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October, 2017

Rootstock Radio: Food, Fun & Social Activism

Download In 1983, Judy Wicks founded Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Café and became a pioneer in the local food movement and a model for sustainable business practices. White Dog Café, begun as a simple coffee and muffin shop on the first floor of Judy’s home, was founded on the three pillars of “food, fun and social …

October 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living

Regional Food Hubs: Connecting Dots for Small Businesses

What do you think about as you browse the grocery store for the raw and processed ingredients of your next meal? It’s likely you are focused on flavor and nutrition, for starters. But for a growing number of consumers, the journey their food takes to reach the table is just as important. And that journey …

September 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Power of We

Earth Dinner with the Organic Valley Interns!

As an intern at Organic Valley this summer, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a group of incredibly smart, kind, and innovative interns. We’ve all wholeheartedly embraced the unique culture at Organic Valley, and its cooperative spirit of collaboration and progress. For such a special group, I knew I needed to host an …

September 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Maya Peters | Published in CROPP Culture, Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen

Rootstock Radio: Good Food Movement Pioneer Jim Slama

Download Jim Slama, a pioneer of the Good Food Movement in the Chicago area, is founder and president of FamilyFarmed, a non-profit organization committed to supporting locally grown and responsibly produced food. FamilyFarmed has evolved to include the beloved three-day Good Food Festival and Conference in Chicago, which provides information on financing, food policy, school …

July 3rd, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: Finance Meets Food—Bringing Our Money Back to Earth

Download Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of the book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, was named one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader in 2010, and is an experienced venture capital investor and …

June 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability

Slow Money

Every year, bright tech graduates leave engineering school to launch their savvy ideas in Silicon Valley and San Francisco—to the tune of billions of dollars. Venture capitalists put up the funds (about $30 billion last year) figuring that for every five bad ideas, a good one will return on their losses. Fair enough—but what about …

November 30th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

Giving Organic Grassroots a Voice

If you flip on the TV or click through YouTube, sooner or later you’ll run across an advertisement for soda pop, sugary snacks, or other processed food of questionable nutritional value. The food and beverage industry spends more than $100 million annually on advertising, and millions more on in-store displays to catch our attention. And …

November 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

Local Before Local was Cool

Whether you travel across the country or prefer to stay close to your home town, one of the things you may be noticing is the emphasis on “Buy Local” campaigns. This is based on the simple fact that it is important to support businesses that support our community. The Small Business Administration and the research …

August 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Food & Ag Issues

Beyond Farm to School: Moving Farm to Cafeteria Forward Together

The movement to promote organic, natural, and local foods has inarguably been driven by consumers. Passionate eaters in search of a fresh and healthy lifestyle have teamed with small scale farmers (or in some cases, become farmers themselves) in order to meet their own demand. Over the course of a few decades, this vanguard has …

July 27th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Power of We

Rootstock Radio: Megan Kimble of Edible Baja Arizona, part 2

Download This week Theresa Marquez continues her conversation with Megan Kimble, managing editor of Edible Baja Arizona in Tucson Arizona. Megan is also the author of Unprocessed: My Busy, Broke, City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Food which Bon Appetit magazine described as a “beautiful and refreshingly honest look at the sticky business of making ethical and …

June 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio

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