This is a long review of the food movement in the form of a five-book review by Michael Pollen. It’s long but very good – this guy is the expert in the area and he provides great insights.
This is an awesome program in Detroit that teaches kids about food, cooking, and economics (among other things). This is a great model. Read HERE.
Interesting story about the benefits of starting a business in farmer’s markets before committing to an actual storefront. But, there are difficulties in doing this in California. Mainly, the wait times are long, but there are also regulations in place that limit non-food vendors. The good news is that we don’t have these problems in Florida. The bad news is that we don’t have the number of markets that we should.
I almost ate the screen on my computer. This looks great and would be even better with local produce. Definitely a flavor to think about in future sickles.
The author of this article calls markets inefficient with good reason. But she also praises the innovations that have occurred and calls for more creativity. I like a lot of her ideas – markets in transportation hubs, commercial kitchens located nearby, etc. Interesting ideas.