Summits For Lesbian Farmers Held by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding summits to promote the role of lesbian farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign. The agency is working with singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper for a “day of conversation” about the struggles of gay and transgender individuals in rural America. The agency says its wants […]

Here’s why eating blueberries helps prevent heart disease, cancer and brain aging

7 Proven Reasons To Eat More Blueberries Written By: Margie King, Health Coach Spring and summer are prime seasons for fresh blueberries.  But there are good reasons to eat them all year round.  Blueberries pack huge health benefits in a tiny package. Research confirms that eating even less than a cup of blueberries a day […]

Government Shutdown Reinforces the Importance of Local Food Systems

With the government partially shutdown, corporate mega-farms, concentrated animal feed lots, and big-ag in general become vulnerable to some serious problems. Giant centralized farms and processing plants whose products cross state borders (the majority of them) fall under federal jurisdiction via the Commerce Clause. The FDA is not conducting routine inspections of food facilities, and […]

Cherry Orchard Foods of Cincinnati, Ohio

Owned by Jim Miller, Cherry Orchard Foods is a small company in Cincinnati, Ohio that produces a wonderful variety of Seasoning Mixes, Dessert Mixes, Microwave Pork Rinds and Vino Slush frozen wine drink mix. They sell their products at craft shows and festivals all around the Cincinnati area as well as online at theirwebsite or on Pick-A-Pepper.com. All […]