Farmer's Markets

$31.5 Million Subsidies Aim To Make Farmers Markets More Accessible

Michel Nischan explains impact of new grants to NPR
Oct 6, 2014 12:00 pm

It may go down as one of the great and unfair paradoxes of our time: Just as we realize the health benefits of eating more seasonally and locally, the price of doing so becomes nearly impossible for all but the wealthiest Americans. This doesn't have to add up to a lost cause, however. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new $31.5 million program will help double the value of SNAP benefits when used at farmers markets. How will this help, and is there any controversy attached? Listen to this NPR Salt Chat with Michel Nischan. 

What's In Season: 5 Seasonal Recipes To Cook This Month

Grab these fruits and veggies from farmers' markets
Sep 22, 2014 1:00 pm

It may be a sad time for you and your hopes of finally sporting the tan that's been eluding you for months now, but take solace in the fact that this is a vibrant time at farmers' markets nationwide. We've combed through our What's In Season columns to uncover some diverse seasonal recipes. Coming to us from acclaimed chefs and cookbooks, these five recipes make use of early autumn's bounty of fruits and vegetables.

What's In Season In Early June: Rhubarb, Strawberries, Garlic Scapes And Chamomile

Head out for fresh fruits, veggies in early summer
Jun 9, 2014 10:00 am

Finally the greenmarkets have started showcasing the bounty of the land. On a recent jaunt to the local farmers' stands, a colorful display of crisp French radishes, rows and rows of tall green asparagus, pots of juicy red strawberries and curly emerald garlic scapes tumbled from the stalls, crying out, eat me, cook me, love me. Here is our latest farmers' market report.

Following The Bust, A Culinary Boom: 7 Places To Eat And Drink In Western Ireland

Restaurants and farmers markets worth visiting
Mar 17, 2014 10:00 am

It’s a boom time in Ireland once more. This time around it’s not about expensive cars and massive houses, it’s about the Irish appreciation for their own culinary heritage. The air feels heady with possibility in western Ireland, a region of the country celebrated for its food traditions. Here are seven ideas for what to eat and where to visit to experience the best the food world of western Ireland has to offer.

Did You Know There's A Helpful Search Engine To Find The Nearest Farmer's Market?

The USDA has a search by ZIP code with awesome info
May 15, 2013 3:16 pm

Need inspiration to go to your nearest farmer's market? There's a USDA site which features a market search engine. You just type in a ZIP code, and the data site offers up the nearest markets within a selected radius, with information on the types of purveyors, the opening dates and times and contact details. It's brilliant. Now, no matter where you in the U.S., you can find a place to buy fresh, farmed veggies, fruits and more. More on this, and the link, after the jump.

Spring Is Here! Time For A Food Republic Farmer's Market Instagram Contest!

#FRMarketWatch coming to Instagram
Apr 5, 2013 11:31 am

Make room at the the spring table for your friends here at Food Republic! On Instagram, tag @foodrepublic and #FRMarketWatch and show us what's popping up at your market during the month of April. Every week, we'll choose the top photos to feature in a weekly Instagram round-up. You'll also be eligible to win a killer cookbook to up your game. 

From Turntables To Farm-To-Table, Dan Kluger Has Always Made Noise

ABC Kitchen chef reflects on his very good year
Jul 19, 2012 9:01 am
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I’m sitting in the back of ABC Kitchen in New York City and chef Dan Kluger is telling me how not to be a prick. “You kind of need every possible strawberry there,” he says of his weekly berry hunts at the Union Square farmers market. Dan Kluger, not a prick, is one talented chef.

Darina Allen: Ireland's Alice Waters

A primer on the Irish farmers market movement
Mar 16, 2012 3:01 pm
Photo: DGriebeling on Flickr

Who's Darina Allen? Well, you might say she wrote the book on traditional Irish cooking. After all, she's the author of the comprehensive tome Irish Traditional Cooking. She also happens to be the founder of The Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, one of the only cooking schools in the world located on an entirely organic farm.


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