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Emilie Gioia
July 25th, 2014
Social Eats members spent last Sunday exploring the intertidal coasts of San Francisco with the supremely knowledgeable (and wildly entertaining) fish monger and sea forager, Kirk Lombard. Having worked for Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission for nearly a decade, it's no surprise Kirk is  an expert in sustainable fishing practices. In fact, his sought-after CSF (Community Supported Fisheries), Seaforager Seafood, is a Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program partner and sources only environmentally responsible seafood. In between catching Dungeness and Rock crab (with a fishing rod and homemade single crab traps), throwing Hawaiian casting nets for Herring (see us practicing above), and “poke polling”...
Colleen Kimmett
July 18th, 2014
This post was originally published by Farm to Cafeteria Canada. When Hannah Wittman first started traveling to Central Brazil more than a decade ago, she was astounded at the sheer tenacity of the small family farmers she met there. These were the “poorest of the poorest;” people who had been granted land through a constitutional provision that came into effect in the 80s. The idea was...
Hannah Piercey
July 10th, 2014
Each year, Mesamérica draws chefs, farmers, and food producers from around the world to Mexico City. This year’s program featured cooking demonstrations, discussions, showcases, and talks around the question: what do we eat in large cities, how, and why? Enrique Olvera, one of the world’s most renowned chefs, began Mesamérica to connect Mexico’s growing food community with inspiration from...

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Recommended Reading

Published: July 28, 2014
Denver Post
Garden-to-cafeteria programs grow across the country. 
Published: July 25, 2014
Civil Eats
An Oregon district's integrated farm to school program connects students with local livestock.  (Photo: Civil Eats) 
Published: July 24, 2014
Washington Post
Community programs work increase fresh food across New Orleans, Louisiana. (Image: Grow Dat Youth Farm) 
Published: July 23, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago surveyed more than 500 schools about student reaction to meals in the 2012-2013 school year. (Photo: USDAgov via Flickr)