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As farmers markets open across the country, here are 10 good reasons to get out and support your local farmers. (The freshest seasonal food is just a part of it.)
Jessy Rushing explores a fun, locally owned nursery called Diggin' It in Texas.
Give the grocery store a rest and try some fresh local food options. Check out the nearest farmer's market, or look into joining a CSA.
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explores a new concept in farmer's markets—a floating farmer's market in Seattle's South Lake Union area.
Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
One editor discovers mountain basil at her local Farmer's Market.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
Apartment Therapy compiles a list of the best places to score vintage, retro and gently used items, from coast to coast.
Jessica discusses whether going green is more than just feeling good about the stuff we buy, and chats about the "virtual global marketplace" she uses to help make wise shopping decisions.
Barter markets--great big swap meets where you can trade what you don't want for things that you do--have become commonplace in Spain and are spreading throughout Europe. This video shows why we may want to start those over here.
Audi’s “green police” Super Bowl commercial reflects a growing trend in marketing as companies target a more environmentally-conscious audience. But buyer-beware; greenwashing is also on the rise.
The United States imports more than $2.2 trillion worth of products from 150 countries every year. That's just crazy, given all the benefits that buying locally can bring to both consumers and communities.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s love for local food has the nation wanting to know more about how to eat in-season. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence offers a healthy helping of advice on how to eat local.
The Federal Trade Commission is creating stricter guidelines for environmental marketing. Could this lead to a crackdown on greenwashing campaigns?
Flea market shopping takes dedication and agility--and it's a ton of fun if you're well prepared.
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
Health care providers in Madison, Wisconsin, have teamed up with community-supported agriculture groups to provide rebates for buying local produce.
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
One restaurant owner in Chicago relies on local farms for outstanding in-season herbs and other produce.
In more shocking news about the honey on U.S. store shelves, a Food Safety News study analyzes more than 60 jars of honey and finds that nearly all of them have been ultra-filtered to disguise their potentially tainted and toxic origins.
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
Old mirrors are a dime a dozen at flea markets--but what can you do with them? Group several of different shapes together for a pretty, unique display.
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
My favorite grocery store is the healthiest, how about yours?
Fresh, easy and festive, this Cranberry Orange Salsa recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Its crimson red color makes it a dazzling holiday appetizer!
This Thanksgiving I am treating myself to a local, great tasting, eco-friendly turkey, thanks to my CSA farmer.
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
Maybe you're a locavore, or a flexitarian. But have you thought about how to make eating meat more sustainable, humane, or local?
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is hosting the Master Gardener Plant Sale in May. Find out why you won't want to miss it.
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz plans for healthy eating in the Grinnell College dining hall.
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
Jessica revisits Maison Madeleine, a beautifully restored historic Southern French cottage.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her newfound love for farm-fresh eggs after experiencing rich, nutritious eggs at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California.
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.