Tag archives for Local

#FriFotos: Home Grown

For this week’s #FriFotos* theme, LOCAL, we chose this photo of a Maine farmer who leaves his produce out on his flatbed truck, relying upon the honor system for payment. What’s more local than trusting your neighbors?  What’s your definition of local? Share your thoughts on this elusive yet vital concept in the comments section…

Last week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the 2010 winners of the Great American Main Street Awards during the National Main Street Conference in Oklahoma City. The winners were recognized for demonstrating major achievements in economic and historic revitalization. These are “places that create jobs and are hubs of civic engagement, authentic American…

Organic Chocolate in Ecuador

Kallari bars are considered to be some of the best chocolate around (at least by pastry chef Kate Zuckerman–see this article–and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert). Available in Whole Foods markets, they are a sweet you can feel good about buying: Over 850 Kichwa families living in the Amazon rain forest region of Ecuador have formed…

Tour Guide: Paris Greeters

NG News Editor Christine Dell’Amore is just back from a holiday in Paris, and she got to see the city with the help of one helpful local… Anyone who’s visited France has heard about the country’s legendary rudeness – even the Mona Lisa only cracks a half-smile. That’s why Paris Greeters, a volunteer group of…