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June 18, 2013
Runner's Milk New Orleans, LA (2012-01-28) The other day, I was queuing up for farmer Jamie Mauthe's immensely popular unsalted butter. I was dumbfounded by the numerous bottles of chocolate milk Jamie was selling to a shopper.
Ponkin Mandarins New Orleans, LA (2012-01-21) By late January, I feel compelled to share some sad news with you. The scumptuous, seedless satsuma is nearing the end of its delightful, loose-skinned season.
Martin Luther King Day New Orleans, LA (2012-01-14) On Monday's federal holiday for fallen hero Martin Luther King, the streets will be hopping with parades, speeches, and good will.
Kholrabi New Orleans, LA (2012-01-07) Translated from its native German, khol-rabi literally means cabbage turnip.
Kale: Happy New Year New Orleans, LA (2011-12-31) We stand on the precipice between end of the year excess and start of the year frugality. Are you ready for the ride? Waves of joyful excess punctured by reminders that our actions have consequences.
Closed for Christmas New Orleans, LA (2011-12-24) On this Christmas Eve, many farmers markets are closed for the day. Does this come as a surprise? Well, it does raise interesting questions about the balance between commerce and community.
Hothouse Tomatoes and December Strawberries New Orleans, LA (2011-12-17) Regardless of where you might stand in the debate about climate change, one thing is visible beneath the tents and umbrellas in our region's farmers markets.
Cookbooks New Orleans, LA (2011-12-10) With Chanukah 10 days away and Christmas fifteen, the pressure is on to be at once original, extravagant and restrained in one's gift-giving.
Bank On This New Orleans, LA (2011-12-03) In the farm crisis of the 1980s, the call to get big or get out of agriculture pushed many farming families off their lands. Among those remaining, they have good reason to be suspicious of banks and debt.
Black Friday, Green Saturday New Orleans, LA (2011-11-26) If Black Friday at the Mall left you feeling deflated, consider green Saturday at farmers markets in New Orleans, Gretna, Covington, St. Bernard, Westwego, Slidell and the German Coast.
The Informal Good New Orleans, LA (2011-10-29) Recently in the Scientific American, author Robert Newirth provides a sneak peak of his new book, Stealth of Nations, The Global Rise of the Informal Economy.
Chefs' Collaborative New Orleans, LA (2011-10-20) Forgive me if I'm over-reaching here but I bet you noticed it this morning as well. The markets were filled with out-of-towners.
Fundraising Season New Orleans, LA (2011-10-08) If you're like me, you've started your Saturday morning early shopping for the pick of the crop at one of our region's farmers markets.
Chestnuts New Orleans, LA (2011-10-07) This morning I stood in line at one of our region's markets anxiously watching Washington Parish farmer Joe Dobie weigh pounds and pounds of fresh chestnuts for a shopper.
The High Holidays New Orleans, LA (2011-10-01) This Saturday is memorable not only because it's the first authentically cool, autumnal market morning this season but also because we're in the midst of the Jewish High Holidays - between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Adding Value New Orleans, LA (2011-09-24) Recently, I was visiting farmers markets in Central Los Angeles. I stumbled upon a vendor peddling organic, harvested cane juice beverages.
Market Moves New Orleans, LA (2011-09-17) As the anniversary of the sixteen-year revival of farmers marketing in the Greater New Orleans region nears, there is plenty of evidence that movement is still afoot.
$5 Challenge New Orleans, LA (2011-09-10) According to the Center for Disease Control, the Happy Meal doesn't make us happy. Just ask the 20 percent of American children ages 6 to 11 who are obese.
Orange Stamps, Blue Stamps New Orleans, LA (2011-09-03) On this Labor Day weekend, I'd like to revisit a federal program designed to provide assistance to those who labor as well as those who cannot find work. Food Stamps turns 72 years old this autumn.
Okra New Orleans, LA (2011-08-27) In Bantu cultures, they call it gombo. In India ladies' fingers, and in our region's farmers markets you'll find several different varieties of what we call okra.