Tag: eat local

Whole Food Market Helps Locally

Now here is a big business that is building community on a local level. Through Whole Foods Local Producer Loan Program, it has provided small producers throughout the United States with $2.5 million in low-interest loans. Whole Foods wants to make it easier for local and independent farmers, producers, and food artisans to grow their businesses and bring […]

Avoid the Tomato Scare; Eat Local Tomatoes

The lastest tomato scare is just another reason to eat locally grown produce and to support the mom-and-pop farmer and farmers markets. For an article that I’m writing which will appear in late July, this week I am eating only foods that I find at farmers markets and friends’ gardens. I have spent all week […]

Another Reason to Buy Locally Grown Food

The tomato salmonella scare is growing. It has now sickened 228 people in 23 states and there’s no culprit in sight. Everyone is pointing fingers — so what else is new? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for 80 percent of what we eat, but geez, they seem to be responsible for […]