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12 Dec 2017

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is Underway!

Attention farmers — you’ve got mail! And the data nerds rejoiced. This week, more than 3 million producers across the country will begin to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Every US farmer and rancher who fits
24 Jan 2014

Three Crowdfunding Options for Your Food Project

When it comes to crowdfunding, Kickstarter is probably the most well-known platform—and for good reason! They’ve helped more than 5 million people fund more than 50,000 projects. In recent years though, the marketplace has gotten much more crowded. In fact,
17 Jan 2014

Clean Your Plate: Weekly Round-Up 1/17/14

Enjoy the weekend folks! If you missed them, do check out our posts on the Farm Bill and FoodCorps, and then load up the browser with these interesting links. As always, share your own in the comments!
15 Jan 2014

Milking It: What is up with the Farm Bill?

After years of debate, drama, fighting, and occasional compromise, the future of the Farm Bill could hinge on a tall glass of milk. Since the new year dawned, we’ve been treated to near daily updates on the bill,
13 Jan 2014

FoodCorps is Recruiting…Right Now!

Ok, so last week’s jobs report might have been a bummer, but here’s some good news for those of you seeking a new gig: FoodCorps is recruiting! Now working in 15 states (and soon to add Georgia
10 Jan 2014

Clean Your Plate: Weekly Round-Up 1/10/14

Say hello to what we hope will become a regular feature on Cultivating the Good! Clean Your Plate will be a weekly round-up of food news: our favorite stories, things that made us stop and wonder, stuff to
6 Jan 2014

The Salad Days are Here…in Chicago, Anyway!

Eating healthy while on the go can be really challenging. Whenever I’m forced to find something semi-healthy and unprocessed at a highway rest stop, I always think of Michael Pollan’s Food Rule: “Don’t Get Your Fuel from the Same Place
18 Dec 2013

Organic Milk Packs a Punch

Remember the buzz earlier this year when a Stanford research paper claimed organically grown foods offered no real health advantages? A lot of folks had issues with that conclusion—namely because lots of us do consider ingesting fewer pesticides and
10 Dec 2013

A Leader Must Also Tend His Garden

As the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela, we thought this excerpt from his autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom,” was too lovely to pass by. Thanks to City Farmer for unearthing it. “The Bible tells us that gardens
5 Dec 2013

Whole Foods Gowanus Will Have A Rooftop Farm

In less than two weeks, a new Whole Foods Market will open its doors in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Practically a decade in the making, the store has been in the news for years thanks to