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If the news shocks you that the dozen organic eggs you just bought came from hens living in factory-like conditions, you are not alone. Nationwide,

I am a farmers market fiend. The ability to "eat local" is glorious for a gastronome, and late summer abounds with gifts of heirloom tomatoes,

At a time of year when most people are fixated on berries and peaches, corn and tomatoes, it's also the season to get excited

I eased my shopping cart along the meat counter in a national chain grocery store to buy a whole chicken. Roast poultry for dinner seemed

New York's Hudson Valley is fertile terrain for organic farmers. Organic is a gentler, more gracious way of farming, seemingly old-fashioned when compared to

Farmers markets are everywhere. Thanks to a rapid expansion in recent years, there are more than 8,000 farmers markets in the U.S., making it