Food Trucks: A PheNOMenon

I recently paid a visit to San Francisco’s Off the Grid (OTG), my first food truck rally. And in all my years being a dedicated foodie I’d never experienced anything like it.

Nothing says locavore quite like a food truck on the go. Picture it: a steel behemoth parks curbside. The hinged window opens and dinner is served, satisfying the line; palate after grub-hungry palate – food exclusively available to you, in your city and made by average Joes like yourself.

Off The Grid Food Truck Meet

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The Unstoppable BabyCakes Bakery – NYC

There’s a pastry house in NYC that’s created quite a buzz – BabyCakes Bakery. In a city dominated by movement, action and a 24-hour-on-the-go lifestyle it’s easy to understand why so many New Yorkers are addicts. These addictions include coffee, donuts, cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Sugar is what pleases this crowd. Everyone Loves BabyCakes Bakery [Read more...]

Organic Living: 5 Ways to Get You There

For many, choosing to buy fresh is associated with hunting your local market for the USDA ‘Organic’ label. And for most, this isn’t a chore that you look forward to. Well have no fear, organic foods are abundant and near. Since going organic I’ve found a few ways with quick online research and firsthand experience on how to shop around and on a budget (as a college student this is important). Here are a few…

Organic Living: 5 Ways to Get You There

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Vegan Gardening – Get a Green Thumb and Save Your Wallet

Crisp beans, sweet juicy plums, intense aromatic herbs – being vegan can be great for your health – but not so much for your pocket book. Finding produce that not only looks fresh but is something that you know how to cook can be a trial; on top of that, wanting that produce to be local and organic can give anyone a headache. But there’s a solution in the midst! You can have affordable produce that is incredibly local and organic – just try gardening your own food, vegan gardening!

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Organic Farms Near You – Get Your Shop On!

Organic farms are becoming an increasingly popular place for the health conscious to buy their food. Eating food produce sold by organic farms boosts the local economy, reduces a carbon footprint and means eating healthier, seasonal foods. However, finding working farms specializing in organics sometimes proves a challenge, especially for people new to the organic game.

There are several ways people looking for organic produce, meats, and dairy products can find nearby farms, no matter where they live or how experienced they may be.

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Locally Grown Vs Organic Produce – Different as Apples and Oranges

It’s almost certain that only a decade ago terms like “locavore” and “certified organic” weren’t even blips on your radar. I remember back when local markets were more of a way of life than the “cool” way to shop. But times change.  We now live in a society which is gradually becoming more health-conscious (reports of the growing obesity epidemic notwithstanding!).

With our growing health consciousness comes the debate between purchasing locally grown vs. organic foods.

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