produce

You should know not to store tomatoes in the refrigerator by now, but these other no-nos might come as a surprise.
Several pallets of produce were allegedly tainted by the suspect's butt.
This pay-what-you-wish grocery store is aiming to cut food waste.
States have different rules for what can be sold at farmers markets, and some states have no rules at all.
Skyrocketing demand and low crop yields are a pricey combo.
The culture of mass consumption and production without respect to nature further distances us from our food. Through Natural Agriculture and organic production, respect for food is changing.
There are ways to save and tricks to help us hurdle the money-grabbing obstacles that stand between our bank accounts and the checkout aisle.
Each week, I stroll through the market scavenging for the best produce for our menu. I covet these summer months when the market is brimming with rows of golden cherry tomatoes, giant squashes, and ripe peaches. These open-air markets bring me back to Tuscany--especially when I see rows of bright sunflowers, or girasoli. To capitalize on these last summer days, I'm using this post to point out some of my favorite seasonal produce, and a few tips on how to navigate the market like a chef.
This fleet of farmers is converting local lawns into food gardens.
David Young has started gardens on 30 abandoned lots left over from Hurricane Katrina.
An oddly shaped vegetable is still perfectly edible!
Step 1: Shop with a plan. For SELF, by Audrey Bruno. By now you probably know exactly where your local grocery store keeps
Raise your hand if you ever went to and/or worked at sleep away summer camp. A hundred million hands go up. Raise your hand if you ever worked in a summer camp kitchen. Ninety percent of hands go down.
Stacey Besser, National Animal Rights Day, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Animal suffering as a result of direct human actions
The warmer weather also means the opening of farmers markets, which offer fresh, flavorful and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. What should you be looking out for this summer? Here are a few of my favorites that I've been waiting for all winter.