The 20 Stories about Artisans and Issues You Read the Most in 2017

Last Updated January 03, 2018
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Marion Nestle, photo by Bill Hayes

Sustainability programs, immigration issues, gender equality, conservation, and the importance of supporting local artisans -- these are the stories you loved the most in 2017.

30 Days of Muktuk

Josh Ahsoak ate muktuk every day for a month, lost weight, and connected to his culture   The 30-day whale diet started as a joke. It...

The Women of the Hudson Valley

Rose Viggiano of Chatham Hill Honey slowly removes honey from a hive.
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." --Maya Angelou   Take your pick. Any one of these women are...

Black Magic, Hudson Valley’s Special Soil

Nestled in the heart of New York’s Orange County, the “Black Dirt Region” holds roughly 26,000 acres of the most fertile soil in the country. This miracle soil, black as night, is what remains...

Diary of a farmer: challenges facing the local food movement today

Around five years ago the local food movement went mainstream. I wasn’t the weird farmer with the crazy ideas anymore: I was a trendsetter.

In Memoriam: Larry Schokman

Larry Schokman (Photo: Lynda Lynch LaRocca)
We’re heartbroken to report the death of Larry Schokman, longtime botanical garden director; veteran tea planter; award-winning...

The Dining Hall Comes Of Age

Sustainable Food Service With Bon Appétit Management Company   It’s personal. There is no better way to describe Bon Appétit...

Farmworkers in Northeast Florida

Farmworkers in Northeast Florida at Smith Farms
The faces behind the food we eat, and why it's important to know them.

Food at Work: The Lifeblood of San Francisco's Tech Boom

food at work desktop lunch
At San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building, workplace wellness execs, professors of design and nutrition and some of the country’s most...

Chef Curt Herrmann: A Serious Focus on Cuisine

Grandfather Joe picked up 5-year-old Curt from kindergarten on the south side of Chicago. For the first four years of grade school, the...

Where to From Here? The Local Food Movement 15 Years Later

Marion Nestle, photo by Bill Hayes
Edible Communities began in 2002 with the launch of Edible Ojai, a magazine that chronicled the rising interest in farm-to-table/local,...

Season of Sunshine

There's a job for everyone on this small family farm “Do whatever work feeds your true self, even if it’s not a safe bet, even if it’s...

The Passing of a Farm

The gasps and cries of “Oh no!” you heard (or uttered yourself) last week were the surprised and heartbroken reactions of local-food-loving...

Subrina Dhammi: Anchoring the Mornings at NewsChannel 13

Subrina Dhammi of  WNYT NewsChannel 13
Never underestimate Subrina Dhammi’s persistence. Although her mother fretted when Subrina changed from bioengineering to broadcast journalism at Syracuse University, and an adviser tried to steer...

Taste the Caribbean on this Bustling Bronx Corner

For more than 25 years Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights has been a staple of Concourse Village.

An Original: Mary Kay Smith and The Winds Cafe

Mary Kay Smith and The Winds Café celebrate 40 years of fine dining in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

True To His Roots at Hoboken Farms

Brad Finkel of Hoboken Farms
It may not be lightning, but Brad Finkel has definitely bottled nostalgia. The owner of Hoboken Farms, Finkel began his business as a twentysomething delivering a taste of the old neighborhood to...

Best Biscuits in Nashville?

We know these are fighting words in a town chock-full of biscuits, gravy and mac and cheese, but the biscuits made by Lawanna Dowdy at...

The Bread and Board

Dwayne Beliakoff and Jonathan Cobbs, co-owners of The Bread and Board.
The owners remind their staff everyday “we’re just throwing a big party, folks… enjoy it and be there for your guests."

Behind The Bar: 'Tender-Hearted Folks

Anybody can pour alcohol into a glass in exchange for your money. But the people you’ll meet after this paragraph aren’t just anybody. For...

Here's Where the Most Popular Kids in Queens Eat

The father behind @foodbabyny gives us his top 10 picks for Astoria and LIC.
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