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Week 2 of the Eat Local Challenge

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Half way through the month and the Challenge – and frankly, this week was much more difficult than last, with time being short to prepare meals and several celebratory and social events. The first few days, we did really well and stuck to a yummy routine of variations on grits (thanks Hollygrove!) and eggs with […]

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ED Visits Midwest Farms – Part II

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Last week, I wrote about a fantastic visit to recirculating farms in NY. Part II of that trip took me to Chicago, IL. There, I visited several new farms: The Plant, 312 Aquaponics and Growing Power. The Plant is an old 93,500 sq. ft meat packing building that has been cleaned and is slowly being […]

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Week 1 of the Eat Local Challenge in NOLA

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Week one of the Locavore Challenge came to a close yesterday – and it has in fact been a very challenging week. It’s even more difficult than I thought to source everything from within 200 miles of New Orleans. Many people tell me that they prepared for the Challenge by canning and jarring locally grown […]

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In Honor of Earth Day – A New Recirculating Farm Map!!

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In honor of the upcoming 41st Earth Day on April 22, the Recirculating Farms Coalition released a new interactive map that shows consumers where to buy vegetables, fruits, herbs, and seafood, as well as decorative plants and fish from innovative farms. The map identifies hydroponic (growing plants), aquaculture (growing fish) and aquaponic (growing plants and […]

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Berkeley, CA Restaurateur Gets Into Recirculating Farms

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Keba Konte of the Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley, California and business partner Eric Maundu are growing fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs through aquaponics – raising fish and plants together in one closed loop, recirculating system – in urban Oakland, CA. Their hope is to provide truly local, sustainable food for the Guerilla Cafe, and beyond. […]

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“Urban Food Lab” Showcases Recirculating Farming in Philly, PA

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The Partnership of Philadelphia PA, is a Community Development Corporation dedicated to addressing affordable housing and economic development in West and Southwest Philadelphia. For Earth Day, The Partnership is hosting an open house at its new high tech Urban Food Lab to show off an indoor aquaponics system – growing plants and fish together. The […]

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Recirculating Farm Gurus Nelson & Pade Get Visit from Government

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Nelson and Pade, Inc., a Wisconsin company specializing in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture, which are forms of recirculating farming, was honored to host a visit from Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Joan Ballweg, Wisconsin State Representative 41st Assembly District, on March 29, 2012.  Company owners, Rebecca Nelson and John […]