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How D’you Make a Local Food System?

November 22, 2011

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At a recent event, I got chatting to a delightful rancher couple about their Facebook page.  Though they recognized its importance to marketing their grass-finished beef, they’d never actually seen Mills Ranch’s Facebook page and weren’t entirely sure what it was.  “We know it’s on the computer, but our granddaughter takes care of it” they […]

Now We’ve Found The Food Deserts, What Do We Do With Them?

May 9, 2011

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Food security is beginning to become a buzz word in the mainstream press, not least because of last week’s launch of a nifty online tool for identifying food deserts – low income areas with low access to grocery stores – from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The tool takes a commonsense approach, defining […]