| Oct 25, 2013
The 19-year-old Encino farmers market is one of the two best in the San Fernando Valley, because of its large size and quality, and its preponderance of farmers over prepared food. It's on a par with Studio City, which the manager, Carole Gallegos, ran...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The biggest pumpkins in the world keep getting bigger.
This year the largest pumpkin at the annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., weighed in at 1,985 pounds -- bigger than any pumpkin in the contest's 40-year history.
Still, it was not...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:48 AM
ALSEA, Ore. - Paco is a miniature Sicilian donkey - one of many endearing souls guests encounter when staying overnight at Leaping Lamb Farm, in Alsea.
"Farm stays," as they're called, are popping up at a growing number of farms, ranches and vineyards in...
| Nov 10, 2012
Total time: 2½ hours, plus chilling and cooling times
Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield.
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 3½ tablespoons water
2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons (12 ounces) flour
3/4 cup (1½ sticks) plus...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report.
That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
If there's one thing that stands out for me during my 25 years in Connecticut, it was the quiet but delicious return of good food and local farms.
For readers who are less than 40 years old, please remember, there were no farmers markets in the state...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
In the next 40 years, the world will need to produce as much food as it has produced over all of human history. Across the planet, hundreds of millions of people go to bed hungry every night — and more and more of them live in cities.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Large state institutions were once built to be self-sustaining; many had their own farms and grew their own food.
Though some of those farms have been lost, remarkably some remain, the crown jewel of which is an 825-acre farm portion of the Southbury...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Several years ago, I served as the Grand Marshal for Seattle's St. Patrick's Day parade. That year, the visiting dignitary was Noel Dempsey, then the Irish minister for communications. Noel explained to me that each St. Patrick's Day, the demand for Irish...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...