The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of thousands of family farms, restaurants, markets and other outlets that offer local, fresh and sustainable food in the United States and Canada. Visitors simply enter a zip or postal code to search for food that is free of antibiotics and added hormones, and produced by healthy and humane methods that include organic, pasture-raised and heritage.
In a Brooklyn inner-city community residents are fighting to keep their farm.The Bed-Stuy farm, once a neighborhood garbage dump, was transformed into an urban oasis that produces over 7,000 lbs of fresh food every year, helping feed more than 4000 people a month through an emergency food pantry. The farm is a source of community pride that has inspired neighborhood greening, backyard food gardening and food pantry agriculture projects. It is a constant reminder to residents that better nutrit...
Leslie Hatfield interviews Robert McFalls, director of Homegrown, for the Creative Alliance at the Maryland Film Festival. The documentary tells the inspirational story of the Dervaes family's urban homestead in Pasadena, California.
Cate, aka Tribeca Yummy Mummy, teaches mommies and preschool age children, or "Yummies" as she likes to call them, how to make delicious things. Eat Well came by on a rainy June afternoon to watch her teach Mira and Ben how to make fresh herb pasta with Meyer Lemon using the fragrant, beautiful herbs growing in their window sills. You can't get much more local than that! Follow Tribeca Yummy Mummy at http://tribecayummymummy-cate.blogspot.com/ and find out how to hook yourself up with local, o...
A short interview with CIW representative Lucas Benitez on working conditions, worker's rights, health and wage issues and the Campaign for Fair Food.
Those of you who've read Joan Gussow's memoir, This Organic Life, can imagine how excited we were to step out her back door and into the garden whose humble beginnings and subsequent flourishing were chronicled in the book. Here's a very short tour through Joan's organic garden.
The New Amsterdam Public Market Association held its third market on Sunday, June 29th at the Seaport in Lower Manhattan. Bringing together farmers, food producers, purveyors, distributors, bread bakers, caterers, and chefs, as well as photographers, filmmakers, food systems advocates and other pioneers of a regional, sustainable food economy, the market provided Eat Well with a wonderful afternoon full of delicious food!
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is also home to the Stone Barns Farm market and the Blue Hill Cafe. Public Programs Director Nena Johnson took us on a tour of everything from the greenhouse to the bee hives to the forced-air composter...even a patch of pasture being tilled by a couple of nosy sows.