What’s In Season In Early May: English Peas, Spring Garlic, Horseradish

This is when things start to get good
May 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Though in some parts of the country spring has been a little slow to take off, we can now officially celebrate its return. With this glorious rebirth, farmers markets are just starting to show the bounty of the season by featuring lots of green produce including peas, spring garlic, ramps, watercress and leafy salad greens. Here's what to look for, plus a special spring garlic bacon soup recipe.

NYC: Union Square Greenmarket Temporarily Relocated To Madison Square Park

Popular market moved to accommodate relief efforts
Nov 5, 2012 6:16 pm

With Union Square being used as a temporary staging area for repair crews in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket has been relocated for the time being next to Madison Square Park at 25th Street and Broadway.

NYC: Can Fulton Fish Market Be Restored?

One man's fight to bring back a forgotten landmark
May 16, 2012 1:46 pm
Fulton Fish Market

Last night Robert La Valva, founder of New Amsterdam Public Market, presented his vision for New York City's derelict Fulton Fish Market site at a Community Board One meeting. Could it be the city's next High Line?

Gus Schumacher on the Future of Food

The former USDA Undersecretary talks buying local
Jan 10, 2012 4:01 pm
Gus Schumacher photo

Name any influential food agency and organization and chances are that Gus Schumacher has been a part of it. From the USDA (where he was Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services from 1997 to 2001) to the World Bank (where he was the Senior Agri-lender) to Foreign Agriculture Services (where he was Administrator) to his position as Massachusetts Commissioner of Food and Agriculture, Schumacher has been a major influence in food policy circles for decades.

Organic Farming Is Massive Down Under

Meet Pat D’Onofrio of Adelaide's Patlin Gardens
Dec 2, 2011 2:01 pm
Photo: Lisa Cohen

Australia and America have a lot in common. Both countries were founded by British exiles, they’re both extremely young nations, and neither wants to lay claim to Mel Gibson. There are similarities from a farming perspective, as well, with fresh, local produce taking center stage in both countries.

What It Takes to Be Certified Organic

5 facts about the USDA certified organic process
Dec 1, 2011 10:01 am
Organic Apples

Everyone knows that buying organic is better for the environment and possibly for your health. But buying organic food isn’t always as simple as looking for the USDA seal. At farmer’s markets in particular, it’s worth your time to ask farmers who aren’t certified organic: how they grow their produce, if they’re applying for certification, and if not, what their reason is behind their decision. The answer could surprise you.

Help NY Farms Rebound After Irene

Farmers turn to fundraising to make ends meet
Oct 28, 2011 10:01 am
Bradley T-Shirt

Months after Hurricane Irene blew through upstate New York, farmers in the fertile flood plain of the Hudson Valley are still reeling from the effects of the storm. Several growers saw their crops completely submerged while other crops were simply taken down by the violent winds. GrowNYC estimates that 80% of greenmarket farmers were affected by the storm....

Ask Dannielle

Spring means seasonal—don't fear the greenmarket
Apr 27, 2011 1:00 pm
Photo: *clairity* on Flickr

Dear Dannielle, I’m ready to go whole hog on the eating seasonal and local foods thing, but I never know what to expect at the farmers’ market and the whole thing kind of intimidates me. Help me reap the crazy delicious harvest I know awaits—what should I look for this week, and what do I do with it? 

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