"Imagine paying $50 for a pint of hand-pollinated strawberries," says the voiceover in this compelling video from the Beez Kneez, a local organization devoted to reviving the bee population in the Twin Cities and educating the local community about how bees affect our overall ecosystem. "That's what ... More >>
Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... More >>
SEE ALSO: - Minnesota's average low temperature rose faster than any other state's since 1970, says new study- Al Franken declares Minnesota sweet corn the best in the worldRemember all those corn cobs at the state fair last weekend? Well, Minnesota's corn crop is the strongest in the country, the U ... More >>
One of the newest farmers markets to pop up in the Cities is the one found in the Apple Valley parking lot outside the Minnesota Zoo. We stopped by to have a peek and a taste of the goodies available. We found the usual, beautiful Minnesota bounty, but then we spotted something unexpected.
Do you know where your tomatoes come from? The red-fleshed, savory fruit can be found year round on the shelves of every major grocery store, but what happens before that? What's their origin story? Like many of our beloved heroes, the back-story of the tomato can often be less glamorous than is por ... More >>
Hog farmers and scientists are baffled by an unidentified foamy substance bubbling out of manure pits at hog farms in Minnesota and surrounding states.The methane-filled foam, which can rise four feet above ground level, has been responsible for a half-dozen barn explosions during the past three ... More >>
Two of the top seafood chefs in the city will be going head to head in a culinary battle to the finish. Both chefs are relatively new to their head toque positions. Jamie Malone is still only into her first (official) year as chef de cuisine at Tim McKee's Sea Change in the Guthrie Theater. ... More >>
By the low, blue light reflected from the Discovery Bay exhibit, Fish Smart, the Minnesota Zoo's sustainable seafood effort, will host its first major event: Fish Bites. Hosted by Sue Zelickson on Thursday, October 13, local celebrity chefs like Stewart Woodman of Heidi's, Russell Klein of Merita ... More >>
Is Uncle Sam mucking up your milk?From Food, Inc. to King Corn to Fast Food Nation, the market has seen an influx of movies covering the controversies of ominous Big Ag over the last few years. The newest addition is Farmegeddon, the Unseen War on Family Farms. Filmmaker Kristin Canty ... More >>
Two greenhouse tomatoes: Which is tops?My tomato plants have flowers, but, alas, no fruit. It's just a little to early in the growing season to savor the juiciness of a homegrown Sweet 100 or Cherokee Purple.
In anticipation of August, I had a hankering for tomato-cucumber-chickpea-red onio ... More >>
Lu LippoldOver 50 kinds of fish are for sale at Coastal SeafoodsThe life of a chef is very glamorous. It must be so, or there wouldn't be 10 gazillion TV shows on the subject. Coastal Seafoods' general manager, Tim Lauer, had been a chef for years, living the high life, when he was mysterious ... More >>
Troubled Waters: You can't see it."Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" is a damning documentary about agricultural pollution in the Big Muddy, produced by the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History.
But someone doesn't want you to see it.
Infrogmation Keep your shirt on (and your mask) during Linden Hills Coop's New Orleans-style parade. Beef gets a lot of play this week with Red Stag playing host to the Peterson Limousin Farms family (producers of prized Limousin cattle) and Farmer Dan of the Grass Fed Cattle Company inviting the ... More >>
Image by cygnus921 on FlickrBees: We like the Minnesota onesMinnesota beekeepers are so buzzing mad about "honey laundering" that they're holding a press conference about it today at the State Fair. Apparently, cheap honey from China is messing up their market.
The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales.
State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>
It's Earth Day, and Rep. Keith Ellison is taking note by announcing that he's introducing a House bill to ban a herbicide that's long been the target of environmentalists: Atrazine.
The news comes ahead of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel meeting next week tha ... More >>