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What's A Farmbox?

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In Washington D.C., Shawn Traylor begins his odyssey with Community Supported Agriculture.

A few weeks ago, I was kicking around in Adams Morgan on a Saturday morning. The residue from Snowpocalypse 2010 had finally melted, the sun was shining, and I was feeling fine. I turned the corner onto Columbia Road, and saw a big white delivery truck where a smiling, bearded man was handing happy people boxes of gorgeous produce. “What’s this?” I thought. I meandered over to investigate.......read more

Farmers' Market on Wheels

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Mobile farm trucks bring local, sustainable produce to the people.

If, like us, you're into eating sustainably and supporting local agriculture, but you're not as into driving across town to the closest farmers' market, then get stoked for the latest trend in food distribution: Mobile Farm Trucks. Like a CSA on wheels, Mobile Farm Trucks (or Mobile Farmers' Markets) deliver farm fresh produce to urban and rural communities. As Judi Gerber of......read more

Sesame Kale Salad

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Delicious Asian-style goodness from Fresh 365

If you grow veggies, kale is a no-brainer. It's super hardy and easy to grow, and you can grow choice varieties and harvest the fresh leaves when they are young and tasty. We're working on finding the best kale dishes around. This Sesame Kale Salad comes from Erin at Fresh 365, who made it from a bunch of leftover kale from her CSA. It worked out so well, she's going to seek out......read more

Sweet Corn Ceviche

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Seasonal sweet corn put to refreshing use by Sprouted Kitchen

Of the few great food blogs out there dedicated to local, organic fare, Sprouted Kitchen is tops. Every week, Sara Forte dishes up easy and delicous recipes with stunning photography courtesy of her husband, Hugh. For those of you still hanging on the last shreds of summer, Sara's Sweet Corn Ceviche is just the creation you've been waiting for. But act quick. Corn season just wrapped up, so this......read more

Sustainable Food Trends 2011

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The top shifts in cooking and eating over the past year

With the skyrocketing popularity of farmers' markets, urban gardening, and foraging, 2011 has been a banner year in the sustainable food movement. Those three activities get no shortage of coverage here on SHFT, but this year has also been a standout for plenty of less heralded trends in the burgeoning realm of sustainable food. At Grist, Twilight Greenaway lays out a few of her favorites of......read more

Young Farmers: Jeff

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A young greenie leads the food shift

Our man Jeff is an expert gardener who attributes his interest in growing his own food to his family, for whom eating healthy, organic and local has always been par for the course. In this episode, we roll with Jeff to his garden plot, where he treasure hunts for potatoes and weird Siamese twin cucumbers. Then we get a glimpse of his first-rate grilling skills, as he cooks up fresh veg from......read more

Johnson's Backyard Garden

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Austin-based urban farm serves up organic delights

The locavore/organic food movement is alive and well in Austin, TX, and Johnson's Backyard Garden is right in the middle of it. Located in East Austin, the Johnson garden has been producing organic veggies since 2004. Today, the city farm stays active supplying local eateries, selling at local farmers' markets, and packing CSA boxes for hungry locals with an interest in fresh, local, organic......read more

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