Summer’s Greatest Prize: Watermelons, With Seeds, Please

For many Americans, juicy, scarlet watermelon is a must for Juneteenth. The heirloom varieties are a sacred summer fruit.

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The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands in American sports.

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The Unlikely Issue Upending France: Meatless School Lunches

The Green party mayor of Lyon, a gastronomic capital, introduced no-meat menus in schools. Let the anguish begin.

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What if Local and Diverse Is Better Than Networked and Global?

Helena Norberg-Hodge has been arguing for localism since the 1970s, but the pandemic is making the Australian activist-scholar’s ideas more relevant than ever.

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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their carts in surprising new directions.

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That Flour You Bought Could Be the Future of the U.S. Economy

Keep baking bread. Small grain companies may suggest a better path for American business.

#commodities, #flour, #grain, #labor-and-jobs, #local-food, #united-states-economy

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How This N.Y. Island Went From Tourist Hot Spot to Emergency Garden

Governors Island had a charming teaching farm that was a field trip destination. Now it’s producing hundreds of pounds of fresh produce every week.

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Small Farms in N.Y. Are Experiencing a Surprising Boom. Here’s Why.

When the restaurants closed, factory farms lost their customers. Local produce is suddenly in demand.

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As Restaurants Remain Shuttered, American Cities Fear the Future

Restaurants have become the economic lifeblood for many cities. The coronavirus threatens to take away more than just delicious food.

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As Supermarkets Feel Hazardous and Sparse, Small Farms Deliver

In Los Angeles, some community-supported agriculture services have seen their membership triple in just a few weeks.

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