates a direct link between cacao farmers and chocolate lovers.

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    Matchstick Garden

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    A pocket-sized garden to be. $3.50

    Farmbox Ingredients:   * Beets * Mixed color carrots * Hardneck garlic * Pea shoots   Listening to:   * Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion * Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run * Mission of Burma – Signals, Calls and Marches   All these root vegetables and nowhere to go but to the braised shortribs. Mario Batali’s shortribs from his......read more

    Better Latte Than Never

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    More facts about coffee than you can shake a donut at

    OK, the chick in this may have had a bit too much sustainably, shade grown, fair trade stuff while shooting this thing. But this vid is packed with really helpful information and we like that. ...read more

    Truck Farm

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    Teaching an old Dodge new tricks.

    Is this the future of the North American auto industry? We hope so. TRUCK FARM, from Brooklyn’s Wicked Delicate Films, follows the story of a little farm operation set up in an unlikely location: the back of an old Dodge pickup. Watch the web series on the Wicked Delicate site. A feature film on the project is in the works. ...read more

    Happy Birthday Slow Food Movement

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    International eco-gastronomic organization celebrates twenty years of fighting fast food.

    Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the the international Slow Food Movement. Celebrants around the world took part in the first ever Terra Madre Day last Thursday, which marked two decades since the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in 1989. The manifesto laid the groundwork for the eco-gastronomic, member-supported non-profit, which is intended to revitalize local food traditions......read more

    Jonathan Safran Foer on Meat

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    Breathtaking photos of East African wildlife.

    In Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book "The Eating of Animals" the lauded novelist dives deep into the complex morality of eating meat. An avowed vegetarian, Foer stops short of preaching the vegan way of life, but presents some pretty damning testimony about factory farms and the lives of animals raised on them. The Atlantic correspondant Jeffrey Goldberg had a discussion with Foer......read more

    Gary Hirshberg, CE-YO, Stonyfield Farm

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    And now, a word from our sponsor.

    What began 26 years ago as an organic farming school funded by yogurt sales is now a $320 million company supporting 1,400 organic farms across the USA. Stonyfield Farm co-founder Gary Hirshberg explains himself....read more

    Gorgonzola Grape Toast

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    SHFT Lessons in organic appetizers

    Anna Getty, sustainable local organic chef, prepares a delicious appetizer for us. Once again our friend Brendan Hines is a handy sous chef and plays straight man to Anna - or is it the other way around? SecondSHFT holiday cheer recipe from Anna's cookbook, I'M DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS....read more

    Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

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    SHFT Lessons in organic appetizers

    Anna Getty and Brendan Hines show us another easy organic, local recipe. Beautiful and impressive, the figs with proscutto, goat cheese, and drizzled honey is simple, quick, and a great one to have around when you're entertaining and want to be eco-kosher. Check it out....read more

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